1 Samuel 21:15
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English Standard Version
Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this fellow to behave as a madman in my presence? Shall this fellow come into my house?”

King James Bible
Have I need of mad men, that ye have brought this fellow to play the mad man in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?

American Standard Version
Do I lack madmen, that ye have brought this fellow to play the madman in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Have we need of madmen, that you have brought in this fellow, to play the madman in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?

English Revised Version
Do I lack mad men, that ye have brought this fellow to play the mad man in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?

Webster's Bible Translation
Have I need of mad-men, that ye have brought this man to play the mad-man in my presence? shall this man come into my house?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The priest replied, that there was only the sword of Goliath, whom David slew in the terebinth valley (1 Samuel 17:2), wrapped up in a cloth hanging behind the ephod (the high priest's shoulder-dress), - a sign of the great worth attached to this dedicatory offering. He could take that. David accepted it, as a weapon of greater value to him than any other, because he had not only taken this sword as booty from the Philistine, but had cut off the head of Goliath with it (see 1 Samuel 17:51). When and how this sword had come into the tabernacle is not known (see the remarks on 1 Samuel 17:54). The form בּזּה for בּזה is only met with here. On the Piska, see at Joshua 4:1.

1 Samuel 21:15 Parallel Commentaries

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1 Samuel 21:14 Then Achish said to his servants, "Behold, you see the man behaving as a madman. Why do you bring him to me?

1 Samuel 22:1 So David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam; and when his brothers and all his father's household heard of it, they went down there to him.

Cross References
1 Samuel 21:14
Then Achish said to his servants, "Behold, you see the man is mad. Why then have you brought him to me?

1 Samuel 22:1
David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him.

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