1 Samuel 23:20
New International Version
Now, Your Majesty, come down whenever it pleases you to do so, and we will be responsible for giving him into your hands."

New Living Translation
Come down whenever you’re ready, O king, and we will catch him and hand him over to you!”

English Standard Version
Now come down, O king, according to all your heart’s desire to come down, and our part shall be to surrender him into the king’s hand.”

Berean Study Bible
Now, O king, come down whenever your soul desires, and we will be responsible for delivering him into your hand.”

King James Bible
Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand.

New King James Version
Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king’s hand.”

New American Standard Bible
Now then, O king, come down, since you fully desire to do so; and our part shall be to hand him over to the king.”

NASB 1995
"Now then, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to do so; and our part shall be to surrender him into the king's hand."

NASB 1977
“Now then, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to do so; and our part shall be to surrender him into the king’s hand.”

Amplified Bible
Now then, O king, come down [to Ziph] in accordance with all your heart’s desire to do so [and capture him]; and our part shall be to hand him over to the king.”

Christian Standard Bible
So now, whenever the king wants to come down, let him come down. As for us, we will be glad to hand him over to the king.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now, whenever the king wants to come down, let him come down. Our part will be to hand him over to the king."

American Standard Version
Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him up into the king's hand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now, according to all the desire of your soul, come down unto us and we shall deliver him into the hand of the King!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now according to all the king's desire to come down, let him come down to us; they have shut him up into the hands of the king.

Contemporary English Version
If you come, we will help you catch him."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore come down, as thy soul hath desired to come down: and it shall be our business to deliver him into the king's hands.

English Revised Version
Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deriver him up into the king's hand.

Good News Translation
We know, Your Majesty, how much you want to capture him; so come to our territory, and we will make sure that you catch him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Come, Your Majesty, whenever you want. We will hand him over to you."

International Standard Version
Now, your majesty, whenever you want to come down, come down, and our part will be to hand him over to the king."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him up into the king's hand.'

Literal Standard Version
And now, by all the desire of your soul, O king, to come down, come down, and ours [is] to shut him up into the hand of the king.”

NET Bible
Now at your own discretion, O king, come down. Delivering him into the king's hand will be our responsibility."

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of your soul to come down. It will be our responsibility to deliver him up into the king's hand."

World English Bible
Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of your soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him up into the king's hand."

Young's Literal Translation
And, now, by all the desire of thy soul, O king, to come down, come down, and ours is to shut him up into the hand of the king.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul Pursues David
19Then the Ziphites came up to Saul at Gibeah and said, “Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah south of Jeshimon? 20Now, O king, come down whenever your soul desires, and we will be responsible for delivering him into your hand.” 21“May you be blessed by the LORD,” replied Saul, “for you have had compassion on me.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 23:12
So David asked, "Will the citizens of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?" "They will," said the LORD.

1 Samuel 23:21
"May you be blessed by the LORD," replied Saul, "for you have had compassion on me.


Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand.

all the desire

Deuteronomy 18:6
And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind unto the place which the LORD shall choose;

2 Samuel 3:21
And Abner said unto David, I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king, that they may make a league with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thine heart desireth. And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.

Psalm 112:10
The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

our part

1 Kings 21:11-14
And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them…

2 Kings 10:5-7
And he that was over the house, and he that was over the city, the elders also, and the bringers up of the children, sent to Jehu, saying, We are thy servants, and will do all that thou shalt bid us; we will not make any king: do thou that which is good in thine eyes…

Psalm 54:3
For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now,
וְ֠עַתָּה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

O king,
הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

come down
רֵ֑ד (rêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

whenever
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

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

desires,
אַוַּ֨ת (’aw·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 185: Longing

and we will be responsible
וְלָ֥נוּ (wə·lā·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew

for delivering him
הַסְגִּיר֖וֹ (has·gî·rōw)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5462: To shut up, to surrender

into your hands.”
בְּיַ֥ד (bə·yaḏ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand


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