1 Samuel 17:29
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New International Version
"Now what have I done?" said David. "Can't I even speak?"

New Living Translation
"What have I done now?" David replied. "I was only asking a question!"

English Standard Version
And David said, “What have I done now? Was it not but a word?”

New American Standard Bible
But David said, "What have I done now? Was it not just a question?"

King James Bible
And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"What have I done now?" protested David. "It was just a question."

International Standard Version
"What have I done now?" David asked. "It was just a question, wasn't it?"

NET Bible
David replied, "What have I done now? Can't I say anything?"

New Heart English Bible
David said, "What have I now done? Is there not a cause?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"What have I done now?" David snapped at him. "Didn't I [merely] ask a question?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David said: 'What have I now done? Was it not but a word?'

New American Standard 1977
But David said, “What have I done now? Was it not just a question?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

King James 2000 Bible
And David said, What have I now done? Is it not a word?

American King James Version
And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

American Standard Version
And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David said: What have I done? is there not cause to speak?

Darby Bible Translation
And David said, What have I now done? Was it not laid upon me?

English Revised Version
And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

Webster's Bible Translation
And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

World English Bible
David said, "What have I now done? Is there not a cause?"

Young's Literal Translation
And David saith, 'What have I done now? is it not a word?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:12-30 Jesse little thought of sending his son to the army at that critical juncture; but the wise God orders actions and affairs, so as to serve his designs. In times of general formality and lukewarmness, every degree of zeal which implies readiness to go further, or to venture more in the cause of God than others, will be blamed as pride and ambition, and by none more than by near relations, like Eliab, or negligent superiors. It was a trial of David's meekness, patience, and constancy. He had right and reason on his side, and did not render railing for railing; with a soft answer he turned away his brother's wrath. This conquest of his own passion was more honourable than that of Goliath. Those who undertake great and public services, must not think it strange if they are spoken ill of, and opposed by those from whom they expect support and assistance. They must humbly go on with their work, in the face not only of enemies' threats, but of friends' slights and suspicions.
Study Bible
David Accepts the Challenge
28Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger burned against David and he said, "Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your insolence and the wickedness of your heart; for you have come down in order to see the battle." 29But David said, "What have I done now? Was it not just a question?" 30Then he turned away from him to another and said the same thing; and the people answered the same thing as before.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:28
Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger burned against David and he said, "Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your insolence and the wickedness of your heart; for you have come down in order to see the battle."

1 Samuel 17:30
Then he turned away from him to another and said the same thing; and the people answered the same thing as before.
Treasury of Scripture

And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Acts 11:2-4 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision …

1 Corinthians 2:15 But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise …

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