1 Samuel 14:9
New International Version
If they say to us, ‘Wait there until we come to you,’ we will stay where we are and not go up to them.

New Living Translation
If they say to us, ‘Stay where you are or we’ll kill you,’ then we will stop and not go up to them.

English Standard Version
If they say to us, ‘Wait until we come to you,’ then we will stand still in our place, and we will not go up to them.

Berean Study Bible
If they say, ‘Wait until we come to you,’ then we will stay where we are and will not go up to them.

King James Bible
If they say thus unto us, Tarry until we come to you; then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up unto them.

New King James Version
If they say thus to us, ‘Wait until we come to you,’ then we will stand still in our place and not go up to them.

New American Standard Bible
If they say to us, ‘Wait until we come to you’; then we will stand in our place and not go up to them.

NASB 1995
“If they say to us, ‘Wait until we come to you’ then we will stand in our place and not go up to them.

NASB 1977
“If they say to us, ‘Wait until we come to you’; then we will stand in our place and not go up to them.

Amplified Bible
If they say to us, ‘Wait until we come to you,’ then we will stand in our place and not go up to them.

Christian Standard Bible
If they say, ‘Wait until we reach you,’ then we will stay where we are and not go up to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If they say, ‘Wait until we reach you,’ then we will stay where we are and not go up to them.

American Standard Version
If they say thus unto us, Tarry until we come to you; then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up unto them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If they will thus say to us: ‘Stop until we come to you!’, we will stay in our place and we will not go up to them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If they should say thus to us, Stand aloof there until we shall send you word; then we will stand still by ourselves, and will not go up against them.

Contemporary English Version
If they agree to come down the hill and fight where we are, then we won't climb up to their camp.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If they shall speak thus to us: Stay till we come to you: let us stand still in our place, and not go up to them.

English Revised Version
If they say thus unto us, Tarry until we come to you; then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up unto them.

Good News Translation
If they tell us to wait for them to come to us, then we will stay where we are.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If they say to us, 'Stay where you are until we come to you,' then we'll stay where we are and not go up to them.

International Standard Version
If they say to us, 'Stay there until we come to you,' then we will stay where we are and not go up to them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If they say thus unto us: Tarry until we come to you; then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up unto them.

Literal Standard Version
if they thus say to us, Stand still until we have come to you, then we have stood in our place, and do not go up to them;

NET Bible
If they say to us, 'Stay put until we approach you,' we will stay right there and not go up to them.

New Heart English Bible
If they say thus to us, 'Wait until we come to you.' then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up to them.

World English Bible
If they say thus to us, 'Wait until we come to you!' then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up to them.

Young's Literal Translation
if thus they say unto us, 'Stand still till we have come unto you,' then we have stood in our place, and do not go up unto them;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jonathan's Victory over the Philistines
8“Very well,” said Jonathan, “we will cross over toward these men and show ourselves to them. 9If they say, ‘Wait until we come to you,’ then we will stay where we are and will not go up to them. 10But if they say, ‘Come on up,’ then we will go up, because this will be our sign that the LORD has delivered them into our hands.”…

Cross References
Judges 7:11
and listen to what they are saying. Then your hands will be strengthened to attack the camp." So he went with Purah his servant to the outposts where armed men were guarding the camp.

1 Samuel 14:8
"Very well," said Jonathan, "we will cross over toward these men and show ourselves to them.

1 Samuel 14:10
But if they say, 'Come on up,' then we will go up, because this will be our sign that the LORD has delivered them into our hands."


Treasury of Scripture

If they say thus to us, Tarry until we come to you; then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up to them.

they

Genesis 24:13,14
Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: …

Judges 6:36-40
And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, …

Tarry [heb] Be still









Verse 9. - Tarry. Hebrew, "be still," "stand still," the word used by Joshua of the sun (Joshua 10:12, 13); but not the word rendered stand still just below, where the Hebrew has, "We will stand under us," i.e. we will stop just where we were.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

they say,
יֹֽאמְרוּ֙ (yō·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘Wait
דֹּ֕מּוּ (dōm·mū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1826: To be dumb, to be astonished, to stop, to perish

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

we come
הַגִּיעֵ֖נוּ (hag·gî·‘ê·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | first person common plural
Strong's 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

to you,’
אֲלֵיכֶ֑ם (’ă·lê·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

then we will stay
וְעָמַ֣דְנוּ (wə·‘ā·maḏ·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

where
תַחְתֵּ֔ינוּ (ṯaḥ·tê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

we are and not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

go up
נַעֲלֶ֖ה (na·‘ă·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

to them.
אֵלֵ֔ינוּ (’ê·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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