1 Samuel 17:43
New International Version
He said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

New Living Translation
“Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods.

English Standard Version
And the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Berean Study Bible
“Am I a dog,” he said to David, “that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

New American Standard Bible
The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

New King James Version
So the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
He said to David, "Am I a dog that you come against me with sticks?" Then he cursed David by his gods.

Contemporary English Version
"Do you think I'm a dog?" Goliath asked. "Is that why you've come after me with a stick?" He cursed David in the name of the Philistine gods

Good News Translation
He said to David, "What's that stick for? Do you think I'm a dog?" And he called down curses from his god on David.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to David, "Am I a dog that you come against me with sticks?" Then he cursed David by his gods.

International Standard Version
The Philistine asked David, "Am I a dog that you come at me with sticks?" Then the Philistine cursed David by his own gods and

NET Bible
The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you are coming after me with sticks?" Then the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

New Heart English Bible
The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with a stick?" The Philistine cursed David by his gods.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Philistine asked David, "Am I a dog that you come to [attack] me with sticks?" So the Philistine called on his gods to curse David.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the Philistine said unto David: 'Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves?' And the Philistine cursed David by his god.

New American Standard 1977
And the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

American King James Version
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
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Philistine said to David, Am I as a dog, that thou comest against me with a staff and stones? and David said, Nay, but worse than a dog. And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Philistine said to David: Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with a staff? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

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

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staffs? 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.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Philistine saith unto David, 'Am I a dog that thou art coming unto me with staves?' and the Philistine revileth David by his gods,
Study Bible
David Slays Goliath
42When the Philistine looked and saw David, he despised him because he was just a boy, ruddy and handsome. 43“Am I a dog,” he said to David, “that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44“Come here,” he called to David, “and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 14:12
So the men of the outpost called out to Jonathan and his armor-bearer, "Come on up, and we will teach you a lesson!" "Follow me," Jonathan told his armor-bearer, "for the LORD has delivered them into the hand of Israel."

1 Samuel 24:14
Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog? A flea?

2 Samuel 3:8
Abner was furious over Ish-bosheth's accusation. "Am I the head of a dog that belongs to Judah?" he asked. "All this time I have been loyal to the house of your father Saul, to his brothers, and to his friends. I have not delivered you into the hand of David, but now you accuse me of wrongdoing with this woman!

2 Samuel 16:5
As King David approached Bahurim, a man from the family of the house of Saul was just coming out. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and as he approached, he kept yelling out curses.

1 Kings 20:10
Then Ben-hadad sent another message to Ahab: "May the gods deal with me, and ever so severely, if enough dust remains of Samaria for each of my men to have a handful."

2 Kings 8:13
"But how could your servant, a mere dog, do such a monstrous thing?" said Hazael. And Elisha answered, "The LORD has shown me that you will become king over Aram."

Treasury of Scripture

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.

Am

1 Samuel 24:14
After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

2 Samuel 3:8
Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?

2 Samuel 9:8
And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

cursed

Genesis 27:29
Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

Numbers 22:6,11,12
Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed…

Judges 9:27
And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, and trode the grapes, and made merry, and went into the house of their god, and did eat and drink, and cursed Abimelech.







Lexicon
“Am I
אָנֹ֔כִי (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

a dog,”
הֲכֶ֣לֶב (hă·ḵe·leḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3611: A dog, a male prostitute

he
הַפְּלִשְׁתִּי֙ (hap·pə·liš·tî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

said
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

David,
דָּוִ֔ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

“that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you
אַתָּ֥ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

come
בָֽא־ (ḇā-)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

at me
אֵלַ֖י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

with sticks?”
בַּמַּקְל֑וֹת (bam·maq·lō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4731: A shoot, stick

And the Philistine
הַפְּלִשְׁתִּ֛י (hap·pə·liš·tî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

cursed
וַיְקַלֵּ֧ל (way·qal·lêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7043: To be slight, swift or trifling

David
דָּוִ֖ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

by his gods.
בֵּאלֹהָֽיו׃ (bê·lō·hāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(43) Am I a dog?--The Philistine warrior--as the shepherd boy, all unarmed, drew near--rose apparently, for he was seated, as was often the custom with these heavily-clad warriors of antiquity when not actually engaged in combat, and coming towards David, taunted him and his cause with the most contemptuous expressions. "Am I a dog," he asked--and dogs are animals held in many parts of the East in great contempt--"that you come against me with sticks and staves?" The LXX. missed the force of this plural "of contempt," and altering the text, translates "with staff and with stones."

By his gods.--This should be rendered by his God. No doubt the idolator here made use of the sacred Name, so dear to every believing Israelite, thus defying the Eternal of Hosts.

17:40-47 The security and presumption of fools destroy them. Nothing can excel the humility, faith, and piety which appear in David's words. He expressed his assured expectation of success; he gloried in his mean appearance and arms, that the victory might be ascribed to the Lord alone.
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