1 Samuel 22:23
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New International Version
Stay with me; don't be afraid. The man who wants to kill you is trying to kill me too. You will be safe with me."

New Living Translation
Stay here with me, and don't be afraid. I will protect you with my own life, for the same person wants to kill us both."

English Standard Version
Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life. With me you shall be in safekeeping.”

New American Standard Bible
"Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life, for you are safe with me."

King James Bible
Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Stay with me. Don't be afraid, for the one who wants to take my life wants to take your life. You will be safe with me."

International Standard Version
Stay with me, and don't be afraid because the one who seeks my life, seeks your life. Indeed, you will be safe with me."

NET Bible
Stay with me. Don't be afraid! Whoever seeks my life is seeking your life as well. You are secure with me."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Stay with me. Don't be afraid. The one who is seeking my life is [also] seeking your life. However, you will be under my protection."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Abide thou with me; do not fear, for he that seeks my life seeks thy life; it is good that thou shalt be kept with me.

King James 2000 Bible
Abide you with me, fear not: for he that seeks my life seeks your life: but with me you shall be safe.

American King James Version
Abide you with me, fear not: for he that seeks my life seeks your life: but with me you shall be in safeguard.

American Standard Version
Abide thou with me, fear not; for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: for with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life, seeketh thy life also, and with me thou shalt be saved.

Darby Bible Translation
Abide with me, fear not; for he that seeks my life seeks thy life; for with me thou art in safe keeping.

English Revised Version
Abide thou with me, fear not; for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: for with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

Webster's Bible Translation
Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

World English Bible
Stay with me, don't be afraid; for he who seeks my life seeks your life. For with me you shall be in safeguard."

Young's Literal Translation
dwell with me; fear not; for he who seeketh my life seeketh thy life; for a charge art thou with me.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:20-23 David greatly lamented the calamity. It is great trouble to a good man to find himself any way the cause of evil to others. He must have been much pained, when he considered that his falsehood was one cause of this fatal event. David speaks with assurance of his own safety, and promises that Abiathar should have his protection. With the Son of David, all who are his may be sure they shall be in safeguard, Ps 91:1. In the hurry and distraction David was continually in, he found time for communion with God, and found comfort in it.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Abide thou with me, fear not,.... He appeared to be in a fright; which is not to be wondered at, as not knowing what to do, and where to go and provide for his safety; when, to allay his fears, and make him easy, David invites and encourages him to stay with him, and not be afraid of Saul, nor any other:

for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life; or, as Kimchi observes, it may be interpreted, "my life he seeks who seeks thy life"; we are in the same circumstances, and have the same common enemy, and therefore it is best and safest to be together; as the Targum,"he that seeks to kill me seeks to kill thee;''and as Jarchi adds, he that loves me will love thee, and he that keeps my life will keep thine:

but with me thou shalt be in safeguard; intimating, that he would be as careful of him as of himself; and that for this reason, as Ben Gersom suggests, because he brought the ephod with the Urim and Thummim with him, by which he could inquire of God for him; but this was the thing David was confident of, that God would preserve him, and raise him to the kingdom, and therefore Abiathar might be sure of safety with him: at this time he penned the fifty second psalm, which shows the frame of spirit he was now in; see Psalm 52:1.



1 Samuel 22:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
Saul Slays the Priests of Nob
22Then David said to Abiathar, "I knew on that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul. I have brought about the death of every person in your father's household. 23"Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life, for you are safe with me."
Cross References
1 Kings 1:7
Adonijah conferred with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they gave him their support.

1 Kings 2:26
To Abiathar the priest the king said, "Go back to your fields in Anathoth. You deserve to die, but I will not put you to death now, because you carried the ark of the Sovereign LORD before my father David and shared all my father's hardships."
Treasury of Scripture

Abide you with me, fear not: for he that seeks my life seeks your life: but with me you shall be in safeguard.

he that seeketh

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John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those …

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