1 Samuel 18:18
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English Standard Version
And David said to Saul, “Who am I, and who are my relatives, my father’s clan in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?”

King James Bible
And David said unto Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king?

American Standard Version
And David said unto Saul, Who am I, and what is my life, or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David said to Saul: Who am I, or what is my life, or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son in law of the king?

English Revised Version
And David said unto Saul, Who am I, and what is my life, or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king?

Webster's Bible Translation
And David said to Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?

1 Samuel 18:18 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And Saul was afraid of David, because the Spirit of Jehovah was with him, and had departed from Saul;" he "removed him therefore from him," i.e., from his immediate presence, by appointing him chief captain over thousand. In this fear of David on the part of Saul, the true reason for his hostile behaviour is pointed out with deep psychological truth. The fear arose from the consciousness that the Lord had departed from him, - a consciousness which forced itself involuntarily upon him, and drove him to make the attempt, in a fit of madness, to put David to death. The fact that David did not leave Saul immediately after this attempt upon his life, may be explained not merely on the supposition that he looked upon this attack as being simply an outburst of momentary madness, which would pass away, but still more from his firm believing confidence, which kept him from forsaking the post in which the Lord had placed him without any act of his own, until he saw that Saul was plotting to take his life, not merely in these fits of insanity, but also at other times, in calm deliberation (vid., 1 Samuel 19:1.).

1 Samuel 18:18 Parallel Commentaries

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Who am I

1 Samuel 18:26 And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son in law: and the days were not expired.

1 Samuel 9:21 And Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel?...

Exodus 3:11 And Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

Ruth 2:10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said to him, Why have I found grace in your eyes...

2 Samuel 7:18 Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house...

Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.

Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.

Jeremiah 1:6 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

Cross References
Exodus 3:11
But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?"

1 Samuel 9:21
Saul answered, "Am I not a Benjaminite, from the least of the tribes of Israel? And is not my clan the humblest of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then have you spoken to me in this way?"

1 Samuel 18:23
And Saul's servants spoke those words in the ears of David. And David said, "Does it seem to you a little thing to become the king's son-in-law, since I am a poor man and have no reputation?"

2 Samuel 7:18
Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and said, "Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?

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