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1 Samuel 15:23

23  For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,

And stubbornness is as iniquity and bidolatry.

Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord,

cHe hath also rejected thee from being king.

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1 Samuel 15:23 — The New International Version (NIV)

23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination,

and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.

Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,

he has rejected you as king.”

1 Samuel 15:23 — English Standard Version (ESV)

23 For rebellion is as the sin of divination,

and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry.

Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,

he has also rejected you from being king.”

1 Samuel 15:23 — New Living Translation (NLT)

23 Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft,

and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols.

So because you have rejected the command of the Lord,

he has rejected you as king.”

1 Samuel 15:23 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,

And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.

Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,

He also has rejected you from being king.”

1 Samuel 15:23 — New Century Version (NCV)

23 Disobedience is as bad as the sin of sorcery.

Pride is as bad as the sin of worshiping idols.

You have rejected the Lord’s command.

Now he rejects you as king.”

1 Samuel 15:23 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim. Because thou hast rejected the word of Jehovah, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

1 Samuel 15:23 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

23 For rebellion is as the sin of divination, And selfwill is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of Jehovah, He hath also rejected thee from being king.

1 Samuel 15:23 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

23 The sin of black magic is rebellion.

Wickedness and idolatry are arrogance.

Because you rejected the word of the Lord,

he rejects you as king.”

1 Samuel 15:23 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination,

and defiance is like wickedness and idolatry.

Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,

He has rejected you as king.

1 Samuel 15:23 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 For rebellion is no less a sin than divination,

and stubbornness is like iniquity and idolatry.

Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,

he has also rejected you from being king.”

1 Samuel 15:23 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination;

arrogance is like iniquity and idolatry.

Because you have rejected the word of Yahweh,

he has rejected you from being king!”

1 Samuel 15:23 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

23 Refusing to obey him is as sinful as using evil magic.

Being proud is as evil as worshiping statues of gods.

You have refused to do what the Lord told you to do.

So he has refused to have you as king.”

1 Samuel 15:23 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

23 “For rebellion is as the sin of divination,

And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry.

Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,

He has also rejected you from being king.”