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 hands.”

New American Standard Bible
"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."

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.

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."

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

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."

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."

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."

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; and our part shall be to deliver him up into the king's hand."

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

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.'

New American Standard 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.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 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 into the king's hand.

American 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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and it will be for us to deliver him up into the king's hand.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.'
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Saul Pursues David
19Then the Ziphites came up to Saul at Gibeah and said, “Is not David hiding with us in strongholds in 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 hands.” 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," answered 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

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Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of …

our part

1 Kings 21:11-14 And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were …

2 Kings 10:5-7 And he that was over the house, and he that was over the city, the …

Psalm 54:3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after …

Proverbs 29:26 Many seek the ruler's favor; but every man's judgment comes from the LORD.







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

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

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

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

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

desires,
אַוַּ֨ת (’aw·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 5462: To shut up, to surrender

into your hands.”
בְּיַ֥ד (bə·yaḏ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
23:19-29 In the midst of his wickedness, Saul affected to speak the language of piety. Such expressions, without suitable effects, can only amuse or deceive those who hear, and those who use them. This mountain was an emblem of the Divine Providence coming between David and the destroyer. Let us not be dismayed at the prospect of future difficulties, but stay ourselves upon Him who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in working. Sooner than his promise shall fail, he will commission Philistines to effect our escape, at the very moment when our case appears most desperate. God requires entire dependence on him, If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established, Isa 7:9.
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