1 Samuel 24:12
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New International Version
May the LORD judge between you and me. And may the LORD avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you.

New Living Translation
"May the LORD judge between us. Perhaps the LORD will punish you for what you are trying to do to me, but I will never harm you.

English Standard Version
May the LORD judge between me and you, may the LORD avenge me against you, but my hand shall not be against you.

Berean Study Bible
May the LORD judge between you and me, and may the LORD take vengeance on you, but my hand will never be against you.

New American Standard Bible
"May the LORD judge between you and me, and may the LORD avenge me on you; but my hand shall not be against you.

King James Bible
The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

Christian Standard Bible
"May the LORD judge between me and you, and may the LORD take vengeance on you for me, but my hand will never be against you.

Contemporary English Version
I'll let the LORD decide which one of us has done right. I pray that the LORD will punish you for what you're doing to me, but I won't do anything to you.

Good News Translation
May the LORD judge which one of us is wrong! May he punish you for your action against me, for I will not harm you in the least.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"May the LORD judge between you and me, and may the LORD take vengeance on you for me, but my hand will never be against you.

International Standard Version
May the LORD judge between me and you, and may he take vengeance on you for me, but I won't be attacking you.

NET Bible
May the LORD judge between the two of us, and may the LORD vindicate me over you, but my hand will not be against you.

New Heart English Bible
May the LORD judge between me and you, and may the LORD avenge me of you; but my hand shall not be on you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May the LORD decide between you and me. May the LORD take revenge on you for what you did to me. However, I will not lay a hand on you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee; but my hand shall not be upon thee.

New American Standard 1977
“May the LORD judge between you and me, and may the LORD avenge me on you; but my hand shall not be against you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee, but my hand shall not be upon thee.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD judge between me and you, and the LORD avenge me of you: but my hand shall not be upon you.

American King James Version
The LORD judge between me and you, and the LORD avenge me of you: but my hand shall not be on you.

American Standard Version
Jehovah judge between me and thee, and Jehovah avenge me of thee; but my hand shall not be upon thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord revenge me of thee: but my hand shall not be upon thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah judge between me and thee, and Jehovah avenge me of thee; but my hand shall not be upon thee.

English Revised Version
The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee: but my hand shall not be upon thee.

World English Bible
May Yahweh judge between me and you, and may Yahweh avenge me of you; but my hand shall not be on you.

Young's Literal Translation
'Jehovah doth judge between me and thee, and Jehovah hath avenged me of thee, and my hand is not on thee;
Study Bible
David Spares Saul
11See, my father, look at the corner of your robe in my hand. For I cut it off, but I did not kill you. See and know that there is no evil or rebellion in my hands. I have not sinned against you, even though you are hunting me down to take my life. 12May the LORD judge between you and me, and may the LORD take vengeance on you, but my hand will never be against you. 13As the old proverb says, ‘Wickedness proceeds from the wicked.’ But my hand will never be against you.…
Cross References
Genesis 16:5
Then Sarai said to Abram, "May the wrong done to me be upon you! I delivered my servant into your arms, and ever since she saw that she was pregnant, she has treated me with contempt. May the LORD judge between you and me."

Genesis 31:53
May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." So Jacob swore by the One feared by his father Isaac.

Judges 11:27
I have not sinned against you, but you have done me wrong by waging war against me. May the LORD, the Judge, decide today between the Israelites and the Ammonites."

1 Samuel 24:15
May the LORD be our judge and decide between you and me. May He take notice and plead my case and deliver me from your hand."

1 Samuel 26:10
David added, "As surely as the LORD lives, the LORD Himself will strike him down; either his day will come and he will die, or he will go into battle and perish.

1 Samuel 26:11
But the LORD forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the LORD's anointed. Instead, take the spear and water jug by his head, and let us go."

1 Samuel 26:23
May the LORD repay every man for his righteousness and faithfulness. For the LORD delivered you into my hand today, but I would not stretch out my hand against the LORD's anointed.

2 Samuel 22:48
the God who avenges me and brings down nations beneath me,

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD judge between me and you, and the LORD avenge me of you: but my hand shall not be on you.

Lord judge

1 Samuel 26:10,23 David said furthermore, As the LORD lives, the LORD shall smite him; …

Genesis 16:5 And Sarai said to Abram, My wrong be on you: I have given my maid …

Judges 11:27 Why I have not sinned against you, but you do me wrong to war against me…

Job 5:8 I would seek to God, and to God would I commit my cause:

Psalm 7:8,9 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my …

Psalm 35:1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against …

Psalm 43:1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O …

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: …

1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he …

Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true…

but mine hand

1 Samuel 26:11 The LORD forbid that I should stretch forth my hand against the LORD's …







The Lord judge between me and thee,.... And make it appear who is in the right, and who in the wrong:

and the Lord avenge me of thee; if he continued thus to persecute him:

but mine hand shall not be upon thee; to kill thee, though it may be in my power again to do it, as it has been; but this I am determined upon, let me suffer what I will, I will not lay hands on thee to do thee any hurt, but leave thee with God to requite all the evil done to me by thee. 24:8-15 David was falsely charged with seeking Saul's hurt; he shows Saul that God's providence had given him opportunity to do it. And it was upon a good principle that he refused to do it. He declares his fixed resolution never to be his own avenger. If men wrong us, God will right us, at farthest, in the judgment of the great day.
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