1 Samuel 19:5
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He took his life in his hands when he killed the Philistine. The LORD won a great victory for all Israel, and you saw it and were glad. Why then would you do wrong to an innocent man like David by killing him for no reason?"

King James Bible
For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?

Darby Bible Translation
for he put his life in hand, and smote the Philistine, and Jehovah wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou didst see [it], and didst rejoice; why then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, in slaying David without cause?

World English Bible
for he put his life in his hand, and struck the Philistine, and Yahweh worked a great victory for all Israel. You saw it, and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood, to kill David without a cause?"

Young's Literal Translation
yea, he putteth his life in his hand, and smiteth the Philistine, and Jehovah worketh a great salvation for all Israel; thou hast seen, and dost rejoice, and why dost thou sin against innocent blood, to put David to death for nought?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For he did put his life in his hand - The pleadings in this verse, though short, are exceedingly cogent; and the argument is such as could not be resisted.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

put his life

1 Samuel 28:21 And the woman came to Saul, and saw that he was sore troubled, and said to him, Behold, your handmaid has obeyed your voice...

Judges 9:17 (For my father fought for you, and adventured his life far, and delivered you out of the hand of Midian:

Judges 12:3 And when I saw that you delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon...

Psalm 119:109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget your law.

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry...

Philippians 2:30 Because for the work of Christ he was near to death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

slew

1 Samuel 17:49-51 And David put his hand in his bag, and took there a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead...

wrought

1 Samuel 11:13 And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD has worked salvation in Israel.

1 Samuel 14:45 And the people said to Saul, Shall Jonathan die, who has worked this great salvation in Israel? God forbid: as the LORD lives...

1 Samuel 17:52,53 And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until you come to the valley...

Exodus 14:13 And Moses said to the people, Fear you not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you to day...

1 Samuel 11:13 And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD has worked salvation in Israel.

sin against innocent

1 Samuel 20:32 And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said to him, Why shall he be slain? what has he done?

Jeremiah 26:15 But know you for certain, that if you put me to death, you shall surely bring innocent blood on yourselves, and on this city...

Matthew 27:4,24 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that...

without a cause

Psalm 25:3 Yes, let none that wait on you be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

Psalm 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully...

John 15:25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Library
The Exile Continued.
"So David fled, and escaped and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done unto him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth" (1 Sam. xix. 18)--or, as the word probably means, in the collection of students' dwellings, inhabited by the sons of the prophets, where possibly there may have been some kind of right of sanctuary. Driven thence by Saul's following him, and having had one last sorrowful hour of Jonathan's companionship--the last but one on earth--he fled to Nob, whither
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
Matthew 27:4
"I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility."

Deuteronomy 19:10
Do this so that innocent blood will not be shed in your land, which the LORD your God is giving you as your inheritance, and so that you will not be guilty of bloodshed.

Judges 9:17
Remember that my father fought for you and risked his life to rescue you from the hand of Midian.

Judges 12:3
When I saw that you wouldn't help, I took my life in my hands and crossed over to fight the Ammonites, and the LORD gave me the victory over them. Now why have you come up today to fight me?"

1 Samuel 11:13
But Saul said, "No one will be put to death today, for this day the LORD has rescued Israel."

1 Samuel 17:49
Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.

1 Samuel 17:50
So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.

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