1 Samuel 24:13
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New International Version
As the old saying goes, 'From evildoers come evil deeds,' so my hand will not touch you.

King James Bible
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

Darby Bible Translation
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked; but my hand shall not be upon thee.

World English Bible
As the proverb of the ancients says, 'Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness;' but my hand shall not be on you.

Young's Literal Translation
as saith the simile of the ancients, From the wicked goeth out wickedness, and my hand is not on thee.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wickedness proceeded from the wicked - This proverb may be thus understood: He that does a wicked act, gives proof thereby that he is a wicked man. From him who is wicked, wickedness will proceed; he who is wicked will add one iniquity to another. Had I conspired to dethrone thee, I should have taken thy life when it was in my power, and thus added wickedness to wickedness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Matthew 7:16-18 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles...

Matthew 12:33,34 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt...

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

Love for Hate, the True Quid Pro Quo
'And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily. 5. And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had out off Saul's skirt. 6. And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord's anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Exile --Continued.
We have one psalm which the title connects with the beginning of David's stay at Adullam,--the thirty-fourth. The supposition that it dates from that period throws great force into many parts of it, and gives a unity to what is else apparently fragmentary and disconnected. Unlike those already considered, which were pure soliloquies, this is full of exhortation and counsel, as would naturally be the case if it were written when friends and followers began to gather to his standard. It reads like
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
Matthew 7:16
By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

Matthew 12:34
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

Ezekiel 16:44
"'Everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb about you: "Like mother, like daughter."

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