1 Samuel 18:24
New International Version
When Saul's servants told him what David had said,

New Living Translation
When Saul’s men reported this back to the king,

English Standard Version
And the servants of Saul told him, “Thus and so did David speak.”

Berean Study Bible
And the servants told Saul what David had said.

King James Bible
And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spake David.

New King James Version
And the servants of Saul told him, saying, “In this manner David spoke.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Saul’s servants reported to him, saying, “These are the words David spoke.”

NASB 1995
The servants of Saul reported to him according to these words which David spoke.

NASB 1977
And the servants of Saul reported to him according to these words which David spoke.

Amplified Bible
The servants of Saul told him what David said.

Christian Standard Bible
The servants reported back to Saul, “These are the words David spoke.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The servants reported back to Saul, "These are the words David spoke."

American Standard Version
And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spake David.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his Servants told Shaul, and they told him these words that David said

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the servants of Saul reported to him according to these words, which David spoke.

Contemporary English Version
The officials went back to Saul and told him exactly what David had said.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the servants of Saul told him, saying: Such words as these hath David spoken.

English Revised Version
And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spake David.

Good News Translation
The officials told Saul what David had said,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the officers told Saul what David had said,

International Standard Version
Saul's officials reported to him: "This is what David said."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the servants of Saul told him, saying: 'On this manner spoke David.'

Literal Standard Version
And the servants of Saul declare [it] to him, saying, “David has spoken according to these words.”

NET Bible
When Saul's servants reported what David had said,

New Heart English Bible
The servants of Saul told him, saying, "David spoke like this."

World English Bible
The servants of Saul told him, saying, "David spoke like this."

Young's Literal Translation
And the servants of Saul declare to him, saying, 'According to these words hath David spoken.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Marries Michal
23But when Saul’s servants relayed these words to David, he replied, “Does it seem trivial in your sight to be the son-in-law of the king? I am a poor man and lightly esteemed.” 24And the servants told Saul what David had said. 25Saul replied, “Say to David, ‘The king desires no other dowry but a hundred Philistine foreskins as revenge on his enemies.’ ” But Saul intended to cause David’s death at the hands of the Philistines.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 18:23
But when Saul's servants relayed these words to David, he replied, "Does it seem trivial in your sight to be the son-in-law of the king? I am a poor man and lightly esteemed."

1 Samuel 18:25
Saul replied, "Say to David, 'The king desires no other dowry but a hundred Philistine foreskins as revenge on his enemies.'" But Saul intended to cause David's death at the hands of the Philistines.


Treasury of Scripture

And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spoke David.









Verses 24, 25. - David's answer exactly fell in with Saul's purposes, and he forthwith asked as a dowry proof of David having slain a hundred Philistines. As this slaughter would have to be effected not in regular warfare, but in a sort of private raid, there would be every likelihood of David being overpowered by a rapid gathering of the Philistines and slain in attempting it. It marks the unscrupulous character of ancient warfare that the lives of enemies should thus be taken, without any public provocation, for private purposes (comp. Judges 14:19).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the servants
עַבְדֵ֥י (‘aḇ·ḏê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

told
וַיַּגִּ֜דוּ (way·yag·gi·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

Saul
שָׁא֛וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

what
הָאֵ֖לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

David
דָּוִֽד׃ (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

had said.
דִּבֶּ֥ר (dib·ber)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue


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