1 SAMUEL 26:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the trench, and his spear stuck in the ground at his bolster: but Abner and the people lay round about him.”

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1 Samuel 26:7 Translation & Meaning

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So David דָוִ֨ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
and Abishai וַֽאֲבִישַׁ֥י׀ Abishai, an Israelite Abishai
came וַיָּבֹא֩ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
the people הָעָם֮ A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
by night: לַיְלָה֒ Properly, a twist (away of the light), i.e., night; figuratively, adversity night
and, behold, וְהִנֵּ֣ה Lo! behold
Saul שָׁא֗וּל Shaul, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites Saul
lay שֹׁכֵ֤ב To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose) lay
sleeping יָשֵׁן֙ Sleepy sleeping
within the trench, בַּמַּעְגָּ֔ל A track (literally or figuratively); also a rampart (as circular) within trench
and his spear וַֽחֲנִית֥וֹ A lance (for thrusting, like pitching a tent) spear
stuck מְעוּכָֽה To press, i.e., to pierce, emasculate, handle stuck
in the ground בָאָ֖רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) ground
at his bolster: מְרַֽאֲשֹׁתָ֑ו Properly, a headpiece, i.e., (plural for adverbial) at (or as) the head-rest (or pillow) bolster
but Abner וְאַבְנֵ֣ר Abner, an Israelite Abner
and the people וְהָעָ֔ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
lay שֹֽׁכְבִ֖ים To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose) lay
round about סְבִֽיבֹתָֽו׃ (as noun) a circle, neighbour, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around round about
him. סְבִֽיבֹתָֽו׃ (as noun) a circle, neighbour, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around him

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  • 5  And David arose, and came to the place where Saul had pitched: and David beheld the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Ner, the captain of his host: and Saul lay in the trench, and the people pitched round about him.

  • 6  Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I will go down with thee.

  • 7  So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the trench, and his spear stuck in the ground at his bolster: but Abner and the people lay round about him.

  • 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?




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