1 Samuel 22:23
New International Version
Stay with me; don’t be afraid. The man who wants to kill you is trying to kill me too. You will be safe with me.”

New Living Translation
Stay here with me, and don’t be afraid. I will protect you with my own life, for the same person wants to kill us both.”

English Standard Version
Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life. With me you shall be in safekeeping.”

Berean Study Bible
Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks your life is seeking mine as well. You will be safe with me.”

King James Bible
Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

New King James Version
Stay with me; do not fear. For he who seeks my life seeks your life, but with me you shall be safe.”

New American Standard Bible
Stay with me; do not be afraid, even though he who is seeking my life is seeking your life. For you are safe with me.”

NASB 1995
“Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life, for you are safe with me.”

NASB 1977
“Stay with me, do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life; for you are safe with me.”

Amplified Bible
Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life, but you are safe with me.”

Christian Standard Bible
Stay with me. Don’t be afraid, for the one who wants to take my life wants to take your life. You will be safe with me.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Stay with me. Don’t be afraid, for the one who wants to take my life wants to take your life. You will be safe with me.”

American Standard Version
Abide thou with me, fear not; for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: for with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Stay with me and do not fear, because he who seeks my life seeks also your life, because The Protector is with me”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Dwell with me; fear not, for wherever I shall seek a place of safety for my life, I will also seek a place for thy life, for thou art safely guarded while with me.

Contemporary English Version
Stay here. Isn't the same person trying to kill both of us? Don't worry! You'll be safe here with me."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life, seeketh thy life also, and with me thou shalt be saved.

English Revised Version
Abide thou with me, fear not; for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: for with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

Good News Translation
Stay with me and don't be afraid. Saul wants to kill both you and me, but you will be safe with me."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Stay with me. Don't be afraid. The one who is seeking my life is [also] seeking your life. However, you will be under my protection."

International Standard Version
Stay with me, and don't be afraid because the one who seeks my life, seeks your life. Indeed, you will be safe with me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Abide thou with me, fear not; for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life; for with me thou shalt be in safeguard.'

Literal Standard Version
dwell with me; do not fear; for he who seeks my life seeks your life; for you [are my] charge with me.”

NET Bible
Stay with me. Don't be afraid! Whoever seeks my life is seeking your life as well. You are secure with me."

New Heart English Bible
Stay with me, do not be afraid; for he who seeks my life seeks your life. For with me you shall be in safeguard."

World English Bible
Stay with me, don't be afraid; for he who seeks my life seeks your life. For with me you shall be in safeguard."

Young's Literal Translation
dwell with me; fear not; for he who seeketh my life seeketh thy life; for a charge art thou with me.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul Slays the Priests of Nob
22Then David said to Abiathar, “I knew that Doeg the Edomite was there that day, and that he was sure to tell Saul. I myself am responsible for the lives of everyone in your father’s house. 23Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks your life is seeking mine as well. You will be safe with me.”

Cross References
1 Kings 1:7
So Adonijah conferred with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, who supported him.

1 Kings 2:26
Then the king said to Abiathar the priest, "Go back to your fields in Anathoth. Even though you deserve to die, I will not put you to death at this time, since you carried the ark of the Lord GOD before my father David, and you suffered through all that my father suffered."


Treasury of Scripture

Abide you with me, fear not: for he that seeks my life seeks your life: but with me you shall be in safeguard.

he that seeketh

1 Kings 2:26
And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and because thou hast been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.

Matthew 24:9
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

John 15:20
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

but with me

John 10:28-30
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand…

John 17:12
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

John 18:9
That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Stay
שְׁבָ֤ה (šə·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

with me;
אִתִּי֙ (’it·tî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

be afraid,
תִּירָ֔א (tî·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

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

he who
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

seeks
יְבַקֵּ֣שׁ (yə·ḇaq·qêš)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

your life
נַפְשֶׁ֑ךָ (nap̄·še·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

is seeking
יְבַקֵּ֥שׁ (yə·ḇaq·qêš)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

mine [as well].
נַפְשִׁ֖י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

You
אַתָּ֖ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

will be safe
מִשְׁמֶ֥רֶת (miš·me·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function

with me.”
עִמָּדִֽי׃ (‘im·mā·ḏî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5978: Against, by, from, me, mine, of, that I take, unto,


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