New International Version
What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, and Saul sent for him.
King James Bible
And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.
Darby Bible Translation
And the words were heard which David spoke, and they rehearsed them before Saul; and he sent for him.
World English Bible
When the words were heard which David spoke, they rehearsed them before Saul; and he sent for him.
Young's Literal Translation
And the words which David hath spoken are heard, and they declare before Saul, and he receiveth him;
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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?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
sent for him [heb] took him
The preceding twenty verses, from the
12th to the
31st inclusive, the
41st, and from the
54th to the end of this chapter, with the five first verses and the
19th, of ch.
, are all wanting in the Vatican copy of the LXX.; and they are supposed by Dr. Kennicott, and others, to be an interpolation. But, as Bp. Horsley observes, it appears, from many circumstances of the story, that David's combat with Goliath was many years prior to Saul's madness, and David's introduction to him as a musician. In the first place, David was quite a youth when engaged with Goliath, (ver.
42:) when introduced to Saul he was of full age, (ch
) Again, this combat was his first appearance in public life, and first military exploit, (ver.
38,39) when introduced as a musician, he was man of established character, and a man of war (ch.
). Now the just conclusion is, that the last ten verses of chapter
have been misplaced; their true place being between the ninth and tenth verses of ch.
. Let them be removed there, and the whole apparent disorder will be removed.
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 17:30
He then turned away to someone else and brought up the same matter, and the men answered him as before.
1 Samuel 17:32
David said to Saul, "Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him."
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