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1 Samuel 14:28

28 Then one of the soldiers told him, “Your father bound the army under a strict oath, saying, ‘Cursed be anyone who eats food today!’ That is why the men are faint.”

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1 Samuel 14:28 — English Standard Version (ESV)

28 Then one of the people said, “Your father strictly charged the people with an oath, saying, ‘Cursed be the man who eats food this day.’ ” And the people were faint.

1 Samuel 14:28 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

28 Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day. And the people were faint.

1 Samuel 14:28 — New Living Translation (NLT)

28 But one of the men saw him and said, “Your father made the army take a strict oath that anyone who eats food today will be cursed. That is why everyone is weary and faint.”

1 Samuel 14:28 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

28 Then one of the people said, “Your father strictly charged the people with an oath, saying, ‘Cursed is the man who eats food this day.’ ” And the people were faint.

1 Samuel 14:28 — New Century Version (NCV)

28 Then one of the soldiers told Jonathan, “Your father made an oath for all the soldiers. He said any man who eats today will be cursed! That’s why they are so weak.”

1 Samuel 14:28 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

28 Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth food this day. And the people were faint.

1 Samuel 14:28 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

28 Then answered one of the people and said, Thy father strictly adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth food this day; and the people are faint.

1 Samuel 14:28 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

28 Then one of the soldiers told him, “Your father forced the troops to take a solemn oath: ‘Cursed is anyone who eats food today.’ ” 

Now, the army was exhausted.

1 Samuel 14:28 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

28 Then, one of the troops said, “Your father made the troops solemnly swear, ‘The man who eats food today is cursed,’ and the troops are exhausted.”

1 Samuel 14:28 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 Then one of the soldiers said, “Your father strictly charged the troops with an oath, saying, ‘Cursed be anyone who eats food this day.’ And so the troops are faint.”

1 Samuel 14:28 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

28 Then a man from the army informed him and said, “Your father made the army swear a solemn oath, saying, ‘Cursed be the man who eats food today,’ ” so the army is exhausted.

1 Samuel 14:28 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

28 Then one of the soldiers told him, “Your father put the army under a strong oath. He said, ‘None of you must eat any food today. If you do, may you be under a curse!’ That’s why the men are weak and ready to faint.”

1 Samuel 14:28 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

28 Then one of the people said, “Your father strictly put the people under oath, saying, ‘Cursed be the man who eats food today.’ ” And the people were weary.