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1 Samuel 26:9

    1 Samuel 26:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD's anointed, and be guiltless?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD's anointed, and be guiltless?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not; for who can put forth his hand against Jehovah's anointed, and be guiltless?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And David said to Abishai Do not put him to death; for who, without sin, may put out his hand against the man on whom the Lord has put the holy oil?

    Webster's Revision

    And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not; for who can put forth his hand against Jehovah's anointed, and be guiltless?

    World English Bible

    David said to Abishai, "Don't destroy him; for who can put forth his hand against Yahweh's anointed, and be guiltless?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can put forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed, and be guiltless?

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 26:9

    26:9 Destroy him not, and c. - Though Saul be a tyrant, yet he is our Lord and king; and I, though designed king, as yet am his subject; and therefore cannot kill him without sin, nor will I consent that thou shouldst do it.