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Then Ahimelech answered the king and said, “Who among all your servants is so faithful as David, who is the king’s son-in-law and is commander over your bodyguard and is honorable in your house? Bible other translations

“commander over your bodyguard.” There is disagreement among scholars as to the phrase in the Hebrew text, and what the letters and vowel points should be, and thus what the text is saying. The result is that the Hebrew can read quite like the REV (cp. BBE; CSB; ESV; NAB; NASB; NET; NIV; NJB; NLT; RSV) or whether it means something more like the NKJV, “who goes at your bidding” (cp. CEB; CJB; JPS; KJV; NRSV).


Commentary for: 1 Samuel 22:14