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.

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,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the Philistine said unto David, am I a dog?.... Truly David did not think him much better, because of his impudence, impurity, and barking blasphemy against God, and the armies of Israel; the Targum is,"am I a despised dog?''

verily he was by David:

that thou comest to me with staves? or with a staff, the plural for the singular, to beat him with it as a dog is beaten, and as David used to beat his dog with, while keeping his father's sheep, when the dog he had with him did not do his business as he should; he says nothing of his sling and stones, they being out of sight:

and the Philistine cursed David by his gods: by Dagon and others; he made an imprecation by them, and wished the greatest evils might befall him from them; he devoted him to them, and doubted not to make a sacrifice of him.



1 Samuel 17:43 Additional Commentaries
Context
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
The men of the outpost shouted to Jonathan and his armor-bearer, "Come up to us and we'll teach you a lesson." So Jonathan said to his armor-bearer, "Climb up after me; the LORD has given them into the hand of Israel."

1 Samuel 24:14
"Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Who are you pursuing? A dead dog? A flea?

2 Samuel 3:8
Abner was very angry because of what Ish-Bosheth said. So he answered, "Am I a dog's head--on Judah's side? This very day I am loyal to the house of your father Saul and to his family and friends. I haven't handed you over to David. Yet now you accuse me of an offense involving this woman!

2 Samuel 16:5
As King David approached Bahurim, a man from the same clan as Saul's family came out from there. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and he cursed as he came out.

1 Kings 20:10
Then Ben-Hadad sent another message to Ahab: "May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if enough dust remains in Samaria to give each of my men a handful."

2 Kings 8:13
Hazael said, "How could your servant, a mere dog, accomplish such a feat?" "The LORD has shown me that you will become king of Aram," answered Elisha.
Treasury of Scripture

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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