New International Version
David asked him, "Why weren't you afraid to lift your hand to destroy the LORD's anointed?"
King James Bible
And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD'S anointed?
Darby Bible Translation
And David said to him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thy hand to destroy Jehovah's anointed?
World English Bible
David said to him, "How were you not afraid to put forth your hand to destroy Yahweh's anointed?"
Young's Literal Translation
And David saith unto him, 'How wast thou not afraid to put forth thy hand to destroy the anointed of Jehovah?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The crown - and the bracelet - The crown was probably no more than a royal fillet or diadem, both being the ensigns of royalty. It is sometimes customary in the East for a sovereign prince to give a crown and bracelets, when investing others with dominion or authority over certain provinces. Had Saul these in token of his being God's vicegerent, and that he held the kingdom from him alone?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe History of the Psalter
[Sidenote: Nature of the Psalter] Corresponding to the book of Proverbs, itself a select library containing Israel's best gnomic literature, is the Psalter, the compendium of the nation's lyrical songs and hymns and prayers. It is the record of the soul experiences of the race. Its language is that of the heart, and its thoughts of common interest to worshipful humanity. It reflects almost every phase of religious feeling: penitence, doubt, remorse, confession, fear, faith, hope, adoration, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
1 Samuel 10:1
Then Samuel took a flask of olive oil and poured it on Saul's head and kissed him, saying, "Has not the LORD anointed you ruler over his inheritance?
1 Samuel 12:3
Here I stand. Testify against me in the presence of the LORD and his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe to make me shut my eyes? If I have done any of these things, I will make it right."
1 Samuel 24:6
He said to his men, "The LORD forbid that I should do such a thing to my master, the LORD's anointed, or lay my hand on him; for he is the anointed of the LORD."
1 Samuel 26:9
But David said to Abishai, "Don't destroy him! Who can lay a hand on the LORD's anointed and be guiltless?
1 Samuel 26:11
But the LORD forbid that I should lay a hand on the LORD's anointed. Now get the spear and water jug that are near his head, and let's go."
The LORD's anointed, our very life breath, was caught in their traps. We thought that under his shadow we would live among the nations.
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