1 Samuel 26:23
New International Version
The LORD rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness. The LORD delivered you into my hands today, but I would not lay a hand on the LORD's anointed.

New Living Translation
The LORD gives his own reward for doing good and for being loyal, and I refused to kill you even when the LORD placed you in my power, for you are the LORD's anointed one.

English Standard Version
The LORD rewards every man for his righteousness and his faithfulness, for the LORD gave you into my hand today, and I would not put out my hand against the LORD’s anointed.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
"The LORD will repay each man for his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the LORD delivered you into my hand today, but I refused to stretch out my hand against the LORD'S anointed.

King James Bible
The LORD render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness: for the LORD delivered thee into my hand to day, but I would not stretch forth mine hand against the LORD'S anointed.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will repay every man for his righteousness and his loyalty. I wasn't willing to lift my hand against the LORD's anointed, even though the LORD handed you over to me today.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD put you in my power today, but you are his chosen king and I wouldn't harm you. The LORD rewards people who are faithful and live right.

Good News Translation
The LORD rewards those who are faithful and righteous. Today he put you in my power, but I did not harm you, whom the LORD made king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May the LORD repay every man for his righteousness and his loyalty. I wasn't willing to lift my hand against the LORD's anointed, even though the LORD handed you over to me today.

International Standard Version
The LORD repays a person for his righteousness and his faithfulness. The LORD gave you into my control today, but I refused to raise my hand against the LORD's anointed.

NET Bible
The LORD rewards each man for his integrity and loyalty. Even though today the LORD delivered you into my hand, I was not willing to extend my hand against the LORD's chosen one.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD will render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness; because the LORD delivered you into my hand today, and I wouldn't put forth my hand against the LORD's anointed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will reward any person who is righteous and faithful. The LORD handed you over to me today, but I refused to attack the LORD's anointed king.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD will render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness; forasmuch as the LORD delivered thee into my hand to-day, and I would not put forth my hand against the LORD'S anointed.

New American Standard 1977
“And the LORD will repay each man for his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the LORD delivered you into my hand today, but I refused to stretch out my hand against the LORD’s anointed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD render to each one his righteousness and his faithfulness, for the LORD delivered thee into my hand today, but I would not stretch forth my hand against the LORD's anointed.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness: for the LORD delivered you into my hand today, but I would not stretch forth my hand against the LORD'S anointed.

American King James Version
The LORD render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the LORD delivered you into my hand to day, but I would not stretch forth my hand against the LORD's anointed.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah will render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness; forasmuch as Jehovah delivered thee into my hand to-day, and I would not put forth my hand against Jehovah's anointed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord will reward every one according to his justice, and his faithfulness: for the Lord hath delivered thee this day into my hand, and I would not put forth my hand against the Lord's anointed.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah will render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness; for Jehovah gave thee into [my] hand this day, and I would not stretch forth my hand against Jehovah's anointed.

English Revised Version
And the LORD shall render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness: forasmuch as the LORD delivered thee into my hand today, and I would not put forth mine hand against the LORD'S anointed.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness: for the LORD delivered thee into my hand to-day, but I would not stretch forth my hand against the LORD'S anointed.

World English Bible
Yahweh will render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness; because Yahweh delivered you into my hand today, and I wouldn't put forth my hand against Yahweh's anointed.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah doth turn back to each his righteousness and his faithfulness, in that Jehovah hath given thee to-day into my hand, and I have not been willing to put forth my hand against the anointed of Jehovah,
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Saul Acknowledges His Sin
22“Here is the king’s spear,” David answered. “Let one of the young men come over and get it. 23May 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. 24As surely as I valued your life today, so may the LORD value my life and rescue me from all trouble.”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 24:12
May the LORD judge between you and me, and may the LORD take vengeance on you, but my hand will never be against you.

1 Samuel 24:18
And you have shown this day how well you have dealt with me; for when the LORD delivered me into your hand, you did not kill me.

1 Samuel 24:19
When a man finds his enemy, does he let him go away unharmed? May the LORD reward you with good for what you have done for me this day.

1 Samuel 26:22
"Here is the king's spear," David answered. "Let one of the young men come over and get it.

2 Samuel 22:21
The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; He has repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands.

Psalm 7:8
The LORD judges the peoples; vindicate me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and integrity.

Psalm 18:20
The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; He has repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands.

Psalm 18:24
So the LORD has repaid me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.

Psalm 62:12
and loving devotion to You, O Lord. For You will repay each man according to his deeds.

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the LORD delivered you into my hand to day, but I would not stretch forth my hand against the LORD's anointed.

render

1 Kings 8:32 Then hear you in heaven, and do, and judge your servants, condemning …

Nehemiah 13:14 Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good …

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

Psalm 18:20-26 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to …

I would not

1 Samuel 26:9,11 And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth …

1 Samuel 24:6,7 And he said to his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing …







Lexicon
May the LORD
וַֽיהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

repay
יָשִׁ֣יב (yā·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

every man
לָאִ֔ישׁ (lā·’îš)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

for his righteousness
צִדְקָת֖וֹ (ṣiḏ·qā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

faithfulness.
אֱמֻנָת֑וֹ (’ĕ·mu·nā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 530: Firmness, steadfastness, fidelity

For
אֲשֶׁר֩ (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the LORD
יְהוָ֤ה ׀ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

delivered you
נְתָנְךָ֨ (nə·ṯā·nə·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

into [my] hand
בְּיָ֔ד (bə·yāḏ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

today,
הַיּוֹם֙ (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

but
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

I would not
אָבִ֔יתִי (’ā·ḇî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 14: To breathe after, to be acquiescent

stretch out
לִשְׁלֹ֥חַ (liš·lō·aḥ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

my hand
יָדִ֖י (yā·ḏî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

against the LORD's
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

anointed.
בִּמְשִׁ֥יחַ (bim·šî·aḥ)
Preposition-b | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4899: Anointed, a consecrated person, the Messiah
26:21-25 Saul repeated his good words and good wishes. But he showed no evidence of true repentance towards God. David and Saul parted to meet no more. No reconciliation among men is firm, which is not founded in an cemented by peace with God through Jesus Christ. In sinning against God, men play the fool, and err exceedingly. Many obtain a passing view of these truths, who hate and close their eyes against the light. Fair professions do not entitle those to confidence who have long sinned against the light, yet the confessions of obstinate sinners may satisfy us that we are in the right way, and encourage us to persevere, expecting our recompence from the Lord alone.
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