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1 Samuel 24:14

    1 Samuel 24:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou 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.

    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' Notes 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?