KJV 1SAM26 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek

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26:1 And the Ziphites [H2130] came [H935] unto Saul [H7586] to Gibeah [H1390] , saying [H559] , Doth not David [H1732] hide [H5641] himself in the hill [H1389] of Hachilah [H2444] , [which is] before [H6440] Jeshimon [H3452] ?

26:2 Then Saul [H7586] arose [H6965] , and went down [H3381] to the wilderness [H4057] of Ziph [H2128] , having three [H7969] thousand [H505] chosen [H977] men [H376] of Israel [H3478] with him, to seek [H1245] David [H1732] in the wilderness [H4057] of Ziph [H2128] .

26:3 And Saul [H7586] pitched [H2583] in the hill [H1389] of Hachilah [H2444] , which [is] before [H6440] Jeshimon [H3452] , by the way [H1870] . But David [H1732] abode [H3427] in the wilderness [H4057] , and he saw [H7200] that Saul [H7586] came [H935] after [H310] him into the wilderness [H4057] .

26:4 David [H1732] therefore sent out [H7971] spies [H7270] , and understood [H3045] that Saul [H7586] was come [H935] in very deed [H3559] .

26:5 And David [H1732] arose [H6965] , and came [H935] to the place [H4725] where Saul [H7586] had pitched [H2583] : and David [H1732] beheld [H7200] the place [H4725] where Saul [H7586] lay [H7901] , and Abner [H74] the son [H1121] of Ner [H5369] , the captain [H8269] of his host [H6635] : and Saul [H7586] lay [H7901] in the trench [H4570] , and the people [H5971] pitched [H2583] round about [H5439] him.(trench: or, midst of his carriages)

26:6 Then answered [H6030] David [H1732] and said [H559] to Ahimelech [H288] the Hittite [H2850] , and to Abishai [H52] the son [H1121] of Zeruiah [H6870] , brother [H251] to Joab [H3097] , saying [H559] , Who will go down [H3381] with me to Saul [H7586] to the camp [H4264] ? And Abishai [H52] said [H559] , I will go down [H3381] with thee.

26:7 So David [H1732] and Abishai [H52] came [H935] to the people [H5971] by night [H3915] : and, behold, Saul [H7586] lay [H7901] sleeping [H3463] within the trench [H4570] , and his spear [H2595] stuck [H4600] in the ground [H776] at his bolster [H4763] : but Abner [H74] and the people [H5971] lay [H7901] round about [H5439] him.

26:8 Then said [H559] Abishai [H52] to David [H1732] , God [H430] hath delivered [H5462] thine enemy [H341] into thine hand [H3027] this day [H3117] : now therefore let me smite [H5221] him, I pray thee, with the spear [H2595] even to the earth [H776] at once [H6471] [H259] , and I will not [smite] him the second time [H8138] .(delivered: Heb. shut up)

26:9 And David [H1732] said [H559] to Abishai [H52] , Destroy [H7843] him not: for who can stretch forth [H7971] his hand [H3027] against the LORD'S [H3068] anointed [H4899] , and be guiltless [H5352] ?

26:10 David [H1732] said [H559] furthermore, [As] the LORD [H3068] liveth [H2416] , the LORD [H3068] shall smite [H5062] him; or his day [H3117] shall come [H935] to die [H4191] ; or he shall descend [H3381] into battle [H4421] , and perish [H5595] .

26:11 The LORD [H3068] forbid [H2486] that I should stretch forth [H7971] mine hand [H3027] against the LORD'S [H3068] anointed [H4899] : but, I pray thee, take [H3947] thou now the spear [H2595] that [is] at his bolster [H4763] , and the cruse [H6835] of water [H4325] , and let us go [H3212] .

26:12 So David [H1732] took [H3947] the spear [H2595] and the cruse [H6835] of water [H4325] from Saul's [H7586] bolster [H7226] ; and they gat them away [H3212] , and no man saw [H7200] [it], nor knew [H3045] [it], neither awaked [H6974] : for they [were] all asleep [H3463] ; because a deep sleep [H8639] from the LORD [H3068] was fallen [H5307] upon them.

