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1 Samuel 14:41

41 Then Saul prayed to the Lord, the God of Israel, “Why have you not answered your servant today? If the fault is in me or my son Jonathan, respond with Urim, but if the men of Israel are at fault,d respond with Thummim.” Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot, and the men were cleared.

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1 Samuel 14:41 — English Standard Version (ESV)

41 Therefore Saul said, “O Lord God of Israel, why have you not answered your servant this day? If this guilt is in me or in Jonathan my son, O Lord, God of Israel, give Urim. But if this guilt is in your people Israel, give Thummim.” And Jonathan and Saul were taken, but the people escaped.

1 Samuel 14:41 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

41 Therefore Saul said unto the Lord God of Israel, Give a perfect lot. And Saul and Jonathan were taken: but the people escaped.

1 Samuel 14:41 — New Living Translation (NLT)

41 Then Saul prayed, “O Lord, God of Israel, please show us who is guilty and who is innocent.” Then they cast sacred lots, and Jonathan and Saul were chosen as the guilty ones, and the people were declared innocent.

1 Samuel 14:41 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

41 Therefore Saul said to the Lord God of Israel, “Give a perfect lot.” So Saul and Jonathan were taken, but the people escaped.

1 Samuel 14:41 — New Century Version (NCV)

41 Then Saul prayed to the Lord, the God of Israel, “Give me the right answer.”

And Saul and Jonathan were picked; the other men went free.

1 Samuel 14:41 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

41 Therefore Saul said unto Jehovah, the God of Israel, Show the right. And Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot; but the people escaped.

1 Samuel 14:41 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

41 And Saul said to Jehovah the God of Israel, Give a perfect testimony! And Jonathan and Saul were taken, and the people escaped.

1 Samuel 14:41 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

41 Then Saul said to the Lord, “O God of Israel, why didn’t you answer me today? If this sin is mine or my son Jonathan’s, Lord God of Israel, ⸤let the priest⸥ draw Urim. But if it is in your people Israel,⸤let him⸥ draw Thummim.” Jonathan and Saul were chosen, and the people were freed ⸤from guilt⸥. 

1 Samuel 14:41 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

41 So Saul said to the Lord, “God of Israel, give us the right decision.” Jonathan and Saul were selected, and the troops were cleared of the charge.

1 Samuel 14:41 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

41 Then Saul said, “O Lord God of Israel, why have you not answered your servant today? If this guilt is in me or in my son Jonathan, O Lord God of Israel, give Urim; but if this guilt is in your people Israel, give Thummim.” And Jonathan and Saul were indicated by the lot, but the people were cleared.

1 Samuel 14:41 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

41 Then Saul said to Yahweh the God of Israel, “Render a decision perfectly.” Jonathan and Saul were chosen by lot and the people went out.

1 Samuel 14:41 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

41 Then Saul prayed to the Lord, the God of Israel. He said, “Give me an answer.” Jonathan and Saul were chosen by using lots. The other men were cleared of blame.

1 Samuel 14:41 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

41 Therefore, Saul said to the Lord, the God of Israel, “Give a perfect lot.” And Jonathan and Saul were taken, but the people escaped.