1 Samuel 25:24
Parallel Verses
New International Version
She fell at his feet and said: "Pardon your servant, my lord, and let me speak to you; hear what your servant has to say.

King James Bible
And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.

Darby Bible Translation
and fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, [upon] me let the iniquity be; but let thy handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine ears, and hear the words of thy handmaid.

World English Bible
She fell at his feet, and said, "On me, my lord, on me be the iniquity; and please let your handmaid speak in your ears. Hear the words of your handmaid.

Young's Literal Translation
and falleth at his feet and saith, 'On me, my lord, the iniquity; and let, I pray thee, thy handmaid speak in thine ear, and hear the words of thy handmaid.

1 Samuel 25:24 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

So and more also do God - Nothing can justify this part of David's conduct. Whatever his provocation might have been, he had suffered, properly speaking, no wrongs; and his resolution to cut off a whole innocent family, because Nabal had acted ungenerously towards him, was abominable and cruel, not to say diabolic. He who attempts to vindicate this conduct of David is, at least constructively, a foe to God and truth. David himself condemns this most rash and unwarrantable conduct, and thanks God for having prevented him from doing this evil, 1 Samuel 25:32, etc.

Any that pisseth against the wall - This expression certainly means either men or dogs, and should be thus translated, if I leave, any male; and this will answer both to men and dogs, and the offensive mode of expression be avoided. I will not enter farther into the subject: Bochart and Calmet have done enough, and more than enough; and in the plainest language too.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


2 Kings 4:37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.

Esther 8:3 And Esther spoke yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet...

Matthew 18:29 And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and sought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.


1 Samuel 25:28 I pray you, forgive the trespass of your handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house...

Genesis 44:33,34 Now therefore, I pray you, let your servant abide instead of the lad a slave to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brothers...

2 Samuel 14:9 And the woman of Tekoah said to the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity be on me, and on my father's house...

let thine

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...

2 Samuel 14:12 Then the woman said, Let your handmaid, I pray you, speak one word to my lord the king. And he said, Say on.

audience [heb] ears

If Then to Sin, that Others May not Commit a Worse Sin...
21. If then to sin, that others may not commit a worse sin, either against us or against any, without doubt we ought not; it is to be considered in that which Lot did, whether it be an example which we ought to imitate, or rather one which we ought to avoid. For it seems meet to be more looked into and noted, that, when so horrible an evil from the most flagitious impiety of the Sodomites was impending over his guests, which he wished to ward off and was not able, to such a degree may even that just
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Appendix xix. On Eternal Punishment, According to the Rabbis and the New Testament
THE Parables of the Ten Virgins' and of the Unfaithful Servant' close with a Discourse on the Last Things,' the final Judgment, and the fate of those Christ's Righ Hand and at His Left (St. Matt. xxv. 31-46). This final Judgment by our Lord forms a fundamental article in the Creed of the Church. It is the Christ Who comes, accompanied by the Angelic Host, and sits down on the throne of His Glory, when all nations are gathered before Him. Then the final separation is made, and joy or sorrow awarded
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
1 Samuel 24:8
Then David went out of the cave and called out to Saul, "My lord the king!" When Saul looked behind him, David bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground.

1 Samuel 25:23
When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed down before David with her face to the ground.

1 Samuel 25:25
Please pay no attention, my lord, to that wicked man Nabal. He is just like his name--his name means Fool, and folly goes with him. And as for me, your servant, I did not see the men my lord sent.

1 Samuel 25:28
"Please forgive your servant's presumption. The LORD your God will certainly make a lasting dynasty for my lord, because you fight the LORD's battles, and no wrongdoing will be found in you as long as you live.

2 Samuel 14:9
But the woman from Tekoa said to him, "Let my lord the king pardon me and my family, and let the king and his throne be without guilt."

Proverbs 25:15
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

Ecclesiastes 10:4
If a ruler's anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest.

Jump to Previous
Alone Audience Blame Ears Handmaid Hear Iniquity Maidservant Please Servant Speak Word Words Wrong
Jump to Next
Alone Audience Blame Ears Handmaid Hear Iniquity Maidservant Please Servant Speak Word Words Wrong
1 Samuel 25:24 NIV
1 Samuel 25:24 NLT
1 Samuel 25:24 ESV
1 Samuel 25:24 NASB
1 Samuel 25:24 KJV

1 Samuel 25:24 Bible Apps
1 Samuel 25:24 Biblia Paralela
1 Samuel 25:24 Chinese Bible
1 Samuel 25:24 French Bible
1 Samuel 25:24 German Bible

1 Samuel 25:24 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
1 Samuel 25:23
Top of Page
Top of Page