Context13As the proverb of the ancients says, Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness; but my hand shall not be against you. 14After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog, a single flea? 15The LORD therefore be judge and decide between you and me; and may He see and plead my cause and deliver me from your hand.
16When David had finished speaking these words to Saul, Saul said, Is this your voice, my son David? Then Saul lifted up his voice and wept. 17He said to David, You are more righteous than I; for you have dealt well with me, while I have dealt wickedly with you. 18You have declared today that you have done good to me, that the LORD delivered me into your hand and yet you did not kill me. 19For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away safely? May the LORD therefore reward you with good in return for what you have done to me this day. 20Now, behold, I know that you will surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel will be established in your hand. 21So 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 fathers household. 22David swore to Saul. And Saul went to his home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Out of the wicked cometh forth wickedness; but my hand shall not be upon thee.
As also it is said in the old proverb: From the wicked shall wickedness come forth: therefore my hand shall not be upon thee. After whom dost thou come out, O king of Israel?
Darby Bible Translation
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked; but my hand shall not be upon thee.
English Revised Version
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Out of the wicked cometh forth wickedness: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
Webster's Bible Translation
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but my hand shall not be upon thee.
World English Bible
As the proverb of the ancients says, 'Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness;' but my hand shall not be on you.
Young's Literal Translation
as saith the simile of the ancients, From the wicked goeth out wickedness, and my hand is not on thee.
LibraryLove for Hate, the True Quid Pro Quo
'And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily. 5. And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had out off Saul's skirt. 6. And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord's anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against …
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