2 Samuel 15:26
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New International Version
But if he says, 'I am not pleased with you,' then I am ready; let him do to me whatever seems good to him."

New Living Translation
But if he is through with me, then let him do what seems best to him."

English Standard Version
But if he says, ‘I have no pleasure in you,’ behold, here I am, let him do to me what seems good to him.”

New American Standard Bible
"But if He should say thus, 'I have no delight in you,' behold, here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him."

King James Bible
But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, if He should say, 'I do not delight in you,' then here I am--He can do with me whatever pleases Him."

International Standard Version
But if he should say something like 'I'm not pleased with you,' well then, here I am—let him do to me whatever seems right to him."

NET Bible
However, if he should say, 'I do not take pleasure in you,' then he will deal with me in a way that he considers appropriate."

New Heart English Bible
but if he should say, 'I have no delight in you;' look, here I am. Let him do to me as seems good to him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if he says, 'I'm not pleased with you,' let him do to me what he considers right."

JPS Tanakh 1917
but if He say thus: I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let Him do to me as seemeth good unto Him.'

New American Standard 1977
“But if He should say thus, ‘I have no delight in you,’ behold, here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if he should say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here I am, let him do to me as seems good unto him.

King James 2000 Bible
But if he thus says, I have no delight in you; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seems good unto him.

American King James Version
But if he thus say, I have no delight in you; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seems good to him.

American Standard Version
but if he say thus, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if he shall say to me: Thou pleasest me not: I am ready, let him do that which is good before him.

Darby Bible Translation
But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, [here am] I, let him do to me as seemeth good to him.

English Revised Version
but if he say thus, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if he shall thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good to him.

World English Bible
but if he say thus, 'I have no delight in you;' behold, here am I. Let him do to me as seems good to him."

Young's Literal Translation
and if thus He say, I have not delighted in thee; here am I, He doth to me as is good in His eyes.'
Study Bible
David Flees Jerusalem
25The king said to Zadok, "Return the ark of God to the city. If I find favor in the sight of the LORD, then He will bring me back again and show me both it and His habitation. 26"But if He should say thus, I have no delight in you,' behold, here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him." 27The king said also to Zadok the priest, "Are you not a seer? Return to the city in peace and your two sons with you, your son Ahimaaz and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 3:18
So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, "It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him."

2 Samuel 11:27
When the time of mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house and she became his wife; then she bore him a son. But the thing that David had done was evil in the sight of the LORD.

2 Samuel 22:20
"He also brought me forth into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.

1 Chronicles 21:7
God was displeased with this thing, so He struck Israel.
Treasury of Scripture

But if he thus say, I have no delight in you; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seems good to him.

I have not

2 Samuel 22:20 He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because …

Numbers 14:8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, …

1 Kings 10:9 Blessed be the LORD your God, which delighted in you, to set you …

2 Chronicles 9:8 Blessed be the LORD your God, which delighted in you to set you on …

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; …

Isaiah 62:4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any …

Jeremiah 22:28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein …

Jeremiah 32:41 Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them …

Matthew 1:10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;

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Judges 10:15 And the children of Israel said to the LORD, We have sinned: do you …

1 Samuel 3:18 And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he …

Job 1:20,21 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell …

Psalm 39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.

(26) Let him do to me as seemeth good.--David recognises that he is suffering under the punishment pronounced by Nathan for his sin, and he seeks to throw himself entirely into the hands of God, trusting in His mercy. (Comp. 2Samuel 24:14.) He is, therefore, unwilling to have the ark carried with him lest he should seem to undertake to compel the Divine presence and blessing. He feels sure that if God so will, he shall be brought again in peace; but if not, yet he will perfectly submit himself to God's ordering.

Verse 26. - Let him do to me as seemeth good unto him. David's answer is full, not only of devout resignation and trust in God, but is remarkable also for the absence of superstition. He feels that God will not judge him by any mere outward sign or privilege, but in truth and equity. If he deserves condemnation, he will not escape it by carrying the ark about with him. If, on the contrary, God accepts him, he will restore him to the enjoyment of his spiritual privileges, and bring him back to worship at the place which he has chosen for his dwelling. We must notice that he addresses these words to Zadok, who had remained with the ark. This was natural if Abiathar was occupied in offering, but hard to understand if he had gone up, that is, in advance of the ark, to acquaint David with their purpose. But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee,.... As a king, or in his temporal prosperity, though he might and had delight in him as a chosen vessel of salvation, as a saint and child of God, and in his spiritual and everlasting welfare:

behold, here am I; his humble servant, ready to be, and do and suffer whatever is his pleasure:

let him do to me as seemeth good unto him; strip me of all the ensigns of royalty, dispossess me of my crown and kingdom, and dispose of me as seems good in his sight; who is a sovereign Being, and has a right to do with his creatures what he pleases. 15:24-30 David is very careful for the safety of the ark. It is right to be more concerned for the church's prosperity than our own; to prefer the success of the gospel above our own wealth, credit, ease, and safety. Observe with what satisfaction and submission David speaks of the Divine disposal. It is our interest, as well as our duty, cheerfully to acquiesce in the will of God, whatever befalls us. Let us see God's hand in all events; and that we may not be afraid of what shall be, let us see all events in God's hand. David's sin was ever before him, Ps 51:3; but never so plain, nor ever appearing so black as now. He never wept thus when Saul hunted him, but a wounded conscience makes troubles lie heavy, Ps 38:4.
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