1 Samuel 17:29
Good News Translation
"Now what have I done?" David asked. "Can't I even ask a question?"

Contemporary English Version
"Now what have I done?" David answered. "Can't I even ask a question?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David said: What have I done? is there not cause to speak?

New American Bible
David protested, “What have I done now? I was only talking.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And David said: What have I done? is there not cause to speak?

Proverbs 15:1 A mild answer breaketh wrath: but a harsh word stirreth up fury.

Acts 11:2-4 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, . . .

1 Corinthians 2:15 But the spiritual man judgeth all things: and he himself is judged of no man.

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing, but contrariwise, blessing: for unto this are you called, that you may inherit a blessing.

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David Accepts the Challenge
28Now when Eliab his eldest brother heard this, when he was speaking with others, he was angry with David, and said: Why camest thou hither? and why didst thou leave those few sheep in the desert? I know thy pride, and the wickedness of thy heart: that thou art come down to see the battle. 29And David said: What have I done? is there not cause to speak?30And he turned a little aside from him to another: and said the same word. And the people answered him as before.…
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1 Samuel 17:28
Now when Eliab his eldest brother heard this, when he was speaking with others, he was angry with David, and said: Why camest thou hither? and why didst thou leave those few sheep in the desert? I know thy pride, and the wickedness of thy heart: that thou art come down to see the battle.

1 Samuel 17:30
And he turned a little aside from him to another: and said the same word. And the people answered him as before.

Additional Translations
“What have I done now?” said David. “Was it not just a question?”And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

And David said, What have I now done? Was it not laid upon me?

And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

David said, "What have I now done? Is there not a cause?"

And David saith, 'What have I done now? is it not a word?'
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