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1 Samuel 24 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:1 - And it cometh to pass when Saul hath turned back from after the Philistines, that they declare to him, saying, 'Lo, David is in the wilderness of En-gedi.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:2 - And Saul taketh three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and goeth to seek David and his men, on the front of the rocks of the wild goats,

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:3 - and he cometh in unto folds of the flock, on the way, and there is a cave, and Saul goeth in to cover his feet; and David and his men in the sides of the cave are abiding.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:4 - And the men of David say unto him, 'Lo, the day of which Jehovah said unto thee, Lo, I am giving thine enemy into thy hand, and thou hast done to him as it is good in thine eyes;' and David riseth and cutteth off the skirt of the upper robe which is on Saul -- gently.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:5 - And it cometh to pass afterwards that the heart of David smiteth him, because that he hath cut off the skirt which is on Saul,

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:6 - and he saith to his men, 'Far be it from me, by Jehovah; I do not do this thing to my lord -- to the anointed of Jehovah -- to put forth my hand against him, for the anointed of Jehovah he is.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:7 - And David subdueth his men by words, and hath not permitted them to rise against Saul; and Saul hath risen from the cave, and goeth on the way;

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:8 - and David riseth afterwards, and goeth out from the cave, and calleth after Saul, saying, 'My lord, O king!' And Saul looketh attentively behind him, and David boweth -- face to the earth -- and doth obeisance.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:9 - And David saith to Saul, 'Why dost thou hear the words of man, saying, Lo, David is seeking thine evil?

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:10 - Lo, this day have thine eyes seen how that Jehovah hath given thee to-day into my hand in the cave; and one said to slay thee, and mine eye hath pity on thee, and I say, I do not put forth my hand against my lord, for the anointed of Jehovah he is.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:11 - 'And, my father, see, yea see the skirt of thine upper robe in my hand; for by cutting off the skirt of thy upper robe, and I have not slain thee, know and see that there is not in my hand evil and transgression, and I have not sinned against thee, and thou art hunting my soul to take it!

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:12 - 'Jehovah doth judge between me and thee, and Jehovah hath avenged me of thee, and my hand is not on thee;

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:13 - as saith the simile of the ancients, From the wicked goeth out wickedness, and my hand is not on thee.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:14 - 'After whom hath the king of Israel come out? after whom art thou pursuing? -- after a dead dog! after one flea!

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:15 - And Jehovah hath been for judge, and hath judged between me and thee, yea, he seeth and pleadeth my cause, and doth deliver me out of thy hand.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:16 - And it cometh to pass, when David completeth to speak these words unto Saul, that Saul saith, 'Is this thy voice, my son David?' and Saul lifteth up his voice, and weepeth.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:17 - And he saith unto David, 'More righteous thou art than I; for thou hast done me good, and I have done thee evil;

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:18 - and thou hast declared to-day how that thou hast done good with me, how that Jehovah shut me up into thy hand, and thou didst not slay me,

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:19 - and that a man doth find his enemy, and hath sent him away in a good manner; and Jehovah doth repay thee good for that which thou didst to me this day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:20 - 'And, now, lo, I have known that thou dost certainly reign, and the kingdom of Israel hath stood in thy hand;

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:21 - and, now, swear to me by Jehovah -- thou dost not cut off my seed after me, nor dost thou destroy my name from the house of my father.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:22 - And David sweareth to Saul, and Saul goeth unto his house, and David and his men have gone up unto the fortress.
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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