2 Samuel 21:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

2 Samuel 21:1, NIV: During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the LORD. The LORD said, 'It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death.'

2 Samuel 21:1, ESV: Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year. And David sought the face of the LORD. And the LORD said, “There is bloodguilt on Saul and on his house, because he put the Gibeonites to death.”

2 Samuel 21:1, KJV: Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.

2 Samuel 21:1, NASB: Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David sought the presence of the LORD. And the LORD said, 'It is because of Saul and his bloody house, because he put the Gibeonites to death.'

2 Samuel 21:1, NLT: There was a famine during David's reign that lasted for three years, so David asked the LORD about it. And the LORD said, 'The famine has come because Saul and his family are guilty of murdering the Gibeonites.'

2 Samuel 21:1, CSB: During David's reign there was a famine for three successive years, so David inquired of the Lord. The Lord answered, "It is due to Saul and to his bloody family, because he killed the Gibeonites."

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