2 Samuel 21:5
New International Version
They answered the king, "As for the man who destroyed us and plotted against us so that we have been decimated and have no place anywhere in Israel,

New Living Translation
Then they replied, "It was Saul who planned to destroy us, to keep us from having any place at all in the territory of Israel.

English Standard Version
They said to the king, “The man who consumed us and planned to destroy us, so that we should have no place in all the territory of Israel,

Berean Study Bible
And they answered the king, “As for the man who consumed us and plotted against us to exterminate us from existing within any border of Israel,

New American Standard Bible
So they said to the king, "The man who consumed us and who planned to exterminate us from remaining within any border of Israel,

King James Bible
And they answered the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised against us that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the coasts of Israel,

Christian Standard Bible
They replied to the king, "As for the man who annihilated us and plotted to destroy us so we would not exist within the whole territory of Israel,

Contemporary English Version
They replied, "Saul tried to kill all our people so that none of us would be left in the land of Israel.

Good News Translation
They answered, "Saul wanted to destroy us and leave none of us alive anywhere in Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They replied to the king, "As for the man who annihilated us and plotted to destroy us so we would not exist within the whole territory of Israel,

International Standard Version
They told the king, "The man who consumed us, who planned our destruction—intending to leave us with nothing in the territory of Israel—

NET Bible
They replied to the king, "As for this man who exterminated us and who schemed against us so that we were destroyed and left without status throughout all the borders of Israel--

New Heart English Bible
They said to the king, "The man who consumed us, and who devised against us, that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the borders of Israel,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They answered the king, "Give us seven of the male descendants of the man who wanted to finish us off. He planned to wipe us out to keep us from staying anywhere in Israel's territory.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they said unto the king: 'The man that consumed us, and that devised against us, so that we have been destroyed from remaining in any of the borders of Israel,

New American Standard 1977
So they said to the king, “The man who consumed us, and who planned to exterminate us from remaining within any border of Israel,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they answered the king, The man that consumed us and that devised against us, let us destroy him that nothing of him remains in any of the borders of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And they answered the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised against us that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the territory of Israel,

American King James Version
And they answered the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised against us that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the coasts of Israel,

American Standard Version
And they said unto the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised against us, that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the borders of Israel,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said, What say ye? speak, and I will do it for you. And they said to the king, The man who would have made an end of us, and persecuted us, who plotted against us to destroy us, let us utterly destroy him, so that he shall have no standing in all the coasts of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they said to the king: The man that crushed us and oppressed us unjustly, we must destroy in such manner that there be not so much as one left of his stock in all the coasts of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said to the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised against us that we should be destroyed from remaining in all the borders of Israel,

English Revised Version
And they said unto the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised against us, that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the borders of Israel,

Webster's Bible Translation
And they answered the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised against us that we should be destroyed from remaining within the borders of Israel,

World English Bible
They said to the king, "The man who consumed us, and who devised against us, that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the borders of Israel,

Young's Literal Translation
And they say unto the king, 'The man who consumed us, and who devised against us -- we have been destroyed from stationing ourselves in all the border of Israel --
Study Bible
David Avenges the Gibeonites
4The Gibeonites said to him, “We need no silver or gold from Saul or his house, nor should you put to death anyone in Israel for us.” “Whatever you ask, I will do for you,” he replied. 5And they answered the king, “As for the man who consumed us and plotted against us to exterminate us from existing within any border of Israel, 6let seven of his male descendants be delivered to us so that we may hang them before the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, the chosen of the LORD.” “I will give them to you,” said the king.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 21:1
Now during the reign of David there was a famine for three successive years, and David sought the face of the LORD. And the LORD said, "It is because of the blood shed by Saul and his family, because he killed the Gibeonites."

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

Treasury of Scripture

And they answered the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised against us that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the coasts of Israel,

The man

2 Samuel 20:1
And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.

Esther 9:24,25
Because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them, and to destroy them; …

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.

devised.

Daniel 9:26
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.







Lexicon
And they answered
וַיֹּֽאמְרוּ֙ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

the king,
הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

“As for the man
הָאִישׁ֙ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

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

consumed us
כִּלָּ֔נוּ (kil·lā·nū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

and
וַאֲשֶׁ֖ר (wa·’ă·šer)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

plotted
דִּמָּה־ (dim·māh-)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1819: To compare, to resemble, liken, consider

against us
לָ֑נוּ (lā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew

to exterminate us
נִשְׁמַ֕דְנוּ (niš·maḏ·nū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8045: To be exterminated or destroyed

from existing
מֵֽהִתְיַצֵּ֖ב (mê·hiṯ·yaṣ·ṣêḇ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3320: To set or station oneself, take one's stand

within any
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

border
גְּבֻ֥ל (gə·ḇul)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
Verse 5. - The man that consumed us, etc. The strong language of this verse makes it plain that Saul had been guilty, not merely of some one great act of cruelty, but of a long series of barbarities intended to bring about their utter extirpation. 21:1-9 Every affliction arises from sin, and should lead us to repent and humble ourselves before God; but some troubles especially show that they are sent to bring sin to remembrance. God's judgments often look a great way back, which requires us to do so, when we are under his rebukes. It is not for us to object against the people's smarting for the sin of their king; perhaps they helped him. Nor against this generation suffering for the sin of the last. God often visits the sins of the fathers upon the children, and he gives no account of any matters. Time does not wear out the guilt of sin; nor can we build hopes of escape upon the delay of judgments. If we cannot understand all the reasons of Providence in this matter, still we have no right to demand that God should acquaint us with those reasons. It must be right, because it is the will of God, and in the end it will be proved to be so. Money is no satisfaction for blood. It should seem, Saul's posterity trod in his steps, for it is called a bloody house. It was the spirit of the family, therefore they are justly reckoned with for his sin, as well as for their own. The Gibeonites did not require this out of malice against Saul or his family. It was not to gratify any revenge, but for the public good. They were put to death at the beginning of harvest; they were thus sacrificed to turn away the wrath of Almighty God, who had withheld the harvest-mercies for some years past, and to obtain his favour in the present harvest. In vain do we expect mercy from God, unless we do justice upon our sins. Executions must not be thought cruel, which are for the public welfare.
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