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.
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Am I a dog's head This was a proverbial expression among the Hebrews to denote whatever was deemed worthless and contemptible. Something similar to this was the answer of the Turkish commander at Ber, on the Euphrates, to a request made to see the castle. `Do they,' said he, `take me for a child, or {an ass's head}, that they would feed me with sweet meats, and dupe me with a bit of cloth? No, they shall not see the castle.'

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 …

Deuteronomy 23:18 You shall not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into …

1 Samuel 24:14,15 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom do you pursue? …

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

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2 Samuel 2:9,18 And made him king over Gilead, and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, …

2 Samuel 5:2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, you were he that led …

1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as …

Psalm 2:1-4 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing…

Isaiah 37:23 Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? and against whom have you …

Acts 9:4,5 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, …

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New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abner was very angry about Ish-bosheth's accusation. "Am I a dog's head who belongs to Judah?" he asked. "All this time I've been loyal to the house of your father Saul, to his brothers, and to his friends and haven't handed you over to David, but now you accuse me of wrongdoing with this woman!

International Standard Version
What Ish-bosheth said made Abner furious, so he replied, "A dog's head for Judah—is that what I am? Up until today I've kept on showing loyalty to your father Saul's dynasty, to his relatives and friends, and I haven't turned you over to David, but you're charging me today with moral guilt regarding this woman!

NET Bible
These words of Ish-bosheth really angered Abner and he said, "Am I the head of a dog that belongs to Judah? This very day I am demonstrating loyalty to the house of Saul your father and to his relatives and his friends! I have not betrayed you into the hand of David. Yet you have accused me of sinning with this woman today!
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