and said, “O Lord, I will not do this! 1 It is equivalent to the blood of the men who risked their lives by going.” 2 So he refused to drink it. Such were the exploits of the three elite warriors. 3
"Far be it from me, O LORD, to do this!" he said. "Is it not the blood of men who went at the risk of their lives?" And David would not drink it. Such were the exploits of the three mighty men.
and he said, "Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this. Shall I drink the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?" Therefore he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.
"The LORD forbid that I should drink this!" he exclaimed. "This water is as precious as the blood of these men who risked their lives to bring it to me." So David did not drink it. This is an example of the exploits of the Three.
saying, "There is no way, GOD, that I'll drink this! This isn't mere water, it's their life-blood--they risked their very lives to bring it!" So David refused to drink it. This is the sort of thing that the Three did.
And he said, Far be it from me, O Lord, to do this; how may I take as my drink the life-blood of men who have put their lives in danger? So he would not take it. These things did the three great men of war.
for he said, "The LORD forbid that I should do this. Can I drink the blood of the men who went at the risk of their lives?" Therefore he would not drink it. The three warriors did these things.
And he said, "Far be it from me, O LORD, that I should do this! Is this not the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?" Therefore he would not drink it. These things were done by the three mighty men.
And he said
Be it far
from me, O LORD
that I should do
this: [is not this] the blood
of the men
in jeopardy of their lives
therefore he would
it. These things did
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, “O Lord
, I will not
! It is equivalent to the blood
of the men
who risked their lives
.” So he refused
were the exploits
of the three
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1 tn Heb “Far be it to me, O
2 tn Heb “[Is it not] the blood of the men who were going with their lives?”
3 tn Heb “These things the three warriors did.”