1 Samuel 23:9
Modern Translations
New International Version
When David learned that Saul was plotting against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod."

New Living Translation
But David learned of Saul’s plan and told Abiathar the priest to bring the ephod and ask the LORD what he should do.

English Standard Version
David knew that Saul was plotting harm against him. And he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod here.”

Berean Study Bible
When David learned that Saul was plotting evil against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod.”

New American Standard Bible
But David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; so he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod here.”

NASB 1995
Now David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; so he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."

NASB 1977
Now David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; so he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod here.”

Amplified Bible
But David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod here.”

Christian Standard Bible
When David learned that Saul was plotting evil against him, he said to the priest Abiathar, “Bring the ephod.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When David learned that Saul was plotting evil against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod."

Contemporary English Version
David heard about Saul's plan to capture him, and he told Abiathar, "Let's ask God what we should do."

Good News Translation
When David heard that Saul was planning to attack him, he said to the priest Abiathar, "Bring the ephod here."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When David learned that Saul was planning to harm him, he told the priest Abiathar, "Bring the ephod."

International Standard Version
David knew that Saul was devising evil plans against him, and so he told Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod."

NET Bible
When David realized that Saul was planning to harm him, he told Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod!"
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.

New King James Version
When David knew that Saul plotted evil against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod here.”

King James 2000 Bible
And David knew that Saul secretly plotted evil against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring here the ephod.

New Heart English Bible
David knew that Saul was devising mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."

World English Bible
David knew that Saul was devising mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."

American King James Version
And David knew that Saul secretly practiced mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring here the ephod.

American Standard Version
And David knew that Saul was devising mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.

A Faithful Version
And David knew that Saul secretly planned evil against him. And he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."

Darby Bible Translation
And when David knew that Saul devised mischief against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring the ephod.

English Revised Version
And David knew that Saul devised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David knew that Saul secretly plotted mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And Dauid hauing knowledge that Saul imagined mischiefe against him, saide to Abiathar the Priest, Bring the Ephod.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And Dauid hauing knowledge that Saul imagined mischiefe agaynst him, sayde to Abiathar the priest: Bring the Ephod.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
But whan Dauid perceaued yt Saul inteded euell against him, he saide vnto Abiathar ye prest: Brynge me hither the ouerbody cote.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And David knows that Saul is devising the evil against him and says to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod near.”

Young's Literal Translation
And David knoweth that against him Saul is devising the evil, and saith unto Abiathar the priest, 'Bring nigh the ephod.'

Smith's Literal Translation
And David knew that Saul was working evil against him; and he will say to Abiathar the priest, Bring near the ephod.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Now when David understood, that Saul secretly prepared evil against him, he said to Abiathar the priest: Bring hither the ephod.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And when David had realized that Saul had secretly prepared evil against him, he said to Abiathar, the priest, “Bring the ephod.”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And David knew that Shaul devised evil against him, and he said to Abiathar the Priest: “Bring me the ephod”

Lamsa Bible
land David knew that Saul was plotting mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring the ephod to me.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And David knew that Saul devised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest: 'Bring hither the ephod.'

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David knew that Saul spoke openly of mischief against him: and David said to Abiathar the priest, Bring the ephod of the Lord.








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