New International Version
"Now what have I done?" said David. "Can't I even speak?"
King James Bible
And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?
Darby Bible Translation
And David said, What have I now done? Was it not laid upon me?
World English Bible
David said, "What have I now done? Is there not a cause?"
Young's Literal Translation
And David saith, 'What have I done now? is it not a word?'
1 Samuel 17:29 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Is there not a cause? - הלוא דבר הוא halo dabar hu. I believe the meaning is what several of the versions express: I have spoken but a word. And should a man be made an offender for a word?
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LibraryThe victory of Unarmed Faith
'And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 33. And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock; 35. And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Call of David.
The Blessing of Jacob Upon Judah. (Gen. Xlix. 8-10. )
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners:
1 Samuel 17:28
When Eliab, David's oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, "Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle."
1 Samuel 17:30
He then turned away to someone else and brought up the same matter, and the men answered him as before.
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