1 Samuel 20:26
New International Version
Saul said nothing that day, for he thought, "Something must have happened to David to make him ceremonially unclean--surely he is unclean."

New Living Translation
Saul didn't say anything about it that day, for he said to himself, "Something must have made David ceremonially unclean."

English Standard Version
Yet Saul did not say anything that day, for he thought, “Something has happened to him. He is not clean; surely he is not clean.”

Berean Study Bible
Saul said nothing that day because he thought, “Something has happened to David to make him ceremonially unclean—surely he is unclean.”

New American Standard Bible
Nevertheless Saul did not speak anything that day, for he thought, "It is an accident, he is not clean, surely he is not clean."

King James Bible
Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

Christian Standard Bible
Saul did not say anything that day because he thought, "Something unexpected has happened; he must be ceremonially unclean--yes, that's it, he is unclean."

Contemporary English Version
Saul didn't say anything that day, because he was thinking, "Something must have happened to make David unfit to be at the Festival. Yes, something must have happened."

Good News Translation
but Saul said nothing that day, because he thought, "Something has happened to him, and he is not ritually pure."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Saul did not say anything that day because he thought, "Something unexpected has happened; he must be ceremonially unclean--yes, that's it, he is unclean."

International Standard Version
Saul didn't say anything that day because he told himself, "Something has happened; he's unclean; surely he's not clean."

NET Bible
However, Saul said nothing about it that day, for he thought, "Something has happened to make him ceremonially unclean. Yes, he must be unclean."

New Heart English Bible
Nevertheless Saul did not say anything that day: for he thought, "Something has happened to him. He is not clean. Surely he is not clean."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul didn't say anything that day, thinking, "Something has happened to him so that he's unclean. He must be unclean."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Nevertheless Saul spoke not any thing that day; for he thought: 'Something hath befallen him, he is unclean; surely he is not clean.'

New American Standard 1977
Nevertheless Saul did not speak anything that day, for he thought, “It is an accident, he is not clean, surely he is not clean.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nevertheless, Saul said nothing that day, for he thought, Something has befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

King James 2000 Bible
Nevertheless Saul spoke not any thing that day: for he thought, Something has befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

American King James Version
Nevertheless Saul spoke not any thing that day: for he thought, Something has befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

American Standard Version
Nevertheless Saul spake not anything that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Saul said nothing on that day, for he said, It seems to have fallen out that he is not clean, because he has not purified himself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul said nothing that day, for he thought it might have happened to him, that he was not clean, nor purified.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul said nothing that day; for he thought, Something has befallen [him], that he is not clean: surely he is not clean.

English Revised Version
Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nevertheless Saul spoke not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

World English Bible
Nevertheless Saul didn't say anything that day: for he thought, "Something has happened to him. He is not clean. Surely he is not clean."

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul hath not spoken anything on that day, for he said, 'It is an accident; he is not clean -- surely not clean.'
Study Bible
Jonathan and David Renew Their Covenant
25He sat in his usual place by the wall, opposite Jonathan and beside Abner, but David’s place was empty. 26Saul said nothing that day because he thought, “Something has happened to David to make him ceremonially unclean— surely he is unclean.” 27But on the day after the New Moon, the second day, David’s place was still empty, and Saul asked his son Jonathan, “Why hasn't the son of Jesse come to the meal either yesterday or today?”…
Cross References
Leviticus 7:20
But if anyone who is unclean eats meat from the peace offering that belongs to the LORD, that person must be cut off from his people.

Leviticus 7:21
If one touches anything unclean, whether human uncleanness, an unclean animal, or any unclean, detestable thing, and then eats any of the meat of the peace offering that belongs to the LORD, that person must be cut off from his people."

Leviticus 15:5
Anyone who touches his bed must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean until evening.

1 Samuel 16:5
"In peace," he replied. "I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. Consecrate yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

1 Samuel 20:27
But on the day after the New Moon, the second day, David's place was still empty, and Saul asked his son Jonathan, "Why hasn't the son of Jesse come to the meal either yesterday or today?"

Treasury of Scripture

Nevertheless Saul spoke not any thing that day: for he thought, Something has befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

he is not clean

Leviticus 7:21
Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain unto the LORD, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.

Leviticus 11:24,27,31,40
And for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcase of them shall be unclean until the even…

Leviticus 15:5,16,17,19-21
And whosoever toucheth his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even…







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

said
דִבֶּ֥ר (ḏib·ber)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

nothing
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

that
הַה֑וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

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

because
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

he thought,
אָמַר֙ (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Something has happened to
מִקְרֶ֣ה (miq·reh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4745: Something met with, an accident, fortune

[David]
ה֔וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

to make him ceremonially unclean—
בִּלְתִּ֥י (bil·tî)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

surely
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

he [is]
ה֖וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

unclean.”
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no
20:24-34 None were more constant than David in attending holy duties; nor had he been absent, but self-preservation obliged him to withdraw. In great peril present opportunities for Divine ordinances may be waved. But it is bad for us, except in case of necessity, to omit any opportunity of statedly attending on them. Jonathan did wisely and well for himself and family, to secure an interest in David, yet for this he is blamed. It is good to take God's people for our people. It will prove to our advantage at last, however it may now be thought against our interest. Saul was outrageous. What savage beasts, and worse, does anger make men!
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