17 “What was it he said to you?” Eli asked. “Do not hide(A) it from me. May God deal with you, be it ever so severely,(B) if you hide from me anything he told you.”

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44 Saul said, “May God deal with me, be it ever so severely,(A) if you do not die, Jonathan.(B)

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13 But if my father intends to harm you, may the Lord deal with Jonathan, be it ever so severely,(A) if I do not let you know and send you away in peace. May the Lord be with(B) you as he has been with my father.

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22 May God deal with David,[a] be it ever so severely,(A) if by morning I leave alive one male(B) of all who belong to him!”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 25:22 Some Septuagint manuscripts; Hebrew with David’s enemies

May God deal with Abner, be it ever so severely, if I do not do for David what the Lord promised(A) him on oath

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35 Then they all came and urged David to eat something while it was still day; but David took an oath, saying, “May God deal with me, be it ever so severely,(A) if I taste bread(B) or anything else before the sun sets!”

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13 And say to Amasa,(A) ‘Are you not my own flesh and blood?(B) May God deal with me, be it ever so severely,(C) if you are not the commander of my army for life in place of Joab.(D)’”

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23 Then King Solomon swore by the Lord: “May God deal with me, be it ever so severely,(A) if Adonijah does not pay with his life for this request!

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So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely,(A) if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.”(B)

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10 Then Ben-Hadad sent another message to Ahab: “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if enough dust(A) remains in Samaria to give each of my men a handful.”

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31 He said, “May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if the head of Elisha son of Shaphat remains on his shoulders today!”

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