2 Samuel 4:11
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New International Version
How much more--when wicked men have killed an innocent man in his own house and on his own bed--should I not now demand his blood from your hand and rid the earth of you!"

New Living Translation
How much more should I reward evil men who have killed an innocent man in his own house and on his own bed? Shouldn't I hold you responsible for his blood and rid the earth of you?"

English Standard Version
How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood at your hand and destroy you from the earth?”

New American Standard Bible
"How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood from your hand and destroy you from the earth?"

King James Bible
How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How much more when wicked men kill a righteous man in his own house on his own bed! So now, should I not require his blood from your hands and wipe you off the earth?"

International Standard Version
How much worse will it be, then, when evil men kill an innocent man on his own bed in his own house! Shouldn't I avenge his blood—which you are responsible for shedding —by removing you from the earth?"

NET Bible
Surely when wicked men have killed an innocent man as he slept in his own house, should I not now require his blood from your hands and remove you from the earth?"

New Heart English Bible
How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How much more [should I reward] wicked men who kill an innocent man on his own bed in his home? The LORD has rescued me from every trouble. I solemnly swear, as the LORD lives, I'll now seek revenge for his murder and rid the land of you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?'

New American Standard 1977
“How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood from your hand, and destroy you from the earth?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
How much more unto wicked men who have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? Shall I not, therefore, now require his blood of your hand and remove you from the earth?

King James 2000 Bible
How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

American King James Version
How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house on his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

American Standard Version
How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How much more now when wicked men have slain an innocent man in his own house, upon his bed, shall I not require his blood at your hand, and take you away from the earth?

Darby Bible Translation
how much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? and should I not now demand his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

English Revised Version
How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

Webster's Bible Translation
How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

World English Bible
How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?"

Young's Literal Translation
Also -- when wicked men have slain the righteous man in his own house, on his bed; and now, do not I require his blood of your hand, and have taken you away from the earth?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:8-12 A person may be glad to obtain his just wishes, and yet really regret the means by which he receives them. He may be sorry for the death of a person by which he is a gainer. These men shed innocent blood, from the basest motives. David justly executed vengeance upon them. He would not be beholden to any to help him by unlawful practices. God had helped him over many a difficulty, and through many a danger, therefore he depended upon him to crown and complete his own work. He speaks of his redemption from all adversity, as a thing done; though he had many storms yet before him, he knew that He who had delivered, would deliver.
Study Bible
David Kills the Murderers
10when one told me, saying, 'Behold, Saul is dead,' and thought he was bringing good news, I seized him and killed him in Ziklag, which was the reward I gave him for his news. 11"How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood from your hand and destroy you from the earth?" 12Then David commanded the young men, and they killed them and cut off their hands and feet and hung them up beside the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-bosheth and buried it in the grave of Abner in Hebron.…
Cross References
Genesis 9:5
"Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.

2 Samuel 16:8
"The LORD has returned upon you all the bloodshed of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the LORD has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. And behold, you are taken in your own evil, for you are a man of bloodshed!"

Psalm 9:12
For He who requires blood remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
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How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house on his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

when wicked

1 Kings 2:32 And the LORD shall return his blood on his own head, who fell on …

Proverbs 25:26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, …

Habakkuk 1:4,12 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment does never go forth: for …

1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And …

require

2 Samuel 3:27,39 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the …

Genesis 9:5,6 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of …

Exodus 21:12 He that smites a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

Numbers 35:31-34 Moreover you shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, …

Psalm 9:12 When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: he forgets …

from

Genesis 4:11 And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth …

Genesis 6:13 And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for …

Genesis 7:23 And every living substance was destroyed which was on the face of …

Exodus 9:15 For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite you and your …

Psalm 109:15 Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the …

Proverbs 2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors …

Jeremiah 10:11 Thus shall you say to them, The gods that have not made the heavens …

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