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2 Samuel 9:8

    2 Samuel 9:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he bowed himself, and said, What is your servant, that you should look on such a dead dog as I am?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he did obeisance, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he went down on his face before the king, and said, What is your servant, for you to take note of a dead dog such as I am?

    Webster's Revision

    And he did obeisance, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

    World English Bible

    He did obeisance, and said, "What is your servant, that you should look on such a dead dog as I am?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he did obeisance, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 9:8

    Mephibosheth's humility of expression, even in the mouth of an Oriental, is painful. It was perhaps in part the result of his helpless lameness, and of the other misfortunes of his life.

    A dead dog - The wild dogs of the East, which still abound in every town, are the natural objects of contempt and dislike.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 9:8

    9:8 Bowed himself - It is good to have the heart humbled under humbling providences. If when divine providence brings our condition down, divine grace brings our spirits down, we shall be easy.