1 Samuel 18:11
New International Version
and he hurled it, saying to himself, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David eluded him twice.

New Living Translation
and he suddenly hurled it at David, intending to pin him to the wall. But David escaped him twice.

English Standard Version
And Saul hurled the spear, for he thought, “I will pin David to the wall.” But David evaded him twice.

Berean Study Bible
and he hurled it, thinking, “I will pin David to the wall.” But David eluded him twice.

King James Bible
And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

New King James Version
And Saul cast the spear, for he said, “I will pin David to the wall!” But David escaped his presence twice.

New American Standard Bible
Then Saul hurled the spear, for he thought, “I will pin David to the wall.” But David escaped from his presence, twice.

NASB 1995
Saul hurled the spear for he thought, "I will pin David to the wall." But David escaped from his presence twice.

NASB 1977
And Saul hurled the spear for he thought, “I will pin David to the wall.” But David escaped from his presence twice.

Amplified Bible
Saul hurled the spear, for he thought, “I will pin David to the wall.” But David evaded him twice.

Christian Standard Bible
and he threw it, thinking, “I’ll pin David to the wall.” But David got away from him twice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and he threw it, thinking, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David got away from him twice.

American Standard Version
and Saul cast the spear; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shaul cast the spear and he said: “I shall strike David even into the wall!” And David was spun around from before him two times

Contemporary English Version
Saul thought, "I'll pin David to the wall." He threw the spear at David twice, but David dodged and got away both times.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And threw it, thinking to nail David to the wall: and David stept aside out of his presence twice.

English Revised Version
and Saul cast the spear; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

Good News Translation
"I'll pin him to the wall," Saul said to himself, and he threw the spear at him twice; but David dodged each time.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He raised the spear and thought, "I'll nail David to the wall." But David got away from him twice.

International Standard Version
Saul hurled it, thinking, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David escaped from him twice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul cast the spear; for he said: 'I will smite David even to the wall.' And David stepped aside out of his presence twice.

Literal Standard Version
and Saul casts the javelin and says, “I strike through David, even through the wall”; and David turns around out of his presence twice.

NET Bible
and Saul threw the spear, thinking, "I'll nail David to the wall!" But David escaped from him on two different occasions.

New Heart English Bible
and Saul threw the spear; for he said, "I will pin David even to the wall." David escaped from his presence twice.

World English Bible
and Saul threw the spear; for he said, "I will pin David even to the wall!" David escaped from his presence twice.

Young's Literal Translation
and Saul casteth the javelin, and saith, 'I smite through David, even through the wall;' and David turneth round out of his presence twice.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul Envies David
10The next day a spirit of distress sent from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied inside the house while David played the harp as usual. Now Saul was holding a spear, 11and he hurled it, thinking, “I will pin David to the wall.” But David eluded him twice. 12So Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had departed from Saul.…

Cross References
Hebrews 11:34
quenched the raging fire, and escaped the edge of the sword; who gained strength from weakness, became mighty in battle, and put foreign armies to flight.

1 Samuel 19:9
But as Saul was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand, a spirit of distress from the LORD came upon him. While David was playing the harp,

1 Samuel 19:10
Saul tried to pin him to the wall with his spear. But the spear struck the wall and David eluded him, ran away, and escaped that night.

1 Samuel 20:33
Then Saul hurled his spear at Jonathan to kill him; so Jonathan knew that his father was determined to kill David.


Treasury of Scripture

And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

cast the javelin

1 Samuel 19:9,10
And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand…

1 Samuel 20:33
And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.

Proverbs 27:4
Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

And David

Psalm 37:32,33
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him…

Isaiah 54:17
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Luke 4:30
But he passing through the midst of them went his way,









(11) And Saul cast the javelin.--The Alexandrian MS. of the LXX. and the Chaldee Version translate the Hebrew here "lifted the javelin." The probable meaning of the verb in this place is "brandished," or "aimed." It is hardly credible that if he actually threw it, David would have trusted himself a second time in the king's chamber.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and he
שָׁאוּל֙ (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

hurled it,
וַיָּ֤טֶל (way·yā·ṭel)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2904: To pitch over, reel, to cast down, out

thinking,
וַיֹּ֕אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“I will pin
אַכֶּ֥ה (’ak·keh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

David
בְדָוִ֖ד (ḇə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

to the wall.”
וּבַקִּ֑יר (ū·ḇaq·qîr)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7023: A wall

But David
דָּוִ֛ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

eluded
וַיִּסֹּ֥ב (way·yis·sōḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

him
מִפָּנָ֖יו (mip·pā·nāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

twice.
פַּעֲמָֽיִם׃ (pa·‘ă·mā·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence


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