1 Samuel 24:15
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New International Version
May the LORD be our judge and decide between us. May he consider my cause and uphold it; may he vindicate me by delivering me from your hand."

New Living Translation
May the LORD therefore judge which of us is right and punish the guilty one. He is my advocate, and he will rescue me from your power!"

English Standard Version
May the LORD therefore be judge and give sentence between me and you, and see to it and plead my cause and deliver me from your hand.”

Berean Study Bible
May the LORD be our judge and decide between you and me. May He take notice and plead my case and deliver me from your hand.”

New American Standard Bible
"The LORD therefore be judge and decide between you and me; and may He see and plead my cause and deliver me from your hand."

King James Bible
The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.

Christian Standard Bible
May the LORD be judge and decide between you and me. May he take notice and plead my case and deliver me from you."

Contemporary English Version
I pray that the LORD will help me escape and show that I am in the right.

Good News Translation
The LORD will judge, and he will decide which one of us is wrong. May he look into the matter, defend me, and save me from you."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May the LORD be judge and decide between you and me. May He take notice and plead my case and deliver me from you."

International Standard Version
May the LORD act as judge, and may he decide between me and you. May he see, may he plead my case, and may he vindicate me in this dispute against you."

NET Bible
May the LORD be our judge and arbiter. May he see and arbitrate my case and deliver me from your hands!"

New Heart English Bible
May the LORD therefore be judge, and give sentence between me and you, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of your hand."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the LORD must be the judge. He will decide between you and me. He will watch and take my side in [this] matter and set me free from you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD therefore be judge, and give sentence between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thy hand.'

New American Standard 1977
“The LORD therefore be judge and decide between you and me; and may He see and plead my cause, and deliver me from your hand.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD, therefore, shall judge, and he shall judge between me and thee. Let him see and plead my cause, and defend me from thy hand.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and you, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of your hand.

American King James Version
The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and you, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of your hand.

American Standard Version
Jehovah therefore be judge, and give sentence between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thy hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be the Lord judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and judge my cause, and deliver me out of thy hand.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah therefore shall be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and do me justice [in delivering me] out of thy hand.

English Revised Version
The LORD therefore be judge, and give sentence between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thy hand.

World English Bible
May Yahweh therefore be judge, and give sentence between me and you, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of your hand."

Young's Literal Translation
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.'
Study Bible
David Spares Saul
14Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog? A flea? 15May the LORD be our judge and decide between you and me. May He take notice and plead my case and deliver me from your hand.”
Cross References
Judges 11:27
I have not sinned against you, but you have done me wrong by waging war against me. May the LORD, the Judge, decide today between the Israelites and the Ammonites.”

1 Samuel 24:12
May the LORD judge between you and me, and may the LORD take vengeance on you, but my hand will never be against you.

1 Samuel 25:39
On hearing that Nabal was dead, David said, “Blessed be the LORD who has upheld my cause against the reproach of Nabal and has restrained His servant from evil. For the LORD has brought the wickedness of Nabal down upon his own head.” Then David sent word to Abigail, asking for her in marriage.

Psalm 35:1
Contend with my opponents, O LORD; fight against those who battle me.

Psalm 43:1
Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; deliver me from deceitful and unjust men.

Psalm 119:154
Defend my cause and redeem me; revive me according to Your word.

Micah 7:9
Because I have sinned against Him, I must endure the rage of the LORD, until He argues my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me into the light; I will see His righteousness.

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and you, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of your hand.

be judge

1 Samuel 24:12 The LORD judge between me and you, and the LORD avenge me of you: …

2 Chronicles 24:22 Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his …

Micah 1:2 Hear, all you people; listen, O earth, and all that therein is: and …

plead

Psalm 35:1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against …

Psalm 43:1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O …

Psalm 119:154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to your word.

Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against …

deliver [heb] judge

1 Samuel 26:4 David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul was come in very deed.







(15) The Lord therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.--Shall I lay these hands on the Lord's Anointed? God forbid. No; I will not do it for a kingdom. Such wicked feats I leave for wicked men to act. God can and will in His own due time make good His own promise without my sin. I shall be content to wait His leisure, and remain in the sad condition I now am in, till it shall please Him to bring me out of it.--Bishop Sanderson, in Wordsworth.

The Lord therefore be Judge, and judge between me and thee,.... Signifying he did not desire to be judge in his own cause, but leave it with God to determine it for him in his providence:

and see, and plead my cause; look with pity upon him, take his cause in his hand, plead it, and do him justice:

and deliver me out of thine hand: which was a prayer of faith, believing he would do it in due time, see Psalm 7:6. 24:8-15 David was falsely charged with seeking Saul's hurt; he shows Saul that God's providence had given him opportunity to do it. And it was upon a good principle that he refused to do it. He declares his fixed resolution never to be his own avenger. If men wrong us, God will right us, at farthest, in the judgment of the great day.



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