1 SAMUEL 26:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“David said furthermore, As the Lord liveth, the Lord shall smite him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle, and perish.”

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1 Samuel 26:10 Translation & Meaning

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David דָּוִד֙ David, the youngest son of Jesse David
said וַיֹּ֤אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
furthermore, כִּ֥י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed furthermore
As (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the Lord יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
liveth, חַי Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively liveth
the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
shall smite יִגָּפֶ֑נּוּ To push, gore, defeat, stub (the toe), inflict (a disease) smite
him; or אֽוֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if him or
his day יוֹמ֤וֹ 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
shall come יָבוֹא֙ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
to die; וָמֵ֔ת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill die
or א֧וֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if or
he shall descend יֵרֵ֖ד To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) descend
into battle, בַמִּלְחָמָ֛ה A battle (i.e., the engagement); generally, war (i.e., war-fare) battle
and perish. וְנִסְפָּֽה׃ Properly, to scrape (literally, to shave; but usually figuratively) together (i.e., to accumulate or increase) or away (i.e., to scatter, remove, or ruin; intransitively, to perish) perish

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  • 8  Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not smite him the second time.

  • 9  And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the Lord's anointed, and be guiltless?

  • 10  David said furthermore, As the Lord liveth, the Lord shall smite him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle, and perish.

  • 11  The Lord forbid that I should stretch forth mine hand against the Lord's anointed: but, I pray thee, take thou now the spear that is at his bolster, and the cruse of water, and let us go.

  • 12  So David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul's bolster; and they gat them away, and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither awaked: for they were all asleep; because a deep sleep from the Lord was fallen upon them.




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