1 SAMUEL 26:23

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The Lord render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness: for the Lord delivered thee into my hand to day, but I would not stretch forth mine hand against the Lord's anointed.”

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1 Samuel 26:23 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

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The Lord וַֽיהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
render יָשִׁ֣יב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again render
to every man לָאִ֔ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) every man
his righteousness צִדְקָת֖וֹ Rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity) righteousness
and his faithfulness: אֱמֻֽנָת֑וֹ Literally firmness; figuratively security; morally fidelity faithfulness
for אֲשֶׁר֩ Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc for
the Lord יְהוָ֤ה׀ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
delivered נְתָֽנְךָ֙ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) delivered
thee into hand בְּיָ֔ד 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
my (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
to day, הַיּוֹם֙ 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
but I would אָבִ֔יתִי To breathe after, i.e., (figuratively) to be acquiescent would
not וְלֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
stretch forth לִשְׁלֹ֥חַ To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) stretch forth
mine hand יָדִ֖י 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 the Lord's יְהוָֽה׃ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God against Lords
anointed. בִּמְשִׁ֥יחַ Anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); specifically, the Messiah anointed

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  • 21  Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.

  • 22  And David answered and said, Behold the king's spear! and let one of the young men come over and fetch it.

  • 23  The Lord render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness: for the Lord delivered thee into my hand to day, but I would not stretch forth mine hand against the Lord's anointed.

  • 24  And, behold, as thy life was much set by this day in mine eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the Lord, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.

  • 25  Then Saul said to David, Blessed be thou, my son David: thou shalt both do great things, and also shalt still prevail. So David went on his way, and Saul returned to his place.




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