1 Samuel 17:43
Verse (Click for Chapter)
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.

Berean Study Bible
“Am I a dog,” he said to David, “that you come at 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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
"Do you think I'm a dog?" Goliath asked. "Is that why you've come after me with a stick?" He cursed David in the name of the Philistine gods

Good News Translation
He said to David, "What's that stick for? Do you think I'm a dog?" And he called down curses from his god on David.

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.

New Heart English Bible
The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with a stick?" 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,
Study Bible
David Slays Goliath
42When the Philistine looked and saw David, he despised him because he was just a boy, ruddy and handsome. 43“Am I a dog,” he said to David, “that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44“Come here,” he called to David, “and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 14:12
So the men of the outpost called out to Jonathan and his armor-bearer, "Come on up, and we will teach you a lesson!" "Follow me," Jonathan told his armor-bearer, "for the LORD has delivered them into the hand of Israel."

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

2 Samuel 3:8
Abner was furious over Ish-bosheth's accusation. "Am I the head of a dog that belongs to Judah?" he asked. "All this time I have been loyal to the house of your father Saul, to his brothers, and to his friends. I have not delivered you into the hand of David, but now you accuse me of wrongdoing with this woman!

2 Samuel 16:5
As King David approached Bahurim, a man from the family of the house of Saul was just coming out. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and as he approached, he kept yelling out curses.

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

2 Kings 8:13
"But what is your servant, a mere dog, that he should do this monstrous thing?" said Hazael. And Elisha answered, "The LORD has shown me that you will become king over Aram."

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.

Am

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 …

cursed

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 …







(43) Am I a dog?--The Philistine warrior--as the shepherd boy, all unarmed, drew near--rose apparently, for he was seated, as was often the custom with these heavily-clad warriors of antiquity when not actually engaged in combat, and coming towards David, taunted him and his cause with the most contemptuous expressions. "Am I a dog," he asked--and dogs are animals held in many parts of the East in great contempt--"that you come against me with sticks and staves?" The LXX. missed the force of this plural "of contempt," and altering the text, translates "with staff and with stones."

By his gods.--This should be rendered by his God. No doubt the idolator here made use of the sacred Name, so dear to every believing Israelite, thus defying the Eternal of Hosts.

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. 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.
Jump to Previous
Cursed Curses David Dog Philistine Revileth Staffs Staves Sticks
Jump to Next
Cursed Curses David Dog Philistine Revileth Staffs Staves Sticks
Links
1 Samuel 17:43 NIV
1 Samuel 17:43 NLT
1 Samuel 17:43 ESV
1 Samuel 17:43 NASB
1 Samuel 17:43 KJV

1 Samuel 17:43 Bible Apps
1 Samuel 17:43 Biblia Paralela
1 Samuel 17:43 Chinese Bible
1 Samuel 17:43 French Bible
1 Samuel 17:43 German Bible

Alphabetical: a Am And at by come cursed David dog gods He his I me Philistine said sticks that the to with you

OT History: 1 Samuel 17:43 The Philistine said to David Am (1Sa iSam 1 Sam i sa) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
1 Samuel 17:42
Top of Page
Top of Page