2 Samuel 19:27
New International Version
And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king. My lord the king is like an angel of God; so do whatever you wish.

New Living Translation
Ziba has slandered me by saying that I refused to come. But I know that my lord the king is like an angel of God, so do what you think is best.

English Standard Version
He has slandered your servant to my lord the king. But my lord the king is like the angel of God; do therefore what seems good to you.

Berean Study Bible
and he has slandered your servant to my lord the king. Yet my lord the king is like the angel of God, so do what is good in your eyes.

King James Bible
And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is good in thine eyes.

New King James Version
And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king, but my lord the king is like the angel of God. Therefore do what is good in your eyes.

New American Standard Bible
Furthermore, he has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is like the angel of God, therefore do what is good in your sight.

NASB 1995
“Moreover, he has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is like the angel of God, therefore do what is good in your sight.

NASB 1977
“Moreover, he has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is like the angel of God, therefore do what is good in your sight.

Amplified Bible
Further, he has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is like the angel of God; so do what is good in your eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
Ziba slandered your servant to my lord the king. But my lord the king is like the angel of God, so do whatever you think best.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ziba slandered your servant to my lord the king. But my lord the king is like the Angel of God, so do whatever you think best.

American Standard Version
And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is good in thine eyes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And my Servant deceived me, my Lord King, and you, my Lord King, are as an Angel of God! Do whatever is excellent in your eyes!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he has dealt deceitfully with thy servant to my lord the king: but my lord the king is as an angel of God, and do thou that which is good in thine eyes.

Contemporary English Version
then he lied about me. You're as wise as an angel of God, so do what you think is right.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover he hath also accused me thy servant to thee, my lord the king: but thou my lord the king art as an angel of God, do what pleaseth thee.

English Revised Version
And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is good in thine eyes.

Good News Translation
He lied about me to Your Majesty, but you are like God's angel, so do what seems right to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He told you lies about me, Your Majesty. However, you are like God's Messenger. Do what you think is right.

International Standard Version
by slandering your servant to your majesty. But your majesty the king is like an angel from God: so do what you think is best.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God; do therefore what is good in thine eyes.

Literal Standard Version
and he utters slander against your servant to my lord the king, and my lord the king [is] as a messenger of God; and do that which is good in your eyes,

NET Bible
But my servant has slandered me to my lord the king. But my lord the king is like an angel of God. Do whatever seems appropriate to you.

New Heart English Bible
He has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God. Do therefore what is good in your eyes.

World English Bible
He has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God. Do therefore what is good in your eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
and he uttereth slander against thy servant unto my lord the king, and my lord the king is as a messenger of God; and do thou that which is good in thine eyes,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Mephibosheth Excused
26“My lord the king,” he replied, “because I am lame, I said, ‘I will have my donkey saddled so that I may ride on it and go with the king.’ But my servant Ziba deceived me, 27and he has slandered your servant to my lord the king. Yet my lord the king is like the angel of God, so do what is good in your eyes. 28For all the house of my grandfather deserves death from my lord the king, yet you have set your servant among those who eat at your table. What further right, then, do I have to keep appealing to the king?”…

Cross References
1 Samuel 29:9
Achish replied, "I know that you are as pleasing in my sight as an angel of God. But the commanders of the Philistines have said, 'He must not go into battle with us.'

2 Samuel 14:17
And now your servant says, 'May the word of my lord the king bring me rest, for my lord the king is able to discern good and evil, just like the angel of God. May the LORD your God be with you.'"

2 Samuel 14:20
Joab your servant has done this to bring about this change of affairs, but my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of the angel of God, to know everything that happens in the land."

2 Samuel 16:3
"Where is your master's grandson?" asked the king. And Ziba answered, "Indeed, he is staying in Jerusalem, for he has said, 'Today, the house of Israel will restore to me the kingdom of my grandfather.'"

2 Samuel 16:4
So the king said to Ziba, "All that belongs to Mephibosheth is now yours!" "I humbly bow before you," said Ziba. "May I find favor in your eyes, my lord the king!"

2 Samuel 19:17
along with a thousand men of Benjamin, as well as Ziba the steward of the house of Saul and his fifteen sons and twenty servants. They rushed down to the Jordan before the king


Treasury of Scripture

And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is good in your eyes.

slandered

2 Samuel 16:3
And the king said, And where is thy master's son? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he abideth at Jerusalem: for he said, To day shall the house of Israel restore me the kingdom of my father.

Exodus 20:16
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Psalm 15:3
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

as an angel

2 Samuel 14:17,20
Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD thy God will be with thee…

1 Samuel 29:9
And Achish answered and said to David, I know that thou art good in my sight, as an angel of God: notwithstanding the princes of the Philistines have said, He shall not go up with us to the battle.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and he has slandered
וַיְרַגֵּ֣ל (way·rag·gêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7270: To walk along, to reconnoiter, to be a, tale-bearer, to lead about

your servant
בְּעַבְדְּךָ֔ (bə·‘aḇ·də·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

my lord
אֲדֹנִ֖י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

the king.
הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

Yet my lord
וַאדֹנִ֤י (wa·ḏō·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

the king [is]
הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

like the Angel
כְּמַלְאַ֣ךְ (kə·mal·’aḵ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

of God,
הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

so do
וַעֲשֵׂ֥ה (wa·‘ă·śêh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

[what is] good
הַטּ֖וֹב (haṭ·ṭō·wḇ)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

in your eyes.
בְּעֵינֶֽיךָ׃ (bə·‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain


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