1 Samuel 22:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

1 Samuel 22:17, NIV: Then the king ordered the guards at his side: 'Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because they too have sided with David. They knew he was fleeing, yet they did not tell me.' But the king's officials were unwilling to raise a hand to strike the priests of the LORD.

1 Samuel 22:17, ESV: And the king said to the guard who stood about him, “Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because their hand also is with David, and they knew that he fled and did not disclose it to me.” But the servants of the king would not put out their hand to strike the priests of the LORD.

1 Samuel 22:17, KJV: And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD.

1 Samuel 22:17, NASB: And the king said to the guards who were attending him, 'Turn around and put the priests of the LORD to death, because their hand also is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing and did not inform me.' But the servants of the king were unwilling to reach out with their hands to attack the priests of the LORD.

1 Samuel 22:17, NLT: And he ordered his bodyguards, 'Kill these priests of the LORD, for they are allies and conspirators with David! They knew he was running away from me, but they didn't tell me!' But Saul's men refused to kill the LORD's priests.

1 Samuel 22:17, CSB: Then the king ordered the guards standing by him, "Turn and kill the priests of the Lord because they sided with David. For they knew he was fleeing, but they didn't tell me." But the king's servants would not lift a hand to execute the priests of the Lord.

What does 1 Samuel 22:17 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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