1 SAMUEL 24:11

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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1 Samuel 24:11 Translation & Meaning

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Moreover, my father, וְאָבִ֣י Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application Moreover father
see, רְאֵ֔ה To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) see
yea, גַּ֗ם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and yea
see רְאֵ֛ה To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) see
the skirt כְּנַ֥ף An edge or extremity; specifically (of a bird or army) a wing, (of a garment or bedclothing) a flap, (of the earth) a quarter, (of a building) a pinnacle skirt
of thy robe מְעִֽילְךָ֖ A robe (i.e., upper and outer garment) robe
in my hand: בְּיָדִ֑י 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
for כִּ֡י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
in that I cut off בְּכָרְתִי֩ To cut (off, down or asunder); by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant (i.e., make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces) cut off
the skirt כְּנַ֨ף An edge or extremity; specifically (of a bird or army) a wing, (of a garment or bedclothing) a flap, (of the earth) a quarter, (of a building) a pinnacle skirt
of thy robe, מְעִֽילְךָ֜ A robe (i.e., upper and outer garment) robe
and killed הֲרַגְתִּ֗יךָ To smite with deadly intent killed
thee not, וְלֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
know דַּ֤ע To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) know
thou and see וּרְאֵה֙ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) see
that כִּי֩ (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
there is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
neither אֵ֨ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle neither
evil רָעָ֤ה Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil
nor transgression וָפֶ֙שַׁע֙ A revolt (national, moral or religious) transgression
in mine hand, בְּיָדִ֜י 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
and I have not וְלֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
sinned חָטָ֣אתִי Properly, to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn sinned
against thee; yet thou וְאַתָּ֛ה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you against
huntest צֹדֶ֥ה To chase huntest
my soul נַפְשִׁ֖י Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) soul
to take לְקַחְתָּֽהּ׃ To take (in the widest variety of applications) take
it. לְקַחְתָּֽהּ׃ To take (in the widest variety of applications) it

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  • 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.

  • 13  As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.




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