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2 Samuel 14:17

    2 Samuel 14:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD thy God will be with thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then your handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD your God will be with you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then thy handmaid said, Let, I pray thee, the word of my lord the king be comfortable; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: and Jehovah thy God be with thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then your servant said, May the word of my lord the king give me peace! for my lord the king is as the angel of God in his hearing of good and bad: and may the Lord your God be with you!

    Webster's Revision

    Then thy handmaid said, Let, I pray thee, the word of my lord the king be comfortable; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: and Jehovah thy God be with thee.

    World English Bible

    Then your handmaid said, 'Please let the word of my lord the king bring rest; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad. May Yahweh, your God, be with you.'"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then thine handmaid said, Let, I pray thee, the word of my lord the king be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: and the LORD thy God be with thee.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 14:17

    Angel - Messenger.
    Discern - To examine, prove or test; scrutinize.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 14:17

    As an angel of God - Rather, as "the" Angel of God; and therefore whatever David decided would be right.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 14:17

    14:17 Angel - In wisdom, and justice, and goodness. Therefore - Because thou art so wise and gracious to those who in strict justice deserve punishment, God will own and stand by thee in this thy act of grace: or God will prosper thee in thy enterprizes.