translations with a Hebraic voice (2 Samuel 11:11)

Some translations specifically reproduce the voice of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible.

English:
Uriyya said to David:
The Coffer and Israel and Judah are staying at Sukkot,
my lord Yoav and my lord’s servants are camping on the surface of the open-field —
and I, I should come into my house
to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife?
By your life and by your [very] self: If I were to do this thing . . . !

Source: Everett Fox 2014

German:
Urija sprach zu Dawid:
In Hütten weilen der Schrein und Jissrael und Jehuda,
auf der Fläche des Feldes sind mein Herr Joab und meines Herrn Diener gebettet,
und ich, ich sollte in mein Haus kommen, zu essen, zu trinken, bei meinem Weib zu liegen!
sowahr du lebst, sowahr deine Seele lebt: täte ich diese Sache, . . .!

Source: Buber / Rosenzweig 1976

French:
Ouryah dit à David:
« Le coffre, Israël et Iehouda habitent des cabanes.
Mon Adôn, Ioab, et les serviteurs de mon Adôn
campent sur les faces du champ. Et moi, je viendrais dans ma maison,
pour boire, pour manger et pour coucher avec ma femme ?
Par ta vie, par la vie de ton être, je ne ferai pas un tel propos. »

Source: Chouraqui 1985

David

The name that is transliterated as “David” in English is translated in Spanish Sign Language with the sign signifying a sling and king (referring to 1 Samuel 17:49 and 2 Samuel 5:4). (Source: John Elwode in The Bible Translator 2008, p. 78ff.)


“David” in Spanish Sign Language (source)

The (Protestant) Chinese transliteration of “David” is 大卫 (衛) / Dàwèi which carries an additional meaning of “Great Protector.”

Click or tap here to see a short video clip about David (source: Bible Lands 2012)