|New International Version (© 2011)|
"And now your servant says, 'May the word of my lord the king secure my inheritance, for my lord the king is like an angel of God in discerning good and evil. May the LORD your God be with you.'"
King James Bible
Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD thy God will be with thee.
American Standard Version
Then thy handmaid said, Let, I pray thee, the word of my lord the king be comfortable; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: and Jehovah thy God be with thee.
Young's Literal Translation
and thy maid-servant saith, Let, I pray thee, the word of my lord the king be for ease; for as a messenger of God so is my lord the king, to understand the good and the evil; and Jehovah thy God is with thee.'
2 Samuel 14:17 Additional TranslationsTreasury of Scripture Knowledge
comfortable [heb] for rest
as an angel This is very much like the hyperbolical language which is addressed by the Hindoos to an European when they desire to obtain something from him: `Saheb,' they say, `can do every thing. No one can prevent the execution of Saheb's commands. Saheb is God.' Though the expression may be imputed to the hyperbolical genius of these countries, yet there was, perhaps, more of real persuasion than we are apt to suppose. Sir John Chardin states, that having found fault with the king of Persia's valuation of a rich trinket, the grand master told him that if a Persian had dared to have done such a thing, it would have been as much as his life was worth. `Know,' said he, `that the kings of Persia have a general and full knowledge of matters, as sure as it is extensive; and that, equally in the greatest and smallest things, there is nothing more just and sure than what they pronounce.'
2 Samuel 14:20 To fetch about this form of speech has your servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise...
2 Samuel 19:27 And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God...
1 Samuel 29:9 And Achish answered and said to David, I know that you are good in my sight, as an angel of God...
Proverbs 27:21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
Proverbs 29:5 A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
to discern [heb] to hear
1 Kings 3:9,28 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad...
Job 6:30 Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?
1 Corinthians 2:14,15 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...
Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age...
2 Samuel 14:17 Parallel CommentariesAngel Bad Comfort Comfortable Comforting Discern Ease Evil Good Handmaid Hearing Maidservant Maid-Servant Messenger Peace Please Rest Servant Thought Understand WordAngel Bad Comfort Comfortable Comforting Discern Ease Evil Good Handmaid Hearing Maidservant Maid-Servant Messenger Peace Please Rest Servant Thought Understand WordTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Samuel 29:9 Achish answered, "I know that you have been as pleasing in my eyes as an angel of God; nevertheless, the Philistine commanders have said, 'He must not go up with us into battle.'
2 Samuel 14:18 Then the king said to the woman, "Don't keep from me the answer to what I am going to ask you." "Let my lord the king speak," the woman said.
2 Samuel 14:20 Your servant Joab did this to change the present situation. My lord has wisdom like that of an angel of God--he knows everything that happens in the land."
2 Samuel 19:27 And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king. My lord the king is like an angel of God; so do whatever you wish.
1 Kings 3:9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?"