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2 Samuel 21:3

    2 Samuel 21:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore David said unto the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I make the atonement, that ye may bless the inheritance of the LORD?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why David said to the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? and with which shall I make the atonement, that you may bless the inheritance of the LORD?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and David said unto the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I make atonement, that ye may bless the inheritance of Jehovah?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So David said to the Gibeonites, What may I do for you? how am I to make up to you for your wrongs, so that you may give a blessing to the heritage of the Lord?

    Webster's Revision

    and David said unto the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I make atonement, that ye may bless the inheritance of Jehovah?

    World English Bible

    and David said to the Gibeonites, "What shall I do for you? And with what shall I make atonement, that you may bless the inheritance of Yahweh?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and David said unto the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I make atonement, that ye may bless the inheritance of the LORD?

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 21:3

    Atonement - A covering (for sin).
    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?
    Wherewith - The things with which...

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:3

    Wherewith shall I make the atonement - It is very strange that a choice of this kind should be left to such a people. Why not ask this of God himself?