2 Samuel 2:7
New International Version
Now then, be strong and brave, for Saul your master is dead, and the people of Judah have anointed me king over them.”

New Living Translation
Now that Saul is dead, I ask you to be my strong and loyal subjects like the people of Judah, who have anointed me as their new king.”

English Standard Version
Now therefore let your hands be strong, and be valiant, for Saul your lord is dead, and the house of Judah has anointed me king over them.”

Berean Study Bible
Now then, be strong and courageous, for though Saul your lord is dead, the house of Judah has anointed me as their king.”

King James Bible
Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be ye valiant: for your master Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.

New King James Version
Now therefore, let your hands be strengthened, and be valiant; for your master Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah has anointed me king over them.”

New American Standard Bible
Now then, let your hands be strong and be valiant, since Saul your lord is dead, and also the house of Judah has anointed me king over them.”

NASB 1995
“Now therefore, let your hands be strong and be valiant; for Saul your lord is dead, and also the house of Judah has anointed me king over them.”

NASB 1977
“Now therefore, let your hands be strong, and be valiant; for Saul your lord is dead, and also the house of Judah has anointed me king over them.”

Amplified Bible
So now, let your hands be strong and be valiant; for your lord Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah has anointed me king over them.”

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, be strong and valiant, for though Saul your lord is dead, the house of Judah has anointed me king over them.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, be strong and courageous, for though Saul your lord is dead, the house of Judah has anointed me king over them.”

American Standard Version
Now therefore let your hands be strong, and be ye valiant; for Saul your lord is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now let your hands be strengthened and be sons of power, because Shaul your Lord is dead, and the sons of Yehuda have anointed me that I shall reign over them!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now let your hands be made strong, and be valiant; for your master Saul is dead, and moreover the house of Juda have anointed me to be king over them.

Contemporary English Version
Saul is dead, but the tribe of Judah has made me their king. So be strong and have courage.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let your hands be strengthened, and be ye men of valour: for although your master Saul be dead, yet the house of Juda hath anointed me to be their king.

English Revised Version
Now therefore let your hands be strong, and be ye valiant: for Saul your lord is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.

Good News Translation
Be strong and brave! Saul your king is dead, and the people of Judah have anointed me as their king."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, be strong and courageous. Because your master Saul is dead, the tribe of Judah has anointed me to be their king."

International Standard Version
So strengthen yourselves, and be valiant in heart, because your lord Saul has died, and the household of Judah has anointed me to be king over them."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore let your hands be strong, and be ye valiant; for Saul your lord is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.'

Literal Standard Version
and now your hands are strong, and be for sons of valor, for your lord Saul [is] dead, and the house of Judah has also anointed me for king over them.”

NET Bible
Now be courageous and prove to be valiant warriors, for your lord Saul is dead. The people of Judah have anointed me as king over them."

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore let your hands be strong, and be valiant; for Saul your lord is dead, and also the house of Judah has anointed me king over them."

World English Bible
Now therefore let your hands be strong, and be valiant; for Saul your lord is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them."

Young's Literal Translation
and now, are your hands strong, and be ye for sons of valour, for your lord Saul. is dead, and also -- me have the house of Judah anointed for king over them.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Anointed King of Judah
6Now may the LORD show you loving devotion and faithfulness, and I will also show you the same favor because you have done this. 7Now then, be strong and courageous, for though Saul your lord is dead, the house of Judah has anointed me as their king.”

Cross References
2 Samuel 2:6
Now may the LORD show you loving devotion and faithfulness, and I will also show you the same favor because you have done this.

2 Samuel 2:8
Meanwhile, Abner son of Ner, the commander of Saul's army, took Saul's son Ish-bosheth, moved him to Mahanaim,

Nehemiah 2:18
I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me, and what the king had said to me. "Let us start rebuilding," they replied, and they set their hands to this good work.


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be you valiant: for your master Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.

let your

2 Samuel 10:12
Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the LORD do that which seemeth him good.

Genesis 15:1
After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

1 Samuel 4:9
Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.

valiant [heb] the sons of valour











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now then,
וְעַתָּ֣ה ׀ (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

be strong
תֶּחֱזַ֣קְנָה (te·ḥĕ·zaq·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

and courageous,
לִבְנֵי־ (liḇ·nê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

for
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

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

your lord
אֲדֹנֵיכֶ֣ם (’ă·ḏō·nê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

is dead,
מֵ֖ת (mêṯ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

the house
בֵית־ (ḇêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of Judah
יְהוּדָ֛ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

has anointed me
מָשְׁח֧וּ (mā·šə·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 4886: To rub with oil, to anoint, to consecrate, to paint

as their king.”
לְמֶ֖לֶךְ (lə·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king


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