1 Samuel 24:20
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English Standard Version
And now, behold, I know that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand.

King James Bible
And now, behold, I know well that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand.

American Standard Version
And now, behold, I know that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thy hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now as I know that thou shalt surely be king, and have the kingdom of Israel in thy hand:

English Revised Version
And now, behold, I know that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
And now, behold, I know well that thou wilt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel will be established in thy hand.

1 Samuel 24:20 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

And even if he should wish to attack the king, he did not possess the power. This thought introduces 1 Samuel 24:14 : "After whom is the king of Israel gone out? After whom dost thou pursue? A dead dog, a single flea." By these similes David meant to describe himself as a perfectly harmless and insignificant man, of whom Saul had no occasion to be afraid, and whom the king of Israel ought to think it beneath his dignity to pursue. A dead dog cannot bite or hurt, and is an object about which a king ought not to trouble himself (cf. 2 Samuel 9:8 and 2 Samuel 16:9, where the idea of something contemptible is included). The point of comparison with a flea is the insignificance of such an animal (cf. 1 Samuel 26:20).

1 Samuel 24:20 Parallel Commentaries

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1 Samuel 20:30,31 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, You son of the perverse rebellious woman...

1 Samuel 23:17 And he said to him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you; and you shall be king over Israel...

2 Samuel 3:17,18 And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, You sought for David in times past to be king over you...

Job 15:25 For he stretches out his hand against God, and strengthens himself against the Almighty.

Matthew 2:3-6,13,16 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him...

Cross References
1 Samuel 13:14
But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought out a man after his own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be prince over his people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you."

1 Samuel 23:17
And he said to him, "Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Saul my father also knows this."

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