1 SAMUEL 26:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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1 Samuel 26:9 Translation & Meaning

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And David דָּוִ֛ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
said וַיֹּ֧אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
Abishai, אֲבִישַׁ֖י Abishai, an Israelite Abishai
Destroy תַּשְׁחִיתֵ֑הוּ To decay, i.e., (causatively) ruin (literally or figuratively) Destroy
him not: אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
for כִּ֠י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
who מִ֣י Who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix who
can stretch forth שָׁלַ֥ח To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) can stretch forth
his hand יָד֛וֹ 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 יְהוָ֖ה (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
and be guiltless? וְנִקָּֽה׃ To be (or make) clean (literally or figuratively); by implication (in an adverse sense) to be bare, i.e., extirpated guiltless

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  • 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?

  • 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.




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