2 Samuel 15:26
New International Version
But if he says, 'I am not pleased with you,' then I am ready; let him do to me whatever seems good to him."

New Living Translation
But if he is through with me, then let him do what seems best to him.”

English Standard Version
But if he says, ‘I have no pleasure in you,’ behold, here I am, let him do to me what seems good to him.”

Berean Study Bible
But if He should say, ‘I do not delight in you,’ then here I am; let Him do to me whatever seems good to Him.”

King James Bible
But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

New King James Version
But if He says thus: ‘I have no delight in you,’ here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him.”

New American Standard Bible
But if He says this: ‘I have no delight in you,’ then here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him.”

NASB 1995
"But if He should say thus, 'I have no delight in you,' behold, here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him."

NASB 1977
“But if He should say thus, ‘I have no delight in you,’ behold, here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him.”

Amplified Bible
But if He should say, ‘I have no delight in you,’ then here I am; let Him do to me what seems good to Him.”

Christian Standard Bible
However, if he should say, ‘I do not delight in you,’ then here I am—he can do with me whatever pleases him.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, if He should say, 'I do not delight in you,' then here I am--He can do with me whatever pleases Him."

American Standard Version
but if he say thus, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if he will say thus: “‘I do not delight in you’, behold, I stay. He shall do to me according to what is beautiful in his eyes”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But if he should say thus, I have no pleasure in thee; behold, here I am, let him do to me according to that which is good in his eyes.

Contemporary English Version
But if he says he isn't pleased with me, then let him do what he knows is best.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if he shall say to me: Thou pleasest me not: I am ready, let him do that which is good before him.

English Revised Version
but if he say thus, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

Good News Translation
But if he isn't pleased with me--well, then, let him do to me what he wishes."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if he says, 'I'm not pleased with you,' let him do to me what he considers right."

International Standard Version
But if he should say something like 'I'm not pleased with you,' well then, here I am—let him do to me whatever seems right to him."

JPS Tanakh 1917
but if He say thus: I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let Him do to me as seemeth good unto Him.'

Literal Standard Version
and if thus He says, I have not delighted in you; here I [am], He does to me as [is] good in His eyes.”

NET Bible
However, if he should say, 'I do not take pleasure in you,' then he will deal with me in a way that he considers appropriate."

New Heart English Bible
but if he should say, 'I have no delight in you;' look, here I am. Let him do to me as seems good to him."

World English Bible
but if he say thus, 'I have no delight in you;' behold, here am I. Let him do to me as seems good to him."

Young's Literal Translation
and if thus He say, I have not delighted in thee; here am I, He doth to me as is good in His eyes.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Flees Jerusalem
25Then the king said to Zadok, “Return the ark of God to the city. If I find favor in the eyes of the LORD, He will bring me back and let me see both it and His dwelling place again. 26But if He should say, ‘I do not delight in you,’ then here I am; let Him do to me whatever seems good to Him.” 27The king also said to Zadok the priest, “Are you not a seer? Return to the city in peace—you with your son Ahimaaz, and Abiathar with his son Jonathan.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 3:18
So Samuel told him everything and did not hide a thing from him. "He is the LORD," replied Eli. "Let Him do what is good in His eyes."

2 Samuel 11:27
And when the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done was evil in the sight of the LORD.

2 Samuel 22:20
He brought me out into the open; He rescued me because He delighted in me.

1 Chronicles 21:7
This command was also evil in the sight of God; so He struck Israel.


Treasury of Scripture

But if he thus say, I have no delight in you; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seems good to him.

I have not

2 Samuel 22:20
He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

Numbers 14:8
If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.

1 Kings 10:9
Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.

let

Judges 10:15
And the children of Israel said unto the LORD, We have sinned: do thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day.

1 Samuel 3:18
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

Job 1:20,21
Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, …









(26) Let him do to me as seemeth good.--David recognises that he is suffering under the punishment pronounced by Nathan for his sin, and he seeks to throw himself entirely into the hands of God, trusting in His mercy. (Comp. 2Samuel 24:14.) He is, therefore, unwilling to have the ark carried with him lest he should seem to undertake to compel the Divine presence and blessing. He feels sure that if God so will, he shall be brought again in peace; but if not, yet he will perfectly submit himself to God's ordering.

Verse 26. - Let him do to me as seemeth good unto him. David's answer is full, not only of devout resignation and trust in God, but is remarkable also for the absence of superstition. He feels that God will not judge him by any mere outward sign or privilege, but in truth and equity. If he deserves condemnation, he will not escape it by carrying the ark about with him. If, on the contrary, God accepts him, he will restore him to the enjoyment of his spiritual privileges, and bring him back to worship at the place which he has chosen for his dwelling. We must notice that he addresses these words to Zadok, who had remained with the ark. This was natural if Abiathar was occupied in offering, but hard to understand if he had gone up, that is, in advance of the ark, to acquaint David with their purpose.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But if
וְאִם֙ (wə·’im)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

He should say,
יֹאמַ֔ר (yō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘I do not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

delight
חָפַ֖צְתִּי (ḥā·p̄aṣ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2654: To incline to, to bend, to be pleased with, desire

in you,’
בָּ֑ךְ (bāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

then here I am;
הִנְנִ֕י (hin·nî)
Interjection | first person common singular
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

let Him do
יַֽעֲשֶׂה־ (ya·‘ă·śeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

to me
לִּ֕י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

whatever
כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

seems good
ט֖וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

to Him.”
בְּעֵינָֽיו׃ (bə·‘ê·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain


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