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1 Samuel 25:21

21 David had just said, “It’s been useless—all my watching over this fellow’s property in the wilderness so that nothing of his was missing.v He has paidw me back evilx for good.

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1 Samuel 25:21 — English Standard Version (ESV)

21 Now David had said, “Surely in vain have I guarded all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him, and he has returned me evil for good.

1 Samuel 25:21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

21 Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good.

1 Samuel 25:21 — New Living Translation (NLT)

21 David had just been saying, “A lot of good it did to help this fellow. We protected his flocks in the wilderness, and nothing he owned was lost or stolen. But he has repaid me evil for good.

1 Samuel 25:21 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

21 Now David had said, “Surely in vain I have protected all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belongs to him. And he has repaid me evil for good.

1 Samuel 25:21 — New Century Version (NCV)

21 David had just said, “It’s been useless! I watched over Nabal’s property in the desert. I made sure none of his sheep was missing. I did good to him, but he has paid me back with evil.

1 Samuel 25:21 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

21 Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath returned me evil for good.

1 Samuel 25:21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

21 Now David had said, Surely, in vain have I kept all that this man had in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that was his; and he has requited me evil for good.

1 Samuel 25:21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

21 David had thought, “I guarded this man’s stuff in the desert for nothing! Not one of his possessions was missing. Yet, he has paid me back with evil when I was good to him.

1 Samuel 25:21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 David had just said, “I guarded everything that belonged to this man in the wilderness for nothing. He was not missing anything, yet he paid me back evil for good.

1 Samuel 25:21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 Now David had said, “Surely it was in vain that I protected all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him; but he has returned me evil for good.

1 Samuel 25:21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

21 Now David had said, “Surely in vain I guarded all that this fellow had in the desert. And nothing was missed of all that was his, but he returned evil against me in place of good!

1 Samuel 25:21 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

21 David had just said, “Everything we’ve done hasn’t been worth a thing! I watched over that fellow’s property in the desert. I made sure none of it was stolen. But he has paid me back evil for good.

1 Samuel 25:21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

21 Now David had said, “Surely in vain I have guarded all that this man has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him; and he has returned me evil for good.