2 Samuel 12:5
Modern Translations
New International Version
David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, "As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this must die!

New Living Translation
David was furious. “As surely as the LORD lives,” he vowed, “any man who would do such a thing deserves to die!

English Standard Version
Then David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the LORD lives, the man who has done this deserves to die,

Berean Study Bible
David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan: “As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die!

New American Standard Bible
Then David’s anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the LORD lives, the man who has done this certainly deserves to die!

NASB 1995
Then David's anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, "As the LORD lives, surely the man who has done this deserves to die.

NASB 1977
Then David’s anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the LORD lives, surely the man who has done this deserves to die.

Amplified Bible
Then David’s anger burned intensely against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the LORD lives, the man who has done this deserves to die.

Christian Standard Bible
David was infuriated with the man and said to Nathan, “As the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David was infuriated with the man and said to Nathan: "As the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die!

Contemporary English Version
David was furious with the rich man and said to Nathan, "I swear by the living LORD that the man who did this deserves to die!

Good News Translation
David became very angry at the rich man and said, "I swear by the living LORD that the man who did this ought to die!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David burned with anger against the man. "I solemnly swear, as the LORD lives," he said to Nathan, "the man who did this certainly deserves to die!

International Standard Version
David flew into a rage at the man and told Nathan, "As the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die!

NET Bible
Then David became very angry at this man. He said to Nathan, "As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die!
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:

New King James Version
So David’s anger was greatly aroused against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the LORD lives, the man who has done this shall surely die!

King James 2000 Bible
And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD lives, the man that has done this thing shall surely die:

New Heart English Bible
David's anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, "As the LORD lives, the man who has done this is worthy to die.

World English Bible
David's anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, "As Yahweh lives, the man who has done this is worthy to die!

American King James Version
And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD lives, the man that has done this thing shall surely die:

American Standard Version
And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As Jehovah liveth, the man that hath done this is worthy to die:

A Faithful Version
And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man. And he said to Nathan, "As the LORD lives, the man who has done this shall surely die.

Darby Bible Translation
Then David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As Jehovah liveth, the man that hath done this thing is worthy of death;

English Revised Version
And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this is worthy to die:

Webster's Bible Translation
And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Then Dauid was exceeding wroth with the man, and sayde to Nathan, As the Lorde liueth, the man that hath done this thing, shall surely dye,

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And Dauid was exceeding wroth with the man, and saide to Nathan: As the Lorde lyueth, the man that hath done this thing is the childe of death.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
The was Dauid wroth with greate displeasure agaynst that man, and sayde vnto Nathan: As truly as the LORDE lyueth, the man that hath done this, is the childe of death.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And the anger of David burns against the man exceedingly, and he says to Nathan, “YHWH lives, surely the man who is doing this [is] a son of death,

Young's Literal Translation
And the anger of David burneth against the man exceedingly, and he saith unto Nathan, 'Jehovah liveth, surely a son of death is the man who is doing this,

Smith's Literal Translation
And David's anger will kindle against the man greatly, and he will say to Nathan, Jehovah lives, for the man doing this is the son of death.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And David's anger being exceedingly kindled against that man, he said to Nathan: As the Lord liveth, the man that hath done this is a child of death.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Then David’s indignation was enraged exceedingly against that man, and he said to Nathan: “As the Lord lives, the man who has done this is a son of death.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Then David was enraged against the man and he said: “As LORD JEHOVAH lives, that man is condemned to death who did this!

Lamsa Bible
And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said, As the LORD lives, the man who has done this thing is worthy of death;

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan: 'As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this deserveth to die;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David was greatly moved with anger against the man; and David said to Nathan, As the Lord lives, the man that did this thing shall surely die.








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