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2 Samuel 1:16

    2 Samuel 1:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD's anointed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And David said to him, Your blood be on your head; for your mouth has testified against you, saying, I have slain the LORD's anointed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain Jehovah's anointed.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And David said to him, May your blood be on your head; for your mouth has given witness against you, saying, I have put to death the man marked with the holy oil.

    Webster's Revision

    And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain Jehovah's anointed.

    World English Bible

    David said to him, "Your blood be on your head; for your mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have slain Yahweh's anointed.'"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD'S anointed.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 1:16

    Thy blood be upon thy head - If he killed Saul, as he said he did, then he deserved death; at that time it was not known to the contrary, and this man was executed on his own confession.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 1:16

    David might well think his sentence just though severe, for he had more than once expressed the deliberate opinion that none could lift up his hand against the Lord's anointed, and be guiltless (see 1 Samuel 24:6; 1 Samuel 26:9, 1 Samuel 26:11, 1 Samuel 26:16).