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1 Samuel 26:21

21 Then Saul said, “I have sinned.e Come back, David my son. Because you considered my life preciousf today, I will not try to harm you again. Surely I have acted like a fool and have been terribly wrong.”

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1 Samuel 26:21 — English Standard Version (ESV)

21 Then Saul said, “I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I will no more do you harm, because my life was precious in your eyes this day. Behold, I have acted foolishly, and have made a great mistake.”

1 Samuel 26:21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

21 Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.

1 Samuel 26:21 — New Living Translation (NLT)

21 Then Saul confessed, “I have sinned. Come back home, my son, and I will no longer try to harm you, for you valued my life today. I have been a fool and very, very wrong.”

1 Samuel 26:21 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

21 Then Saul said, “I have sinned. Return, my son David. For I will harm you no more, because my life was precious in your eyes this day. Indeed I have played the fool and erred exceedingly.”

1 Samuel 26:21 — New Century Version (NCV)

21 Then Saul said, “I have sinned. Come back, David my son. Today you respected my life, so I will not try to hurt you. I have been very stupid and foolish.”

1 Samuel 26:21 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

21 Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David; for I will no more do thee harm, because my life was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.

1 Samuel 26:21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

21 And Saul said, I have sinned: return, my son David; for I will no more do thee harm, because my life was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have acted foolishly, and have erred exceedingly.

1 Samuel 26:21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

21 “My servant David,” Saul said, “I have sinned. Come back. I will not harm you again, because you valued my life today. I’ve acted like a fool and made a terrible mistake.” 

1 Samuel 26:21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 Saul responded, “I have sinned. Come back, my son David, I will never harm you again because today you considered my life precious. I have been a fool! I’ve committed a grave error.”

1 Samuel 26:21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 Then Saul said, “I have done wrong; come back, my son David, for I will never harm you again, because my life was precious in your sight today; I have been a fool, and have made a great mistake.”

1 Samuel 26:21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

21 Then Saul said, “I have sinned! Come back, David my son, for I will not harm you again, because my life was precious in your eyes this day. Look, I have acted like a fool and have made a terrible mistake.”

1 Samuel 26:21 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

21 Then Saul said, “I have sinned. My son David, come back. Today you thought my life was very special. So I won’t try to harm you again. I’ve really acted like a foolish person. I’ve made a huge mistake.”

1 Samuel 26:21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

21 Then Saul said, “I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I will not harm you again because my life was precious in your sight this day. Behold, I have played the fool and have committed a serious error.”