1 Samuel 11:13
New International Version
But Saul said, “No one will be put to death today, for this day the LORD has rescued Israel.”

New Living Translation
But Saul replied, “No one will be executed today, for today the LORD has rescued Israel!”

English Standard Version
But Saul said, “Not a man shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has worked salvation in Israel.”

Berean Study Bible
But Saul ordered, “No one shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has worked salvation in Israel.”

King James Bible
And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel.

New King James Version
But Saul said, “Not a man shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has accomplished salvation in Israel.”

New American Standard Bible
But Saul said, “Not a single person shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has brought about victory in Israel.”

NASB 1995
But Saul said, “Not a man shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has accomplished deliverance in Israel.”

NASB 1977
But Saul said, “Not a man shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has accomplished deliverance in Israel.”

Amplified Bible
But Saul said, “No man shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has brought victory to Israel.”

Christian Standard Bible
But Saul ordered, “No one will be executed this day, for today the LORD has provided deliverance in Israel.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Saul ordered, “No one will be executed this day, for today the LORD has provided deliverance in Israel.”

American Standard Version
And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day; for to-day Jehovah hath wrought deliverance in Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shaul said: “No man will be killed on this day, because today LORD JEHOVAH performed salvation for Israel!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Saul said, No man shall die this day, for to-day the Lord has wrought deliverance in Israel.

Contemporary English Version
"No you won't!" Saul told them. "The LORD rescued Israel today, and no one will be put to death."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul said: No man shall be killed this day, because the Lord this day hath wrought salvation in Israel:

English Revised Version
And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for today the LORD hath wrought deliverance in Israel.

Good News Translation
But Saul said, "No one will be put to death today, for this is the day the LORD rescued Israel."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Saul said, "No one will be killed today, because today the LORD saved Israel."

International Standard Version
But Saul said, "Let no one be put to death this day, because today the LORD has delivered Israel."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul said: 'There shall not a man be put to death this day; for to-day the LORD hath wrought deliverance in Israel.'

Literal Standard Version
And Saul says, “There is no man put to death on this day, for today YHWH has worked salvation in Israel.”

NET Bible
But Saul said, "No one will be killed on this day. For today the LORD has given Israel a victory!"

New Heart English Bible
Saul said, "There shall not a man be put to death this day; for today the LORD has worked deliverance in Israel."

World English Bible
Saul said, "There shall not a man be put to death this day; for today Yahweh has worked deliverance in Israel."

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul saith, 'There is no man put to death on this day, for to-day hath Jehovah wrought salvation in Israel.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul Confirmed as King
12Then the people said to Samuel, “Who said that Saul should not reign over us? Bring those men here so we can kill them!” 13But Saul ordered, “No one shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has worked salvation in Israel.” 14Then Samuel said to the people, “Come, let us go to Gilgal and renew the kingship there.”…

Cross References
Exodus 14:13
But Moses told the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the LORD's salvation, which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see again.

Exodus 14:30
That day the LORD saved Israel from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the shore.

1 Samuel 10:27
But some worthless men said, "How can this man save us?" So they despised him and brought him no gifts; but Saul remained silent about it.

1 Samuel 19:5
He took his life in his hands when he struck down the Philistine, and the LORD worked a great salvation for all Israel. You saw it and rejoiced, so why would you sin against innocent blood by killing David for no reason?"

2 Samuel 19:22
And David replied, "Sons of Zeruiah, what have I to do with you, that you should be my adversaries today? Should any man be put to death in Israel today? Am I not indeed aware that today I am king over Israel?"

2 Samuel 23:10
but Eleazar stood his ground and struck the Philistines until his hand grew weary and stuck to his sword. The LORD brought about a great victory that day. Then the troops returned to him, but only to plunder the dead.


Treasury of Scripture

And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD has worked salvation in Israel.

There shall

1 Samuel 14:45
And the people said unto Saul, Shall Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel? God forbid: as the LORD liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground; for he hath wrought with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not.

2 Samuel 19:22
And David said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel? for do not I know that I am this day king over Israel?

the Lord

1 Samuel 19:5
For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?

Exodus 14:13,30
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever…

Psalm 44:4-8
Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob…









(13) And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day.--A wise, as well as a generous, decision; anything like a bloody vengeance would have been the commencement of future feuds and bitter heart-burnings between the new king and the powerful families of the other tribes, who misliked and opposed his election. Saul began his reign with wise discretion, as well as with heroic valour. By this determined refusal to avenge the cruel affront showed to him, he taught "kings to be" how truly a royal virtue was forgiveness of all past wrongs.

For to day the Lord hath wrought salvation in Israel.--And as yet unspoiled, the king's heart was full of humble reverent piety. By this first public act of pardon, he "not only signified that the public rejoicing should not be interrupted, but reminded them of the clemency of God, and urged that since Jehovah had shown such clemency upon that day, that He overlooked their sins, and had given them a glorious victory. it was only right they should follow His example, and forgive their neighbours' sins without bloodshed." (Seb. Schmidt, quoted by Keil and Delitsch.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But Saul
שָׁא֔וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

ordered,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“No
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

one
אִ֖ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

shall be put to death
יוּמַ֥ת (yū·maṯ)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

this
הַזֶּ֑ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

day,
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

today
הַיּ֛וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has worked
עָשָֽׂה־ (‘ā·śāh-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

salvation
תְּשׁוּעָ֖ה (tə·šū·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8668: Deliverance, salvation

in Israel.”
בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (bə·yiś·rā·’êl)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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