1 Samuel 23:20
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New International Version
Now, Your Majesty, come down whenever it pleases you to do so, and we will be responsible for giving him into your hands."

New Living Translation
Come down whenever you're ready, O king, and we will catch him and hand him over to you!"

English Standard Version
Now come down, O king, according to all your heart’s desire to come down, and our part shall be to surrender him into the king’s hand.”

New American Standard Bible
"Now then, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to do so; and our part shall be to surrender him into the king's hand."

King James Bible
Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now, whenever the king wants to come down, let him come down. Our part will be to hand him over to the king."

International Standard Version
Now, your majesty, whenever you want to come down, come down, and our part will be to hand him over to the king."

NET Bible
Now at your own discretion, O king, come down. Delivering him into the king's hand will be our responsibility."

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of your soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him up into the king's hand."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Come, Your Majesty, whenever you want. We will hand him over to you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him up into the king's hand.'

New American Standard 1977
“Now then, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to do so; and our part shall be to surrender him into the king’s hand.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now, therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down, and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand.

American King James Version
Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand.

American Standard Version
Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him up into the king's hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore come down, as thy soul hath desired to come down: and it shall be our business to deliver him into the king's hands.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and it will be for us to deliver him up into the king's hand.

English Revised Version
Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deriver him up into the king's hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand.

World English Bible
Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of your soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him up into the king's hand."

Young's Literal Translation
And, now, by all the desire of thy soul, O king, to come down, come down, and ours is to shut him up into the hand of the king.'
Study Bible
Saul Pursues David
19Then Ziphites came up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, "Is David not hiding with us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon? 20"Now then, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to do so; and our part shall be to surrender him into the king's hand." 21Saul said, "May you be blessed of the LORD, for you have had compassion on me.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 23:12
Then David said, "Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?" And the LORD said, "They will surrender you."

1 Samuel 23:21
Saul said, "May you be blessed of the LORD, for you have had compassion on me.
Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand.

all the desire

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our part

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2 Kings 10:5-7 And he that was over the house, and he that was over the city, the …

Psalm 54:3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after …

Proverbs 29:26 Many seek the ruler's favor; but every man's judgment comes from the LORD.

Now therefore, O king, come down,.... From Gibeah to Ziph, and the wilderness of it, where David was:

according to all the desires of thy soul to come down; to seize such a prey which he was greatly desirous of, and of nothing more so than of that according to Abarbinel, the sense is, that the thing was ready in whatever way he should desire it; if he chose to come down himself, and lay hold on him, they invite him to come down; but if he did not choose to come down himself, they would seize him, and bring him to him, and deliver him up into his hand, and so he would be under no necessity of going down after him:

and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand; this we will take upon us to do, and save the king the trouble of coming down. 23:19-29 In the midst of his wickedness, Saul affected to speak the language of piety. Such expressions, without suitable effects, can only amuse or deceive those who hear, and those who use them. This mountain was an emblem of the Divine Providence coming between David and the destroyer. Let us not be dismayed at the prospect of future difficulties, but stay ourselves upon Him who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in working. Sooner than his promise shall fail, he will commission Philistines to effect our escape, at the very moment when our case appears most desperate. God requires entire dependence on him, If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established, Isa 7:9.
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