1 Samuel 24:21
New International Version
Now swear to me by the LORD that you will not kill off my descendants or wipe out my name from my father's family."

New Living Translation
Now swear to me by the LORD that when that happens you will not kill my family and destroy my line of descendants!”

English Standard Version
Swear to me therefore by the LORD that you will not cut off my offspring after me, and that you will not destroy my name out of my father’s house.”

Berean Study Bible
So now, swear to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants or wipe out my name from my father’s house.”

King James Bible
Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house.

New King James Version
Therefore swear now to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants after me, and that you will not destroy my name from my father’s house.”

New American Standard Bible
So now swear to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants after me, and that you will not eliminate my name from my father’s household.”

NASB 1995
"So now swear to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants after me and that you will not destroy my name from my father's household."

NASB 1977
“So now swear to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants after me, and that you will not destroy my name from my father’s household.”

Amplified Bible
So now swear to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants after me and that you will not destroy my name from my father’s household (extended family).”

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore swear to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants or wipe out my name from my father’s family.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore swear to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants or wipe out my name from my father's family."

American Standard Version
Swear now therefore unto me by Jehovah, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Swear to me by LORD JEHOVAH that you will not destroy my seed after me, and you will not destroy my name from the house of my father!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now then swear to me by the Lord, that thou wilt not destroy my seed after me, that thou wilt not blot out my name from the house of my father.

Contemporary English Version
Promise me with the LORD as your witness, that you won't wipe out my descendants. Let them live to keep my family name alive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Swear to me by the Lord, that thou wilt not destroy my seed after me, nor take away my name from the house of my father.

English Revised Version
Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house.

Good News Translation
But promise me in the LORD's name that you will spare my descendants, so that my name and my family's name will not be completely forgotten."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Swear an oath to the LORD for me that you will not wipe out my descendants or destroy my name in my father's family."

International Standard Version
Now swear to me by the LORD that you will never eliminate my descendants after me, and that you won't erase my name from my father's family."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house.'

Literal Standard Version
and now, swear to me by YHWH [that] you do not cut off my seed after me, nor do you destroy my name from the house of my father.”

NET Bible
So now swear to me in the LORD's name that you will not kill my descendants after me or destroy my name from the house of my father."

New Heart English Bible
Swear now therefore to me by the LORD, that you will not cut off my descendants after me, and that you will not destroy my name out of my father's house."

World English Bible
Swear now therefore to me by Yahweh, that you will not cut off my seed after me, and that you will not destroy my name out of my father's house."

Young's Literal Translation
and, now, swear to me by Jehovah -- thou dost not cut off my seed after me, nor dost thou destroy my name from the house of my father.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Oath to Saul
20Now I know for sure that you will be king, and that the kingdom of Israel will be established in your hands. 21So now, swear to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants or wipe out my name from my father’s house.” 22So David gave his oath to Saul. Then Saul returned home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.…

Cross References
Genesis 21:23
Now, therefore, swear to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or descendants. Show to me and to the country in which you reside the same kindness that I have shown to you."

1 Samuel 20:14
And as long as I live, treat me with the LORD's loving devotion, that I may not die,

2 Samuel 21:6
let seven of his male descendants be delivered to us so that we may hang them before the LORD at Gibeah of Saul, the chosen of the LORD." "I will give them to you," said the king.


Treasury of Scripture

Swear now therefore to me by the LORD, that you will not cut off my seed after me, and that you will not destroy my name out of my father's house.

Swear

1 Samuel 20:14-17
And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not: …

Genesis 21:23
Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

Genesis 31:48,53
And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed; …

that thou

2 Samuel 21:6-8
Let seven men of his sons be delivered unto us, and we will hang them up unto the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, whom the LORD did choose. And the king said, I will give them









(21) Swear now therefore unto me.--So strongly was Saul convinced at this moment that David would at no distant period of time occupy the throne of Israel that he entreated him, when that day should come, not to destroy all his (Saul's) children. This barbarous custom has been always too common a practice in the jealous East. It seems to have been equally dreaded by Jonathan, who made--it will be remembered--this condition of mercy to be shown by David in his day of power to his (Jonathan's) children a part of the solemn covenant concluded between them. (See 1Samuel 20:15.) In the frequent dynastic changes which took place in the kingdom of Israel, we have instances of such wholesale massacres of the royal family of the fallen house. (See 1Kings 15:29, where Baasha slew King Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, and took his throne. Then Baasha, we read, "smote all the house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed; "and in 1Kings 16:11, where Zimri murdered his master, King Baasha. Zimri, "as soon as he sat on his throne, slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.") A similar massacre is described, only with more ghastly details, in 2 Kings 10, where "Jehu slew all that remained to Ahab in Samaria." There the story is peculiarly an Oriental scene of history, with the seventy baskets containing the seventy heads of princes presented as an acceptable offering to the new stern king of Israel--Jehu. It was, therefore, no vain dread of what might happen in the future which made King Saul ask this of David. Doubtless the fear of some such awful catastrophe happening to his own loved children and friends was no small part of the punishment of Saul.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

swear
הִשָּׁ֤בְעָה (hiš·šā·ḇə·‘āh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7650: To seven oneself, swear

to me
לִּי֙ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

by the LORD
בַּֽיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

that you will not
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

cut off
תַּכְרִ֥ית (taḵ·rîṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3772: To cut, to destroy, consume, to covenant

my descendants
זַרְעִ֖י (zar·‘î)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

or wipe out
תַּשְׁמִ֥יד (taš·mîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8045: To be exterminated or destroyed

my name
שְׁמִ֖י (šə·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8034: A name

from my father's
אָבִֽי׃ (’ā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1: Father

house.”
מִבֵּ֥ית (mib·bêṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house


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