1 Samuel 26:24
New International Version
As surely as I valued your life today, so may the LORD value my life and deliver me from all trouble."

New Living Translation
Now may the LORD value my life, even as I have valued yours today. May he rescue me from all my troubles.”

English Standard Version
Behold, as your life was precious this day in my sight, so may my life be precious in the sight of the LORD, and may he deliver me out of all tribulation.”

Berean Study Bible
As surely as I valued your life today, so may the LORD value my life and rescue me from all trouble.”

New American Standard Bible
"Now behold, as your life was highly valued in my sight this day, so may my life be highly valued in the sight of the LORD, and may He deliver me from all distress."

King James Bible
And, behold, as thy life was much set by this day in mine eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.

Christian Standard Bible
Just as I considered your life valuable today, so may the LORD consider my life valuable and rescue me from all trouble."

Contemporary English Version
I spared your life today, and I pray that the LORD will spare my life and keep me safe."

Good News Translation
Just as I have spared your life today, may the LORD do the same to me and free me from all troubles!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Just as I considered your life valuable today, so may the LORD consider my life valuable and rescue me from all trouble."

International Standard Version
Look, just as your life was valuable in my eyes today, so may my life be valuable in the LORD's eyes, and may he deliver me from all trouble."

NET Bible
In the same way that I valued your life this day, may the LORD value my life and deliver me from all danger."

New Heart English Bible
Look, as your life was respected this day in my eyes, so let my life be respected in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all oppression."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As I placed great value on your life today, may the LORD place great value on my life and rescue me from all trouble."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And, behold, as thy life was much set by this day in mine eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD, and let Him deliver me out of all tribulation.'

New American Standard 1977
“Now behold, as your life was highly valued in my sight this day, so may my life be highly valued in the sight of the LORD, and may He deliver me from all distress.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And, behold, as thy life has been esteemed today in my eyes, so let my life be esteemed in the eyes of the LORD and let him deliver me out of all affliction.

King James 2000 Bible
And, behold, as your life was precious this day in my eyes, so let my life be precious in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.

American King James Version
And, behold, as your life was much set by this day in my eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.

American Standard Version
And, behold, as thy life was much set by this day in mine eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of Jehovah, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And, behold, as thy life has been precious this very day in my eyes, so let my life be precious before the Lord, and may he protect me, and deliver me out of all affliction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as thy life hath been much set by this day in my eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the Lord, and let him deliver me from all distress.

Darby Bible Translation
And behold, as thy life was highly esteemed this day in mine eyes, so let my life be highly esteemed in the eyes of Jehovah, that he may deliver me out of all distress.

English Revised Version
And, behold, as thy life was much set by this day in mine eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.

Webster's Bible Translation
And behold, as thy life was precious this day in my eyes, so let my life be precious in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.

World English Bible
Behold, as your life was respected this day in my eyes, so let my life be respected in the eyes of Yahweh, and let him deliver me out of all oppression."

Young's Literal Translation
and lo, as thy soul hath been great this day in mine eyes, so is my soul great in the eyes of Jehovah, and He doth deliver me out of all distress.'
Study Bible
Saul Acknowledges His Sin
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.” 25Saul said to him, “May you be blessed, my son David. You will accomplish great things and will surely prevail.” So David went on his way, and Saul returned home.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 18:30
Every time the Philistine commanders came out for battle, David was more successful than all of Saul's officers, so that his name was highly esteemed.

Psalm 54:7
For He has delivered me from every trouble, and my eyes have stared down my foes.

Treasury of Scripture

And, behold, as your life was much set by this day in my eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.

as thy life

Psalm 18:25
With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

Matthew 5:7
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 7:2
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

let him deliver

Genesis 48:16
The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

Psalm 18:1,48
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, I will love thee, O LORD, my strength…

Psalm 34:17,18
The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles…







Lexicon
As surely as
וְהִנֵּ֗ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

I valued
בְּעֵינָ֑י (bə·‘ê·nāy)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

your life
נַפְשְׁךָ֛ (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

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

so
כֵּ֣ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

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

value
בְּעֵינֵ֣י (bə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

my life
נַפְשִׁי֙ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

and rescue me
וְיַצִּלֵ֖נִי (wə·yaṣ·ṣi·lê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

from all
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

trouble.”
צָרָֽה׃ (ṣā·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6869: Tightness, a female rival
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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