1 Samuel 24:9
Modern Translations
New International Version
He said to Saul, "Why do you listen when men say, 'David is bent on harming you'?

New Living Translation
Then he shouted to Saul, “Why do you listen to the people who say I am trying to harm you?

English Standard Version
And David said to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of men who say, ‘Behold, David seeks your harm’?

Berean Study Bible
and said to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of men who say, ‘Look, David intends to harm you’?

New American Standard Bible
And David said to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of men who say, ‘Behold, David is seeking to harm you’?

NASB 1995
David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of men, saying, 'Behold, David seeks to harm you'?

NASB 1977
And David said to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of men, saying, ‘Behold, David seeks to harm you’?

Amplified Bible
David said to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of men who say, ‘David seeks to harm you?’

Christian Standard Bible
David said to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of people who say, ‘Look, David intends to harm you’?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of people who say, 'Look, David intends to harm you?

Contemporary English Version
and said: Your Majesty, why do you listen to people who say that I'm trying to harm you?

Good News Translation
and said, "Why do you listen to people who say that I am trying to harm you?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David asked Saul, "Why do you listen to rumors that I am trying to harm you?

International Standard Version
Then David told Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of those who say, 'Look, David is trying to harm you?'

NET Bible
David said to Saul, "Why do you pay attention when men say, 'David is seeking to do you harm'?
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

New King James Version
And David said to Saul: “Why do you listen to the words of men who say, ‘Indeed David seeks your harm’?

King James 2000 Bible
And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt?

New Heart English Bible
David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to men's words, saying, 'Look, David seeks your harm?'

World English Bible
David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to men's words, saying, 'Behold, David seeks your hurt?'

American King James Version
And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt?

American Standard Version
And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearkenest thou to men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

A Faithful Version
And David said to Saul, "Why do you hear man's words, saying, 'Behold, David seeks to do you evil'?

Darby Bible Translation
And David said to Saul, Why dost thou listen to words of men, saying, Behold, David seeks thy hurt?

English Revised Version
And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearkenest thou to men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

Webster's Bible Translation
And David said to Saul, Why hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
(24:10) And Dauid saide to Saul, Wherefore giuest thou an eare to mens words, that say, Behold, Dauid seeketh euill against thee?

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And Dauid sayde to Saul: Wherfore geuest thou an eare to mens wordes that say, beholde Dauid seketh euyll against thee?

Coverdale Bible of 1535
and sayde vnto Saul: Why herkenest thou vnto the wordes of men, that saye: Dauid seketh thy mysfortune?
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And David says to Saul, “Why do you hear the words of man, saying, Behold, David is seeking your calamity?

Young's Literal Translation
And David saith to Saul, 'Why dost thou hear the words of man, saying, Lo, David is seeking thine evil?

Smith's Literal Translation
And David will say to Saul, Why wilt thou hear the words of man, saying, Behold, David is seeking thy hurt?

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And said to Saul: Why dost thou hear the words of men that say David seeketh thy hurt?

Catholic Public Domain Version
And he said to Saul: “Why do you listen to the words of men who say: ‘David seeks evil against you?’

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And David said to Shaul: “You should not hear the words of men who say, “Behold, David seeks your harm!

Lamsa Bible
And David said to Saul, You must not listen to the words of the men who say, Behold, David seeks your hurt.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And David said to Saul: 'Wherefore hearkenest thou to men's words, saying: Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David said to Saul, Why dost thou hearken to the words of the people, saying, Behold, David seeks thy life?








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