1 Samuel 17:43
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New International Version
He said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

New Living Translation
"Am I a dog," he roared at David, "that you come at me with a stick?" And he cursed David by the names of his gods.

English Standard Version
And the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

New American Standard Bible
The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

King James Bible
And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to David, "Am I a dog that you come against me with sticks?" Then he cursed David by his gods.

International Standard Version
The Philistine asked David, "Am I a dog that you come at me with sticks?" Then the Philistine cursed David by his own gods and

NET Bible
The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you are coming after me with sticks?" Then the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Philistine asked David, "Am I a dog that you come to [attack] me with sticks?" So the Philistine called on his gods to curse David.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the Philistine said unto David: 'Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves?' And the Philistine cursed David by his god.

New American Standard 1977
And the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

King James 2000 Bible
And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

American King James Version
And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you come to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

American Standard Version
And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Philistine said to David: Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with a staff? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

English Revised Version
And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staffs? and the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

World English Bible
The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?" The Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Philistine saith unto David, 'Am I a dog that thou art coming unto me with staves?' and the Philistine revileth David by his gods,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:40-47 The security and presumption of fools destroy them. Nothing can excel the humility, faith, and piety which appear in David's words. He expressed his assured expectation of success; he gloried in his mean appearance and arms, that the victory might be ascribed to the Lord alone.
Study Bible
David Slays Goliath
42When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, with a handsome appearance. 43The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44The Philistine also said to David, "Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field."…
Cross References
1 Samuel 14:12
So the men of the garrison hailed Jonathan and his armor bearer and said, "Come up to us and we will tell you something." And Jonathan said to his armor bearer, "Come up after me, for the LORD has given them into the hands of Israel."

1 Samuel 24:14
"After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog, a single flea?

2 Samuel 3:8
Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, "Am I a dog's head that belongs to Judah? Today I show kindness to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hands of David; and yet today you charge me with a guilt concerning the woman.

2 Samuel 16:5
When King David came to Bahurim, behold, there came out from there a man of the family of the house of Saul whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera; he came out cursing continually as he came.

1 Kings 20:10
Ben-hadad sent to him and said, "May the gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria will suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me."

2 Kings 8:13
Then Hazael said, "But what is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?" And Elisha answered, "The LORD has shown me that you will be king over Aram."
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And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you come to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

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1 Samuel 24:14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom do you pursue? …

2 Samuel 3:8 Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, …

2 Samuel 9:8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is your servant, that you should …

2 Samuel 16:9 Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah to the king, Why should this …

2 Kings 8:13 And Hazael said, But what, is your servant a dog, that he should …

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Genesis 27:29 Let people serve you, and nations bow down to you: be lord over your …

Numbers 22:6,11,12 Come now therefore, I pray you, curse me this people; for they are …

Judges 9:27 And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, …

Proverbs 26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse …

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