1 SAMUEL 26:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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1 Samuel 26:12 Translation & Meaning

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So David דָּוִ֨ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
took וַיִּקַּח֩ To take (in the widest variety of applications) took
the spear הַחֲנִ֜ית A lance (for thrusting, like pitching a tent) spear
and the cruse צַפַּ֤חַת A saucer (as flat) cruse
of water הַמַּ֙יִם֙ Water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen water
from Saul's שָׁא֔וּל Shaul, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites Sauls
bolster; מֵרַֽאֲשֹׁתֵ֣י A pillow (being for the head) bolster
and they gat them away, וַיֵּֽלְכ֖וּ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) gat away
and no וְאֵ֣ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle no
man saw רֹאֶה֩ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) man saw
it, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
nor וְאֵ֨ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle nor
knew יוֹדֵ֜עַ 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.) knew
it, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
neither וְאֵ֣ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle neither
awaked: מֵקִ֗יץ To awake (literally or figuratively) awaked
for כִּ֤י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
they all כֻלָּם֙ Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
were (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
asleep; יְשֵׁנִ֔ים Sleepy asleep
because כִּ֚י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
a deep sleep תַּרְדֵּמַ֣ת A lethargy or (by implication) trance deep sleep
from the Lord יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
was fallen נָֽפְלָ֖ה To fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative) fallen
upon עֲלֵיהֶֽם׃ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
them. עֲלֵיהֶֽם׃ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications them

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  • 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.

  • 13  Then David went over to the other side, and stood on the top of an hill afar off; a great space being between them:

  • 14  And David cried to the people, and to Abner the son of Ner, saying, Answerest thou not, Abner? Then Abner answered and said, Who art thou that criest to the king?




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