1-samuel 24 :14

1-samuel 24 :14 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom do you pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

American King James Version (AKJV)

After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom do you pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

American Standard Version (ASV)

After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

After whom has the king of Israel come out? for whom are you searching? for a dead dog, an insect.

Webster's Revision

After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea?

World English Bible

Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom do you pursue? A dead dog? A flea?

English Revised Version (ERV)

After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

Definitions for 1-samuel 24 :14

Clarke's Commentary on 1-samuel 24 :14

After a dead dog - A term used among the Hebrews to signify the most sovereign contempt; see 2 Samuel 16:9. One utterly incapable of making the least resistance against Saul, and the troops of Israel. The same idea is expressed in the term flea. The Targum properly expresses both thus: one who is weak, one who is contemptible.

Barnes's Commentary on 1-samuel 24 :14

After whom ... - i. e., was it consistent with the dignity of the king of Israel to lead armies in pursuit of a weak and helpless individual like David?

Wesley's Commentary on 1-samuel 24 :14

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