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1 Samuel 17:29

    1 Samuel 17:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And David said, What have I done now? was it not only a word?

    Webster's Revision

    And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

    World English Bible

    David said, "What have I now done? Is there not a cause?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 17:29

    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?

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 17:29

    Is there not a cause? - i. e., is not Saul's promise, and the insolence of Goliath, a sufficent cause for what I am about to do?

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 17:29

    17:29 A cause - Of my thus speaking? Is this giant invincible? Is our God unable to oppose him, and subdue him? However David is not deterred from his undertaking, by the hard words of Eliab. They that undertake public services must not think it strange, if they be opposed by those from whom they had reason to expect assistance, but must humbly go on with their work, in the face, not only of their enemies threats, but of their friends slights, suspicions, and censures.