1 SAMUEL 24:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the Lord had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the Lord's anointed.”

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1 Samuel 24:10 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Behold, הִנֵּה֩ Lo! Behold
this הַזֶּ֜ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
day הַיּ֨וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
thine eyes עֵינֶ֗יךָ An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) thine eyes
have seen רָא֣וּ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) seen
how אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc how
that the Lord יְהוָ֨ה׀ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
had delivered נְתָֽנְךָ֩ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) delivered
thee to day הַיּ֤וֹם׀ A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
into mine hand בְּיָדִי֙ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand
in the cave: בַּמְּעָרָ֔ה A cavern (as dark) cave
and bade וְאָמַ֥ר To say (used with great latitude) bade
some (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
me (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
kill לַהֲרָֽגְךָ֖ To smite with deadly intent kill
thee: but spared וַתָּ֣חָס Properly, to cover, i.e., (figuratively) to compassionate spared
mine eye (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thee; and I said, וָֽאֹמַ֗ר To say (used with great latitude) said
I will not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
put forth אֶשְׁלַ֤ח To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) put forth
mine hand יָדִי֙ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand
against my lord; בַּֽאדֹנִ֔י Sovereign, i.e., controller (human or divine) against lord
for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
he הֽוּא׃ He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are he
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the Lord's יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lords
anointed. מְשִׁ֥יחַ Anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); specifically, the Messiah anointed

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  • 8  David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.

  • 9  And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

  • 10  Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the Lord had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the Lord's anointed.

  • 11  Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.

  • 12  The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.




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