1 Samuel 24:9 {10}
Good News Translation
and said, "Why do you listen to people who say that I am trying to harm you?

Contemporary English Version
and said: Your Majesty, why do you listen to people who say that I'm trying to harm you?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And said to Saul: Why dost thou hear the words of men that say: David seeketh thy hurt?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And said to Saul: Why dost thou hear the words of men that say: David seeketh thy hurt?

1 Samuel 26:19 Now therefore hear, I pray thee, my lord the king, the words of thy servant: If the Lord stir thee up against me, let him accept of sacrifice: but if the sons of men, they are cursed in the sight of the Lord, who have cast me out this day, that I should not dwell in the inheritance of the Lord, saying: Go, serve strange gods.

Leviticus 19:16 Thou shalt not be a detractor nor a whisperer among the people. Thou shalt not stand against the blood of thy neighbour. I am the Lord.

Psalm 101:5 The man that in private detracted his neighbour, him did I persecute. With him that had a proud eye, and an unsatiable heart, I would not eat.

Psalm 141:6 Their judges falling upon the rock have been swallowed up. They shall hear my words, for they have prevailed:

Proverbs 16:28 A perverse man stirreth up quarrels: and one full of words separateth princes.

Proverbs 17:4 The evil man obeyeth an unjust tongue: and the deceitful hearkeneth to lying lips.

Proverbs 18:8 The words of the double tongued are as if they were harmless: and they reach even to the inner parts of the bowels. Fear casteth down the slothful: and the souls of the effeminate shall be hungry.

Proverbs 25:23 The north wind driveth away rain, as doth a sad countenance a backbiting tongue.

Proverbs 26:20-22,28 When the wood faileth, the fire shall go out: and when the talebearer is taken away, contentions shall cease. . . .

Proverbs 29:12 A prince that gladly heareth lying words, hath all his servants wicked.

Ecclesiastes 7:21,22 But do not apply thy heart to all words that are spoken: lest perhaps thou hear thy servant reviling thee. . . .

James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is placed among our members, which defileth the whole body and inflameth the wheel of our nativity, being set on fire by hell.

Context
David Spares Saul
8And David also rose up after him: and going out of the cave, cried after Saul, saying: My lord the king. And Saul looked behind him: and David bowing himself down to the ground, worshipped, 9And said to Saul: Why dost thou hear the words of men that say: David seeketh thy hurt?10Behold this day thy eyes have seen, that the Lord hath delivered thee into my hand, in the cave, and I had a thought to kill thee, but my eye hath spared thee. For I said: I will not put out my hand against my lord, because he is the Lord's anointed.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 20:1
But David fled from Najoth, which is in Ramatha, and came and said to Jonathan: What have I done? what is my iniquity, and what is my sin against thy father, that he seeketh my life?

1 Samuel 24:8
And David also rose up after him: and going out of the cave, cried after Saul, saying: My lord the king. And Saul looked behind him: and David bowing himself down to the ground, worshipped,

1 Samuel 24:10
Behold this day thy eyes have seen, that the Lord hath delivered thee into my hand, in the cave, and I had a thought to kill thee, but my eye hath spared thee. For I said: I will not put out my hand against my lord, because he is the Lord's anointed.

1 Samuel 26:18
And he said: Wherefore doth my lord persecute his servant? What have I done? or what evil is there in my hand?

1 Samuel 26:19
Now therefore hear, I pray thee, my lord the king, the words of thy servant: If the Lord stir thee up against me, let him accept of sacrifice: but if the sons of men, they are cursed in the sight of the Lord, who have cast me out this day, that I should not dwell in the inheritance of the Lord, saying: Go, serve strange gods.

Jeremiah 37:18
Where are your prophets that prophesied to you, and said: The king of Babylon shall not come against you, and against this land?

Additional Translations
and said to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of men who say, ‘Look, David intends to harm you’?And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt?

And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearkenest thou to men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

And David said to Saul, Why dost thou hearken to the words of the people, saying, Behold, David seeks thy life?

And David said to Saul, Why dost thou listen to words of men, saying, Behold, David seeks thy hurt?

And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearkenest thou to men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

And David said to Saul, Why hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to men's words, saying, 'Behold, David seeks your hurt?'

And David saith to Saul, 'Why dost thou hear the words of man, saying, Lo, David is seeking thine evil?
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