2 Samuel 9:8
Good News Translation
Mephibosheth bowed again and said, "I am no better than a dead dog, sir! Why should you be so good to me?"

Contemporary English Version
Mephibosheth knelt down again and said, "Why should you care about me? I'm worth no more than a dead dog."

Douay-Rheims Bible
He bowed down to him, and said: Who am I thy servant, that thou shouldst look upon such a dead dog as I am?

New American Bible
Bowing low, he answered, “What am I, your servant, that you should pay attention to a dead dog like me?”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He bowed down to him, and said: Who am I thy servant, that thou shouldst look upon such a dead dog as I am?

a dead dog

2 Samuel 3:8 Why didst thou go in to my father's concubine? And he was exceedingly angry for the words of Isboseth, and said: Am I a dog's head against Juda this day, who have shewn mercy to the house of Saul thy father, and to his brethren and friends, and have not delivered thee into the hands of David, and hast thou sought this day against me to charge me with a matter concerning a woman?

2 Samuel 16:9 And Abisai the son of Sarvia said to the king: Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? I will go, and cut off his head.

1 Samuel 24:14,15 After whom dost thou pursue? After a dead dog, after a flea. . . .

1 Samuel 26:20 And now let not my blood be shed upon the earth before the Lord: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea, as the partridge is hunted in the mountains.

Matthew 15:26,27 Who answering, said: It is not good to take the bread of the children, and to cast it to the dogs. . . .

Context
David and Mephibosheth
7And David said to him: Fear not, for I will surely shew thee mercy for Jonathan thy father's sake, and I will restore the lands of Saul the father, and thou shalt eat bread at my table always. 8He bowed down to him, and said: Who am I thy servant, that thou shouldst look upon such a dead dog as I am?9Then the King called Siba the servant of Saul, and said to him: All that belonged to Saul, and all his house, I have given to thy master's son.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 24:14
After whom dost thou pursue? After a dead dog, after a flea.

2 Samuel 3:8
Why didst thou go in to my father's concubine? And he was exceedingly angry for the words of Isboseth, and said: Am I a dog's head against Juda this day, who have shewn mercy to the house of Saul thy father, and to his brethren and friends, and have not delivered thee into the hands of David, and hast thou sought this day against me to charge me with a matter concerning a woman?

2 Samuel 16:9
And Abisai the son of Sarvia said to the king: Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? I will go, and cut off his head.

2 Samuel 24:14
And David said to Gad: I am in a great strait: but it is better that I should fall into the hands of the Lord (for his mercies are many) than into the hands of men.

2 Kings 8:13
And Hazael said: But what am I, thy servant, a dog, that I should do this great thing? And Eliseus said: The Lord hath shewed me that thou shalt be king of Syria.

Additional Translations
Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should show regard for a dead dog like me?”And he bowed himself, and said, What is your servant, that you should look on such a dead dog as I am?

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

And Memphibosthe did obeisance, and said, Who am I thy servant, that thou hast looked upon a dead dog like me?

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

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

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

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

And he boweth himself, and saith, 'What is thy servant, that thou hast turned unto the dead dog -- such as I?'
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