1 Samuel 26:19
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English Standard Version
Now therefore let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If it is the LORD who has stirred you up against me, may he accept an offering, but if it is men, may they be cursed before the LORD, for they have driven me out this day that I should have no share in the heritage of the LORD, saying, ‘Go, serve other gods.’

King James Bible
Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the LORD have stirred thee up against me, let him accept an offering: but if they be the children of men, cursed be they before the LORD; for they have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of the LORD, saying, Go, serve other gods.

American Standard Version
Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If it be Jehovah that hath stirred thee up against me, let him accept an offering: but if it be the children of men, cursed be they before Jehovah: for they have driven me out this day that I should not cleave unto the inheritance of Jehovah, saying, Go, serve other gods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If it be the LORD that hath stirred thee up against me, let him accept an offering: but if it be the children of men, cursed be they before the LORD; for they have driven me out this day that I should not cleave unto the inheritance of the LORD, saying, Go, serve other gods.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the LORD hath stirred thee up against me, let him accept an offering: but if they are the children of men, cursed be they before the LORD; for they have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of the LORD, saying, Go, serve other gods.

1 Samuel 26:19 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And David went over to the other side, and placed himself upon the top of the mountain afar off (the space between them was great), and cried to the people," etc. Saul had probably encamped with his fighting men on the slope of the ill Hachilah, so that a valley separated him from the opposite hill, from which David had no doubt reconnoitred the camp and then gone down to it (1 Samuel 26:6), and to which he returned after the deed was accomplished. The statement that this mountain was far off, so that there was a great space between David and Saul, not only favours the accuracy of the historical tradition, but shows that David reckoned far less now upon any change in the state of Saul's mind than he had done before, when he followed Saul without hesitation from the cave and called after him (1 Samuel 24:9), and that in fact he rather feared lest Saul should endeavour to get him into his power as soon as he woke from his sleep.

1 Samuel 26:19 Parallel Commentaries

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let my lord

1 Samuel 25:24 And fell at his feet, and said, On me, my lord, on me let this iniquity be: and let your handmaid, I pray you...

Genesis 44:18 Then Judah came near to him, and said, Oh my lord, let your servant, I pray you, speak a word in my lord's ears...

stirred

1 Samuel 16:14-23 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him...

1 Samuel 18:10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came on Saul, and he prophesied in the middle of the house...

2 Samuel 16:11 And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeks my life...

2 Samuel 24:1 And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

1 Kings 22:22 And the LORD said to him, With which? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets...

1 Chronicles 21:1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

accept [heb] smell

Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake...

Leviticus 26:31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the smell of your sweet odors.

Psalm 119:1-8 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD...

cursed

Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him...

Proverbs 30:10 Accuse not a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be found guilty.

Galatians 1:8,9 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed...

Galatians 5:12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.

2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

they have driven

Deuteronomy 4:27,28 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the heathen, where the LORD shall lead you...

Joshua 22:25-27 For the LORD has made Jordan a border between us and you, you children of Reuben and children of Gad; you have no part in the LORD...

Psalm 42:1,2 As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God...

Psalm 120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

Isaiah 60:5 Then you shall see, and flow together, and your heart shall fear, and be enlarged...

Romans 14:15 But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died.

abiding [heb] cleaving
the inheritance

2 Samuel 14:16 For the king will hear...

2 Samuel 20:19 I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: you seek to destroy a city and a mother in Israel...

Cross References
Genesis 8:21
And when the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, the LORD said in his heart, "I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.

Joshua 22:25
For the LORD has made the Jordan a boundary between us and you, you people of Reuben and people of Gad. You have no portion in the LORD.' So your children might make our children cease to worship the LORD.

1 Samuel 24:9
And David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of men who say, 'Behold, David seeks your harm'?

1 Samuel 27:1
Then David said in his heart, "Now I shall perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will despair of seeking me any longer within the borders of Israel, and I shall escape out of his hand."

2 Samuel 14:16
For the king will hear and deliver his servant from the hand of the man who would destroy me and my son together from the heritage of God.'

2 Samuel 16:11
And David said to Abishai and to all his servants, "Behold, my own son seeks my life; how much more now may this Benjaminite! Leave him alone, and let him curse, for the LORD has told him to.

2 Samuel 20:19
I am one of those who are peaceable and faithful in Israel. You seek to destroy a city that is a mother in Israel. Why will you swallow up the heritage of the LORD?"

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