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1 Samuel 17:43

    1 Samuel 17:43 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you come to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you come out to me with sticks? And the Philistine put curses on David by all his gods.

    Webster's Revision

    And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

    World English Bible

    The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?" The Philistine cursed David by his gods.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 17:43

    Staves - Rods; clubs.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 17:43

    Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? - It is very likely that Goliath did not perceive the sling, which David might have kept coiled up within his hand.

    Cursed David by his gods - Prayed his gods to curse him. This long parley between David and Goliath is quite in the style of those times. A Hindoo sometimes in a fit of anger says to his enemy, The goddess Kalee shall devour thee! May Doorga destroy thee! Homer's heroes have generally an altercation before they engage; and sometimes enter into geographical and genealogical discussions, and vaunt and scold most contemptibly.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 17:43

    17:43 Dog - Dost thou think to beat me as easily as thou wouldst thy dog?