1 Samuel 18:11
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New International Version
and he hurled it, saying to himself, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David eluded him twice.

New Living Translation
and he suddenly hurled it at David, intending to pin him to the wall. But David escaped him twice.

English Standard Version
And Saul hurled the spear, for he thought, “I will pin David to the wall.” But David evaded him twice.

New American Standard Bible
Saul hurled the spear for he thought, "I will pin David to the wall." But David escaped from his presence twice.

King James Bible
And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and he threw it, thinking, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David got away from him twice.

International Standard Version
Saul hurled it, thinking, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David escaped from him twice.

NET Bible
and Saul threw the spear, thinking, "I'll nail David to the wall!" But David escaped from him on two different occasions.

New Heart English Bible
and Saul threw the spear; for he said, "I will pin David even to the wall." David escaped from his presence twice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He raised the spear and thought, "I'll nail David to the wall." But David got away from him twice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul cast the spear; for he said: 'I will smite David even to the wall.' And David stepped aside out of his presence twice.

New American Standard 1977
And Saul hurled the spear for he thought, “I will pin David to the wall.” But David escaped from his presence twice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Saul cast the spear, saying, I will smite David to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

King James 2000 Bible
And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will pin David even to the wall with it. And David escaped out of his presence twice.

American King James Version
And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

American Standard Version
and Saul cast the spear; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And threw it, thinking to nail David to the wall: and David stept aside out of his presence twice.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul cast the spear, and thought, I will smite David and the wall. But David turned away from him twice.

English Revised Version
and Saul cast the spear; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall. And David escaped from his presence twice.

World English Bible
and Saul threw the spear; for he said, "I will pin David even to the wall!" David escaped from his presence twice.

Young's Literal Translation
and Saul casteth the javelin, and saith, 'I smite through David, even through the wall;' and David turneth round out of his presence twice.
Study Bible
Saul Envies David
10Now it came about on the next day that an evil spirit from God came mightily upon Saul, and he raved in the midst of the house, while David was playing the harp with his hand, as usual; and a spear was in Saul's hand. 11Saul hurled the spear for he thought, "I will pin David to the wall." But David escaped from his presence twice. 12Now Saul was afraid of David, for the LORD was with him but had departed from Saul.…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:34
quenched the raging fire, and escaped the edge of the sword; who gained strength from weakness, became mighty in battle, and put foreign armies to flight.

1 Samuel 19:9
Now there was an evil spirit from the LORD on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand, and David was playing the harp with his hand.

1 Samuel 19:10
Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, so that he stuck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped that night.

1 Samuel 20:33
Then Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him down; so Jonathan knew that his father had decided to put David to death.
Treasury of Scripture

And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

cast the javelin

1 Samuel 19:9,10 And the evil spirit from the LORD was on Saul, as he sat in his house …

1 Samuel 20:33 And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew …

Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue …

And David

Psalm 37:32,33 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him…

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue …

Luke 4:30 But he passing through the middle of them went his way,

John 8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and …

John 10:39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

(11) And Saul cast the javelin.--The Alexandrian MS. of the LXX. and the Chaldee Version translate the Hebrew here "lifted the javelin." The probable meaning of the verb in this place is "brandished," or "aimed." It is hardly credible that if he actually threw it, David would have trusted himself a second time in the king's chamber.

And Saul cast the javelin,.... Out of his hand at David:

for he said; in his heart, determining in his mind:

I will smite David even to the wall with it; he determined to cast it with such force and violence, that it should pierce through David, and enter into the very wall, by the side of which David was:

and David avoided out of his presence twice; to escape the javelin cast at him; either he went out at the first time of its being thrown, and then came in again, when he threw it a second time at him, upon which he also withdrew; or this was one of the times, and the other some time after, of which see 1 Samuel 19:9. Abarbinel thinks, that David, while he was playing, his eyes were so fixed upon his own hands, that he was not aware of the javelin, and turned himself from Saul without intention both times, and so escaped without knowledge of it; such was the good providence of God towards him, and which, when Saul perceived, it wrought upon him, as follows. 18:6-11 David's troubles not only immediately follow his triumphs, but arise from them; such is the vanity of that which seems greatest in this world. It is a sign that the Spirit of God is departed from men, if, like Saul, they are peevish, envious, suspicious, and ill-natured. Compare David, with his harp in his hand, aiming to serve Saul, and Saul, with his javelin in his hand, aiming to slay David; and observe the sweetness and usefulness of God's persecuted people, and the barbarity of their persecutors. But David's safety must be ascribed to God's providence.
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