New International Version
David went out to meet them and said to them, "If you have come to me in peace to help me, I am ready for you to join me. But if you have come to betray me to my enemies when my hands are free from violence, may the God of our ancestors see it and judge you."
King James Bible
And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.
Darby Bible Translation
And David went out to meet them, and answered and said to them, If ye come peaceably to me to help me, my heart shall be knit unto you; but if to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in my hands, the God of our fathers see [it] and rebuke [it].
World English Bible
David went out to meet them, and answered them, "If you have come peaceably to me to help me, my heart shall be knit to you; but if you have come to betray me to my adversaries, since there is no wrong in my hands, may the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it."
Young's Literal Translation
and David goeth out before them, and answereth and saith to them, 'If for peace ye have come in unto me, to help me, I have a heart to unite with you; and if to betray me to mine adversaries -- without violence in my hands -- the God of our fathers doth see and reprove.'
1 Chronicles 12:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In the first month - Perhaps this was the month Nisan, which answers to a part of our March and April. This was probably before the snows on the mountains were melted, just as Jordan began to overflow its banks; or if we allow that it had already overflowed its banks, it made their attempt more hazardous, and afforded additional proof of their heroism.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
to meet them [heb] before them
knit [heb] one
wrong. or, violence
LibraryDrill and Enthusiasm
'[Men that] could keep rank, they were not of double heart.'--1 CHRON. xii. 33. These words come from the muster-roll of the hastily raised army that brought David up to Hebron and made him King. The catalogue abounds in brief characterisations of the qualities of each tribe's contingent. For example, Issachar had 'understanding of the times.' Our text is spoken of the warriors of Zebulon, who had left their hills and their flocks in the far north, and poured down from their seats by the blue waters …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Beneath his Banner
1 Samuel 16:4
Samuel did what the LORD said. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of the town trembled when they met him. They asked, "Do you come in peace?"
1 Chronicles 12:16
Other Benjamites and some men from Judah also came to David in his stronghold.
1 Chronicles 12:18
Then the Spirit came on Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: "We are yours, David! We are with you, son of Jesse! Success, success to you, and success to those who help you, for your God will help you." So David received them and made them leaders of his raiding bands.
Jump to PreviousAdversaries Betray David Enemies Fathers Hands Heart Help Judgment Knit Meet Peaceably Rebuke Thereon Wrong You
Jump to NextAdversaries Betray David Enemies Fathers Hands Heart Help Judgment Knit Meet Peaceably Rebuke Thereon Wrong You
Links1 Chronicles 12:17 NIV
1 Chronicles 12:17 NLT
1 Chronicles 12:17 ESV
1 Chronicles 12:17 NASB
1 Chronicles 12:17 KJV
1 Chronicles 12:17 Bible Apps
1 Chronicles 12:17 Biblia Paralela
1 Chronicles 12:17 Chinese Bible
1 Chronicles 12:17 French Bible
1 Chronicles 12:17 German Bible
1 Chronicles 12:17 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.