2 Samuel 4:9
New International Version
David answered Rekab and his brother Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, “As surely as the LORD lives, who has delivered me out of every trouble,

New Living Translation
But David said to Recab and Baanah, “The LORD, who saves me from all my enemies, is my witness.

English Standard Version
But David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, “As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life out of every adversity,

Berean Study Bible
But David answered Rechab and his brother Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, “As surely as the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress,

King James Bible
And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

New King James Version
But David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, “As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all adversity,

New American Standard Bible
But David replied to Rechab and his brother Baanah, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, “As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress,

NASB 1995
David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, “As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress,

NASB 1977
And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, “As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress,

Amplified Bible
David replied to Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, “As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from every adversity,

Christian Standard Bible
But David answered Rechab and his brother Baanah, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, “As the LORD lives, the one who has redeemed my life from every distress,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But David answered Rechab and his brother Baanah, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, “As the LORD lives, the One who has redeemed my life from every distress,

American Standard Version
And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As Jehovah liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And David answered Rakab and Baana his brother, the sons of Ramun the Bruthite, and said: “LORD JEHOVAH lives who saved my life from all adversity!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David answered and Rechab and Baana his brother, the sons of Remmon the Berothite, and said to them, As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all affliction;

Contemporary English Version
David answered: I swear that only the LORD rescues me when I'm in trouble!

Douay-Rheims Bible
But David answered Rechab, and Baana his brother, the sons of Remmon the Berothite, and said to them: As the Lord liveth, who hath delivered my soul out of all distress,

English Revised Version
And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

Good News Translation
David answered them, "I take a vow by the living LORD, who has saved me from all dangers!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David responded to Rechab and his brother Baanah, the sons of Rimmon from Beeroth,

International Standard Version
David responded to Rechab and his brother Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite: "As the LORD lives, who has saved my life in every adversity,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them: 'As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

Literal Standard Version
And David answers Rechab and his brother Baanah, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and says to them, “YHWH lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

NET Bible
David replied to Recab and his brother Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, "As surely as the LORD lives, who has delivered my life from all adversity,

New Heart English Bible
David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, "As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

World English Bible
David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, "As Yahweh lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

Young's Literal Translation
And David answereth Rechab and Baanah his brother, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and saith to them, 'Jehovah liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Kills the Murderers
9But David answered Rechab and his brother Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, “As surely as the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress, 10when someone told me, ‘Look, Saul is dead,’ and thought he was a bearer of good news, I seized him and put him to death at Ziklag. That was his reward for his news!…

Cross References
Genesis 48:16
the angel who has redeemed me from all harm--may He bless these boys. And may they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they grow into a multitude upon the earth."

2 Samuel 4:2
Saul's son had two men who were leaders of raiding parties. One was named Baanah and the other Rechab; they were sons of Rimmon the Beerothite of the tribe of Benjamin--Beeroth is considered part of Benjamin,

1 Kings 1:29
And the king swore an oath, saying, "As surely as the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress,

Psalm 31:7
I will be glad and rejoice in Your loving devotion, for You have seen my affliction; You have known the anguish of my soul.

Psalm 69:18
Draw near to my soul and redeem me; ransom me because of my foes.


Treasury of Scripture

And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

who hath

Genesis 48:16
The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

1 Kings 1:29
And the king sware, and said, As the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress,

Psalm 31:5-7
Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth…









(9) Who hath redeemed.--David's answer shows that he could trust in God to avenge him, and did not encourage or need the crimes of men to help him.

Verses 9, 10. - And David answered. David's answer is worthy of him. His appeal to Jehovah, as One that had saved him in all time of adversity, was a declaration that he had no need of criminals. And throughout he had carefully abstained from taking any steps to bring about the accomplishment of God's will, and had been upright and forbearing alike to Ishbosheth and Saul. How noble his conduct was we see by the contrast with Macbeth, whose better nature was poisoned and spoiled by the hope that he should be king hereafter. At the end of the verse the force is weakened in the Authorized Version by the insertion of irrelevant words. What David said is, "I slew him in Ziklag, and that was the reward I gave him for his tidings."

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

answered
וַיַּ֨עַן (way·ya·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

Rechab
רֵכָ֣ב ׀ (rê·ḵāḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7394: Rechab -- perhaps 'band of riders', a Benjamite, also the head of a nomadic family

and his brother
אָחִ֗יו (’ā·ḥîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

Baanah,
בַּעֲנָ֣ה (ba·‘ă·nāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1196: Baanah -- the name of several Israelites

sons
בְּנֵ֛י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Rimmon
רִמּ֥וֹן (rim·mō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7417: A Syrian god

the Beerothite,
הַבְּאֵֽרֹתִ֖י (hab·bə·’ê·rō·ṯî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 886: Beerothite -- a Beerothite

“As surely as the LORD
יְהוָ֕ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

lives,
חַי־ (ḥay-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

who
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

has redeemed
פָּדָ֥ה (pā·ḏāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6299: To sever, ransom, gener, to release, preserve

my life
נַפְשִׁ֖י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

from all
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

distress,
צָרָֽה׃ (ṣā·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6869: Tightness, a female rival


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