2 Samuel 9:1
New International Version
David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

New Living Translation
One day David asked, “Is anyone in Saul’s family still alive—anyone to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

English Standard Version
And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

Berean Study Bible
Then David asked, “Is there anyone left from the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for the sake of Jonathan?”

King James Bible
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

New King James Version
Now David said, “Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

New American Standard Bible
Then David said, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul, so that I could show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

NASB 1995
Then David said, “Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

NASB 1977
Then David said, “Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

Amplified Bible
And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house (family) of Saul to whom I may show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

Christian Standard Bible
David asked, “Is there anyone remaining from the family of Saul I can show kindness to for Jonathan’s sake? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David asked, “Is there anyone remaining from Saul’s family I can show kindness to because of Jonathan?”

American Standard Version
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And David said: “Is there now a man who is left from those of the house of Shaul? I shall do kindness for him because of Jonathan”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David said, Is there yet any one left in the house of Saul, that I may deal kindly with him for Jonathan's sake?

Contemporary English Version
One day, David thought, "I wonder if any of Saul's family are still alive. If they are, I will be kind to them, because I made a promise to Jonathan."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David said: Is there any one, think you, left of the house of Saul, that I may shew kindness to him for Jonathan's sake?

English Revised Version
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

Good News Translation
One day David asked, "Is there anyone left of Saul's family? If there is, I would like to show him kindness for Jonathan's sake."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David asked, "Is there anyone left in Saul's family to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?"

International Standard Version
Later on, David asked, "Is there anyone left alive from Saul's household to whom I can show gracious love in memory of Jonathan?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David said: 'Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?'

Literal Standard Version
And David says, “Is there yet any left of the house of Saul, and I do with him kindness because of Jonathan?”

NET Bible
Then David asked, "Is anyone still left from the family of Saul, so that I may extend kindness to him for the sake of Jonathan?"

New Heart English Bible
David said, "Is there yet any who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"

World English Bible
David said, "Is there yet any who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"

Young's Literal Translation
And David saith, 'Is there yet any left to the house of Saul, and I do with him kindness because of Jonathan?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
David and Mephibosheth
1Then David asked, “Is there anyone left from the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for the sake of Jonathan?” 2And there was a servant of Saul’s family named Ziba. They summoned him to David, and the king inquired, “Are you Ziba?” “I am your servant,” he replied.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:14
And as long as I live, treat me with the LORD's loving devotion, that I may not die,

1 Samuel 20:15
and do not ever cut off your loving devotion from my household--not even when the LORD cuts off every one of David's enemies from the face of the earth."

1 Samuel 20:42
And Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace, for the two of us have sworn in the name of the LORD, saying, 'May the LORD be a witness between you and me, and between your descendants and mine forever.'" Then David got up and departed, and Jonathan went back into the city.

1 Samuel 23:18
So the two of them made a covenant before the LORD. And David remained in Horesh, while Jonathan went home.

2 Samuel 9:7
"Do not be afraid," said David, "for surely I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table."

2 Samuel 21:7
Now the king spared Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, because of the oath before the LORD between David and Jonathan son of Saul.


Treasury of Scripture

And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

shew him

2 Samuel 1:26
I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.

1 Samuel 18:1-4
And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul…

1 Samuel 20:14-17,42
And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not: …









Verse 1. - Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul? As Mephibosheth was five years old at his father's death (2 Samuel 4:4), but now had a son (ver. 12), a sufficient time must have elapsed for him to grow up and marry; so that probably the events of this chapter occurred seventeen or eighteen years after the battle of Gilboa. As David was king at Hebron for seven years and a half, he had been king now of all Israel for about nine years. But during this long period he had been engaged in a weary struggle, which had left him little repose, and during which it might have been dangerous to draw the house of Saul out of obscurity. But he was at last firmly established on the throne, and had peace all around; and the time was come to act upon the promise made to Jonathan (1 Samuel 20:14, 15), and which we may be sure David had never forgotten.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

“Is there
יֶשׁ־ (yeš-)
Adverb
Strong's 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

anyone left
נוֹתַ֖ר (nō·w·ṯar)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3498: To jut over, exceed, to excel, to remain, be left, to leave, cause to abound, preserve

from the house
לְבֵ֣ית (lə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

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

to whom
עִמּוֹ֙ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

I can show
וְאֶעֱשֶׂ֤ה (wə·’e·‘ĕ·śeh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

kindness
חֶ֔סֶד (ḥe·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

for the sake
בַּעֲב֖וּר (ba·‘ă·ḇūr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5668: Crossed, transit, on account of, in order that

of Jonathan?”
יְהוֹנָתָֽן׃ (yə·hō·w·nā·ṯān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3083: Jonathan -- 'the LORD has given', the name of a number of Israelites


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