26:13 Then David [H1732] went over [H5674] to the other side [H5676] , and stood [H5975] on the top [H7218] of an hill [H2022] afar off [H7350] ; a great [H7227] space [H4725] [being] between them:

26:14 And David [H1732] cried [H7121] to the people [H5971] , and to Abner [H74] the son [H1121] of Ner [H5369] , saying [H559] , Answerest [H6030] thou not, Abner [H74] ? Then Abner [H74] answered [H6030] and said [H559] , Who [art] thou [that] criest [H7121] to the king [H4428] ?

26:15 And David [H1732] said [H559] to Abner [H74] , [Art] not thou a [valiant] man [H376] ? and who [is] like to thee in Israel [H3478] ? wherefore then hast thou not kept [H8104] thy lord [H113] the king [H4428] ? for there came [H935] one [H259] of the people [H5971] in to destroy [H7843] the king [H4428] thy lord [H113] .

26:16 This thing [H1697] [is] not good [H2896] that thou hast done [H6213] . [As] the LORD [H3068] liveth [H2416] , ye [are] worthy [H1121] to die [H4194] , because ye have not kept [H8104] your master [H113] , the LORD'S [H3068] anointed [H4899] . And now see [H7200] where the king's [H4428] spear [H2595] [is], and the cruse [H6835] of water [H4325] that [was] at his bolster [H4763] .(worthy to die: Heb. the sons of death)

26:17 And Saul [H7586] knew [H5234] David's [H1732] voice [H6963] , and said [H559] , [Is] this thy voice [H6963] , my son [H1121] David [H1732] ? And David [H1732] said [H559] , [It is] my voice [H6963] , my lord [H113] , O king [H4428] .

26:18 And he said [H559] , Wherefore doth my lord [H113] thus pursue [H7291] after [H310] his servant [H5650] ? for what have I done [H6213] ? or what evil [H7451] [is] in mine hand [H3027] ?

26:19 Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord [H113] the king [H4428] hear [H8085] the words [H1697] of his servant [H5650] . If the LORD [H3068] have stirred thee up [H5496] against me, let him accept [H7306] an offering [H4503] : but if [they be] the children [H1121] of men [H120] , cursed [H779] [be] they before [H6440] the LORD [H3068] ; for they have driven [H1644] me out this day [H3117] from abiding [H5596] in the inheritance [H5159] of the LORD [H3068] , saying [H559] , Go [H3212] , serve [H5647] other [H312] gods [H430] .(accept: Heb. smell)(abiding: Heb. cleaving)

26:20 Now therefore, let not my blood [H1818] fall [H5307] to the earth [H776] before the face [H6440] of the LORD [H3068] : for the king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] is come out [H3318] to seek [H1245] a [H259] flea [H6550] , as when one doth hunt [H7291] a partridge [H7124] in the mountains [H2022] .

26:21 Then said [H559] Saul [H7586] , I have sinned [H2398] : return [H7725] , my son [H1121] David [H1732] : for I will no more do thee harm [H7489] , because my soul [H5315] was precious [H3365] in thine eyes [H5869] this day [H3117] : behold, I have played the fool [H5528] , and have erred [H7686] exceedingly [H7235] [H3966] .

26:22 And David [H1732] answered [H6030] and said [H559] , Behold the king's [H4428] spear [H2595] ! and let one [H259] of the young men [H5288] come over [H5674] and fetch [H3947] it.

26:23 The LORD [H3068] render [H7725] to every man [H376] his righteousness [H6666] and his faithfulness [H530] : for the LORD [H3068] delivered [H5414] thee into [my] hand [H3027] to day [H3117] , but I would [H14] not stretch forth [H7971] mine hand [H3027] against the LORD'S [H3068] anointed [H4899] .

26:24 And, behold, as thy life [H5315] was much set by [H1431] this day [H3117] in mine eyes [H5869] , so let my life [H5315] be much set by [H1431] in the eyes [H5869] of the LORD [H3068] , and let him deliver [H5337] me out of all tribulation [H6869] .

26:25 Then Saul [H7586] said [H559] to David [H1732] , Blessed [H1288] [be] thou, my son [H1121] David [H1732] : thou shalt both do [H6213] great [H6213] [things], and also shalt still [H3201] prevail [H3201] . So David [H1732] went [H3212] on his way [H1870] , and Saul [H7586] returned [H7725] to his place [H4725] .