New Living Translation
Who else would let his enemy get away when he had him in his power? May the LORD reward you well for the kindness you have shown me today.
King James Bible
For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.
Darby Bible Translation
For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore Jehovah reward thee good for that thou hast done to me this day.
World English Bible
For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away unharmed? Therefore may Yahweh reward you good for that which you have done to me this day.
Young's Literal Translation
and that a man doth find his enemy, and hath sent him away in a good manner; and Jehovah doth repay thee good for that which thou didst to me this day.
1 Samuel 24:19 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:19 The Lord reward thee - Because he thought himself not able to recompense so great a favour, he prays God to recompense it.
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
May the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for what you have done."
1 Samuel 23:17
"Don't be afraid," Jonathan reassured him. "My father will never find you! You are going to be the king of Israel, and I will be next to you, as my father, Saul, is well aware."
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.
1 Samuel 26:25
And Saul said to David, "Blessings on you, my son David. You will do many heroic deeds, and you will surely succeed." Then David went away, and Saul returned home.
The LORD rewarded me for doing right; he restored me because of my innocence.
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