GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
Do I have such a shortage of lunatics that you bring this man so that he can show me he is insane? Does this man have to come into my house?"
King James Bible
Have I need of mad men, that ye have brought this fellow to play the mad man in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?
Darby Bible Translation
have I lack of madmen, that ye have brought this one to rave in my presence? shall this man come into my house?
World English Bible
Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this fellow to play the madman in my presence? Shall this fellow come into my house?"
Young's Literal Translation
A lack of madmen have I, that ye have brought in this one to act as a madman by me! doth this one come in unto my house?'
1 Samuel 21:15 Parallel
Commentary1 Samuel 21:15 Parallel Commentaries
That a Christian ought necessarily to prepare himself before he presume to be a partaker of the holy communion, may evidently appear by five reasons:-- First, Because it is God's commandment; for if he commanded, under the pain of death, that none uncircumcised should eat the paschal lamb (Exod. xii. 48), nor any circumcised under four days preparation, how much greater preparation does he require of him that comes to receive the sacrament of his body and blood? which, as it succeeds, so doth it …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
1 Samuel 21:14
Achish said to his officers, "Look at him! Don't you see [that he's] insane? Why bring him to me?
1 Samuel 22:1
So David escaped from that place and fled to the cave at Adullam. When his brothers and all [the rest] of his family heard about it, they went to him.
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