1 Chronicles 17:18
New International Version
“What more can David say to you for honoring your servant? For you know your servant,

New Living Translation
“What more can I say to you about the way you have honored me? You know what your servant is really like.

English Standard Version
And what more can David say to you for honoring your servant? For you know your servant.

Berean Study Bible
What more can David say to You for so honoring Your servant? For You know Your servant,

King James Bible
What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.

New King James Version
What more can David say to You for the honor of Your servant? For You know Your servant.

New American Standard Bible
What more can David still say to You concerning the honor bestowed on Your servant? For You know Your servant.

NASB 1995
“What more can David still say to You concerning the honor bestowed on Your servant? For You know Your servant.

NASB 1977
“What more can David still say to Thee concerning the honor bestowed on Thy servant? For Thou knowest Thy servant.

Amplified Bible
What more can David say to You for the honor granted to Your servant? For You know Your servant.

Christian Standard Bible
What more can David say to you for honoring your servant? You know your servant.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What more can David say to You for honoring Your servant? You know Your servant.

American Standard Version
What can David'say yet more unto thee concerning the honor which is done to thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And what more will David your Servant boast to speak before you? The works of your Servant are open to you, LORD OF LORDS!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
What shall David do more toward thee to glorify thee? and thou knowest thy servant.

Contemporary English Version
I am your servant, and you know my thoughts. What else can I say, except that you have honored me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What can David add more, seeing thou hast thus glorified thy servant, and known him?

English Revised Version
What can David say yet more unto thee concerning the honour which is done to thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.

Good News Translation
What more can I say to you! You know me well, and yet you honor me, your servant.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"What more can I do for you in light of the honor [you have given] to me and since you know me so well!

International Standard Version
"What more can David say to you about how you are honoring your servant, and you surely know your servant.

JPS Tanakh 1917
What can David say yet more unto Thee concerning the honour which is done to Thy servant? for Thou knowest Thy servant.

Literal Standard Version
What more does David add to You for the honor of Your servant; and You have known Your servant.

NET Bible
What more can David say to you? You have honored your servant; you have given your servant special recognition.

New Heart English Bible
What can David say yet more to you concerning the honor which is done to your servant? For you know your servant, LORD.

World English Bible
What can David say yet more to you concerning the honor which is done to your servant? For you know your servant.

Young's Literal Translation
'What doth David add more unto Thee for the honour of Thy servant; and Thou Thy servant hast known.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Prayer of Thanksgiving
17And as if this was a small thing in Your eyes, O God, You have spoken about the future of the house of Your servant and have regarded me as a man of great distinction, O LORD God. 18What more can David say to You for so honoring Your servant? For You know Your servant, 19O LORD. For the sake of Your servant and according to Your own heart, You have accomplished this great thing and revealed all Your greatness.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 17:17
And as if this was a small thing in Your eyes, O God, You have spoken about the future of the house of Your servant and have regarded me as a man of great distinction, O LORD God.

1 Chronicles 17:19
O LORD. For the sake of Your servant and according to Your own heart, You have accomplished this great thing and revealed all Your greatness.


Treasury of Scripture

What can David speak more to you for the honor of your servant? for you know your servant.

the honour

1 Samuel 2:30
Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

2 Samuel 7:20-24
And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant…

thou knowest

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

Psalm 139:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.

John 21:17
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.









(18) Samuel has the omitted "speak." (Comp. Psalm 120:3.) The word translated "for the honour," may be a corruption of that for "to speak."

Of thy servant?--The Hebrew term is in the accusative case, and should be omitted as a mistaken repetition of the same word at the end of the verse.

Verse 18. - Thy servant. The Septuagint Version has not got these words on their first occurrence. They may have found their way in wrongfully out of the next clause. They are not found in the parallel place. If they remain, they can mean nothing else than "How can David further acknowledge the honour conferred on thy servant," - a sense by no means far-fetched.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
What
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

more
יּוֹסִ֨יף (yō·w·sîp̄)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3254: To add, augment

can David
דָּוִ֛יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

say to You
אֵלֶ֖יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

for so honoring
לְכָב֣וֹד (lə·ḵā·ḇō·wḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

Your servant?
עַבְדֶּ֑ךָ (‘aḇ·de·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

For You
וְאַתָּ֖ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

know
יָדָֽעְתָּ׃ (yā·ḏā·‘ə·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

Your servant.
עַבְדְּךָ֥ (‘aḇ·də·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant


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