1 Samuel 18:24
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English Standard Version
And the servants of Saul told him, “Thus and so did David speak.”

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

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

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spoke David.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But David replied with true humility, without suspecting the craftiness of Saul: "Who am I, and what is my condition in life, my father's family in Israel, that I should become son-in-law to the king?" חיּי מי is a difficult expression, and has been translated in different ways, as the meaning which suggests itself first (viz., "what is my life") is neither reconcilable with the מי (the interrogative personal pronoun), nor suitable to the context. Gesenius (Thes. p. 471) and Bttcher give the meaning "people" for חיּים, and Ewald (Gramm. 179, b.) the meaning "family." But neither of these meanings can be established. חיּים seems evidently to signify the condition in life, the relation in which a person stands to others, and מי is to be explained on the ground that David referred to the persons who formed the class to which he belonged. "My father's family" includes all his relations. David's meaning was, that neither on personal grounds, nor on account of his social standing, nor because of his lineage, could he make the slightest pretension to the honour of becoming the son-in-law of the king.

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On this manner [heb] According to these words

Cross References
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?"

1 Samuel 18:25
Then Saul said, "Thus shall you say to David, 'The king desires no bride-price except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, that he may be avenged of the king's enemies.'" Now Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.

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