1 Samuel 23:21
New International Version
Saul replied, "The LORD bless you for your concern for me.

New Living Translation
"The LORD bless you," Saul said. "At last someone is concerned about me!

English Standard Version
And Saul said, “May you be blessed by the LORD, for you have had compassion on me.

Berean Study Bible
“May you be blessed by the LORD,” replied Saul, “for you have had compassion on me.

New American Standard Bible
Saul said, "May you be blessed of the LORD, for you have had compassion on me.

King James Bible
And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion on me.

Christian Standard Bible
"May you be blessed by the LORD," replied Saul, "for you have shown concern for me.

Contemporary English Version
Saul told them: You've done me a big favor, and I pray that the LORD will bless you.

Good News Translation
Saul answered, "May the LORD bless you for being so kind to me!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"May you be blessed by the LORD," replied Saul, "for you have taken pity on me.

International Standard Version
Saul said, "May you be blessed by the LORD, because you have been gracious to me.

NET Bible
Saul replied, "May you be blessed by the LORD, for you have had compassion on me.

New Heart English Bible
Saul said, "You are blessed by the LORD; for you have had compassion on me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul responded, "The LORD bless you for feeling sorry for me!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul said: 'Blessed be ye of the LORD; for ye have had compassion on me.

New American Standard 1977
And Saul said, “May you be blessed of the LORD; for you have had compassion on me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Saul said, Blessed are ye of the LORD, for ye have compassion on me.

King James 2000 Bible
And Saul said, Blessed be you of the LORD; for you have compassion on me.

American King James Version
And Saul said, Blessed be you of the LORD; for you have compassion on me.

American Standard Version
And Saul said, Blessed be ye of Jehovah; for ye have had compassion on me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Saul said to them, Blessed be ye of the Lord, for ye have been grieved on my account.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul said: Blessed be ye of the Lord, for you have pitied my case.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul said, Blessed be ye of Jehovah; for ye have compassion upon me.

English Revised Version
And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the LORD; for ye have had compassion on me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion on me.

World English Bible
Saul said, "You are blessed by Yahweh; for you have had compassion on me.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul saith, 'Blessed are ye of Jehovah, for ye have pity on me;
Study Bible
Saul Pursues David
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. 22Please go and prepare further. Investigate and watch carefully where he goes and who has seen him there, for I am told that he is extremely cunning.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 22:8
Is that why all of you have conspired against me? Not one of you told me that my own son had made a covenant with Jesse's son. Not one of you has shown concern for me or revealed to me that my son has stirred up my own servant to lie in wait against me, as is the case today."

1 Samuel 23:22
Please go and prepare further. Investigate and watch carefully where he goes and who has seen him there, for I am told that he is extremely cunning.

2 Samuel 2:5
So David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh-gilead to tell them, "The LORD bless you, because you have shown this kindness to Saul your lord when you buried him.

Treasury of Scripture

And Saul said, Blessed be you of the LORD; for you have compassion on me.

1 Samuel 22:8
That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none that sheweth me that my son hath made a league with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you that is sorry for me, or sheweth unto me that my son hath stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?

Judges 17:2
And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my son.

Psalm 10:3
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.







Lexicon
“May you
אַתֶּ֖ם (’at·tem)
Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

be blessed
בְּרוּכִ֥ים (bə·rū·ḵîm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

by the LORD,”
לַֽיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

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

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

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

you have had compassion
חֲמַלְתֶּ֖ם (ḥă·mal·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2550: To commiserate, to spare

on me.
עָלָֽי׃ (‘ā·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
Verses 21-23. - Ye have compassion on me. There is something pitiable in Saul's answer. He had brooded over his rejection from being king, and the many indications that David was to be his successor, till he had become the prey of abject melancholy. He evidently regarded himself as a wronged and injured man, while David to his diseased imagination was ever conspiring against him and plotting his murder. With much prolixity he encourages them still to keep a close watch upon all David's movements, so as to know his place where his haunt is. Literally, "his place where his foot will be," the place whither he goes for rest and refuge. The reason he gives for this long and close observation of David's doings is that it is told him that he dealeth very subtilly. That is, according to Saul's information, he behaved with the utmost prudence, ever keeping a careful look out against surprise, and using much skill to conceal his movements and to provide for his escape from danger. Finally, they are to return with the certainty - with trustworthy and accurate information, and then Saul will gather his forces and search David out throughout all the thousands of Judah. These are the larger divisions of the territory of the tribe (Numbers 1:16; Numbers 10:4), throughout which Saul will hunt for him till he has got him into his power. 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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