1 Samuel 17:56
New International Version
The king said, "Find out whose son this young man is."

New Living Translation
“Well, find out who he is!” the king told him.

English Standard Version
And the king said, “Inquire whose son the boy is.”

Berean Study Bible
“Find out whose son this young man is!” said the king.

King James Bible
And the king said, Inquire thou whose son the stripling is.

New King James Version
So the king said, “Inquire whose son this young man is.

New American Standard Bible
And the king said, “You then, ask whose son the youth is.”

NASB 1995
The king said, "You inquire whose son the youth is."

NASB 1977
And the king said, “You inquire whose son the youth is.”

Amplified Bible
The king said, “Ask whose son the young man is.”

Christian Standard Bible
The king said, “Find out whose son this young man is! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king said, "Find out whose son this young man is!"

American Standard Version
And the king said, Inquire thou whose son the stripling is.

Contemporary English Version
"Then find out!" Saul told him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king said: Inquire thou, whose son this man is.

English Revised Version
And the king said, Inquire thou whose son the stripling is.

Good News Translation
"Then go and find out," Saul ordered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king said, "Find out whose son this young man is."

International Standard Version
The king replied, "Go find out whose son the young man is."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king said: 'Inquire thou whose son the stripling is.'

Literal Standard Version
And the king says, “Ask whose son this [is]—the young man.”

NET Bible
The king said, "Find out whose son this boy is!"

New Heart English Bible
The king said, "Inquire whose son the young man is."

World English Bible
The king said, "Inquire whose son the young man is!"

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith, 'Ask thou whose son this is -- the young man.'

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
David Slays Goliath
55As Saul had watched David going out to confront the Philistine, he said to Abner the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this young man?” “As surely as you live, O king,” Abner replied, “I do not know.” 56“Find out whose son this young man is!” said the king. 57So when David returned from killing the Philistine, still holding his head in his hand, Abner took him and brought him before Saul.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 17:55
As Saul had watched David going out to confront the Philistine, he said to Abner the commander of the army, "Abner, whose son is this young man?" "As surely as you live, O king," Abner replied, "I do not know."

1 Samuel 17:57
So when David returned from killing the Philistine, still holding his head in his hand, Abner took him and brought him before Saul.


Treasury of Scripture

And the king said, Inquire you whose son the stripling is.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
“Find out
שְׁאַ֣ל (šə·’al)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

whose
מִי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

this
זֶ֖ה (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

young man is!”
הָעָֽלֶם׃ (hā·‘ā·lem)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5958: Something kept out of sight, a lad

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

the king.
הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king


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