1 Samuel 24:9
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New Living Translation
Then he shouted to Saul, "Why do you listen to the people who say I am trying to harm you?

King James Bible
And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

Darby Bible Translation
And David said to Saul, Why dost thou listen to words of men, saying, Behold, David seeks thy hurt?

World English Bible
David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to men's words, saying, 'Behold, David seeks your hurt?'

Young's Literal Translation
And David saith to Saul, 'Why dost thou hear the words of man, saying, Lo, David is seeking thine evil?

1 Samuel 24:9 Parallel
1 Samuel 24:9 Parallel Commentaries
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] 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

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:1
David now fled from Naioth in Ramah and found Jonathan. "What have I done?" he exclaimed. "What is my crime? How have I offended your father that he is so determined to kill me?"

1 Samuel 24:8
David came out and shouted after him, "My lord the king!" And when Saul looked around, David bowed low before him.

1 Samuel 24:10
This very day you can see with your own eyes it isn't true. For the LORD placed you at my mercy back there in the cave. Some of my men told me to kill you, but I spared you. For I said, 'I will never harm the king--he is the LORD's anointed one.'

1 Samuel 26:18
Why are you chasing me? What have I done? What is my crime?

1 Samuel 26:19
But now let my lord the king listen to his servant. If the LORD has stirred you up against me, then let him accept my offering. But if this is simply a human scheme, then may those involved be cursed by the LORD. For they have driven me from my home, so I can no longer live among the LORD's people, and they have said, 'Go, worship pagan gods.'

Jeremiah 37:18
Then Jeremiah asked the king, "What crime have I committed? What have I done against you, your attendants, or the people that I should be imprisoned like this?

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