New Living Translation
"May the LORD judge between us. Perhaps the LORD will punish you for what you are trying to do to me, but I will never harm you.
King James Bible
The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah judge between me and thee, and Jehovah avenge me of thee; but my hand shall not be upon thee.
World English Bible
May Yahweh judge between me and you, and may Yahweh avenge me of you; but my hand shall not be on you.
Young's Literal Translation
'Jehovah doth judge between me and thee, and Jehovah hath avenged me of thee, and my hand is not on thee;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:12 Will avenge - If thou persistest in thy injuries and cruel designs against me.
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Then Sarai said to Abram, "This is all your fault! I put my servant into your arms, but now that she's pregnant she treats me with contempt. The LORD will show who's wrong--you or me!"
I call on the God of our ancestors--the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of my grandfather Nahor--to serve as a judge between us." So Jacob took an oath before the fearsome God of his father, Isaac, to respect the boundary line.
Therefore, I have not sinned against you. Rather, you have wronged me by attacking me. Let the LORD, who is judge, decide today which of us is right--Israel or Ammon."
1 Samuel 24:15
May the LORD therefore judge which of us is right and punish the guilty one. He is my advocate, and he will rescue me from your power!"
1 Samuel 26:10
Surely the LORD will strike Saul down someday, or he will die of old age or in battle.
1 Samuel 26:11
The LORD forbid that I should kill the one he has anointed! But take his spear and that jug of water beside his head, and then let's get out of here!"
1 Samuel 26:23
The LORD gives his own reward for doing good and for being loyal, and I refused to kill you even when the LORD placed you in my power, for you are the LORD's anointed one.
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