2 Samuel 1:16
New International Version
For David had said to him, "Your blood be on your own head. Your own mouth testified against you when you said, 'I killed the LORD's anointed.'"

New Living Translation
"You have condemned yourself," David said, "for you yourself confessed that you killed the LORD's anointed one."

English Standard Version
And David said to him, “Your blood be on your head, for your own mouth has testified against you, saying, ‘I have killed the LORD’s anointed.’”

Berean Study Bible
For David had said to the Amalekite, “Your blood be on your own head because your own mouth testified against you, saying, ‘I killed the LORD’s anointed.’”

New American Standard Bible
David said to him, "Your blood is on your head, for your mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have killed the LORD'S anointed.'"

King James Bible
And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD'S anointed.

Christian Standard Bible
For David had said to the Amalekite, "Your blood is on your own head because your own mouth testified against you by saying, 'I killed the LORD's anointed.'"

Good News Translation
and David said to the Amalekite, "You brought this on yourself. You condemned yourself when you confessed that you killed the one whom the LORD chose to be king."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For David had said to the Amalekite, "Your blood is on your own head because your own mouth testified against you by saying, 'I killed the LORD's anointed.'"

International Standard Version
David told him, "Your blood is on your own head, because your own words testified against you! After all, you said, 'I myself have killed the LORD's anointed!'"

NET Bible
David said to him, "Your blood be on your own head! Your own mouth has testified against you, saying 'I have put the LORD's anointed to death.'"

New Heart English Bible
David said to him, "Your blood be on your head; for your mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have slain the LORD's anointed.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
while David said, "You are responsible for spilling your own blood. You testified against yourself when you said, 'I killed the LORD's anointed king.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David said unto him: 'Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying: I have slain the LORD'S anointed.'

New American Standard 1977
And David said to him, “Your blood is on your head, for your mouth has testified against you, saying, ‘I have killed the LORD’s anointed.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head, for thy mouth has testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD's anointed.

King James 2000 Bible
And David said unto him, Your blood be upon your head; for your mouth has testified against you, saying, I have slain the LORD'S anointed.

American King James Version
And David said to him, Your blood be on your head; for your mouth has testified against you, saying, I have slain the LORD's anointed.

American Standard Version
And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain Jehovah's anointed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David said to him: Thy blood be upon thy own head: for thy own mouth hath spoken against thee, saying: I have slain the Lord's anointed.

Darby Bible Translation
And David said to him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth has testified against thee, saying, I have slain Jehovah's anointed.

English Revised Version
And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD'S anointed.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David said to him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD'S anointed.

World English Bible
David said to him, "Your blood be on your head; for your mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have slain Yahweh's anointed.'"

Young's Literal Translation
and David saith unto him, 'Thy blood is on thine own head, for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I -- I put to death the anointed of Jehovah.'
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
David Learns of Saul's Death
15Then David summoned one of the young men and said, “Go, execute him!” So he struck him down, and he died. 16For David had said to the Amalekite, “Your blood be on your own head because your own mouth testified against you, saying, ‘I killed the LORD’s anointed.’”
Cross References
Luke 19:22
His master replied, 'You wicked servant, I will judge you by your own words. So you knew that I am a harsh man, withdrawing what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow?

Acts 18:6
But when they opposed and insulted him, he shook out his garments and told them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."

1 Samuel 26:9
But David said to Abishai, "Do not destroy him, for who can lift a hand against the LORD's anointed and be guiltless?"

2 Samuel 1:10
So I stood over him and killed him, because I knew that after he had fallen he could not survive. And I took the crown that was on his head and the band that was on his arm, and I have brought them here to my lord."

2 Samuel 3:28
Afterward, David heard about this and said, "I and my kingdom are forever guiltless before the LORD concerning the blood of Abner son of Ner.

2 Samuel 3:29
May it whirl over the heads of Joab and the entire house of his father, and may the house of Joab never be without one having a discharge or skin disease or who leans on a staff or falls by the sword or starves."

2 Samuel 16:8
The LORD has paid you back for all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned, and the LORD has handed the kingdom over to your son Absalom. See, you have come to ruin because you are a man of bloodshed!"

1 Kings 2:32
The LORD will bring his bloodshed back upon his own head, for without the knowledge of my father David he struck down two men more righteous and better than he when he killed with the sword Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel's army, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of Judah's army.

1 Kings 2:37
On the day you go out and cross the Kidron Valley, know for sure that you will die; your blood will be on your own head."

Treasury of Scripture

And David said to him, Your blood be on your head; for your mouth has testified against you, saying, I have slain the LORD's anointed.

thy blood

Genesis 9:5,6 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of …

Leviticus 20:9,11-13,16,27 For every one that curses his father or his mother shall be surely …

Deuteronomy 19:10 That innocent blood be not shed in your land, which the LORD your …

Joshua 2:19 And it shall be, that whoever shall go out of the doors of your house …

Judges 9:24 That the cruelty done to the three score and ten sons of Jerubbaal …

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

1 Kings 2:32,33,37 And the LORD shall return his blood on his own head, who fell on …

Ezekiel 18:13 Has given forth on usury, and has taken increase: shall he then live? …

Ezekiel 33:5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood …

Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Acts 20:26 Why I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

mouth

2 Samuel 1:10 So I stood on him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could …

Job 15:6 Your own mouth comdemns you, and not I: yes, your own lips testify against you.

Proverbs 6:2 You are snared with the words of your mouth, you are taken with the …

Luke 19:22 And he said to him, Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked …

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …







Lexicon
For David
דָּוִ֔ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

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

to the Amalekite,
אֵלָיו֙ (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

“Your blood
דָּמְךָ֖ (dā·mə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

[be] on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your own head
רֹאשֶׁ֑ךָ (rō·še·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

because
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

your own mouth
פִ֗יךָ (p̄î·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

testified
עָנָ֤ה (‘ā·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

against you,
בְךָ֙ (ḇə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 0: 0

saying,
לֵאמֹ֔ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘I
אָנֹכִ֥י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

killed
מֹתַ֖תִּי (mō·ṯat·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

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

anointed.’”
מְשִׁ֥יחַ (mə·šî·aḥ)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4899: Anointed, a consecrated person, the Messiah
1:11-16 David was sincere in his mourning for Saul; and all with him humbled themselves under the hand of God, laid so heavily upon Israel by this defeat. The man who brought the tidings, David put to death, as a murderer of his prince. David herein did not do unjustly; the Amalekite confessed the crime. If he did as he said, he deserved to die for treason; and his lying to David, if indeed it were a lie, proved, as sooner or later that sin will prove, lying against himself. Hereby David showed himself zealous for public justice, without regard to his own private interest.
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