2 Samuel 9:8
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English Standard Version
And he paid homage and said, “What is your servant, that you should show regard for a dead dog such as I?”

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

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

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?

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When David inquired whether there was any one left of the house of Saul to whom he could show favour for Jonathan's sake (ישׁ־עוד הכי: is it so that there is any one? equals there is certainly some one left), a servant of Saul named Ziba was summoned, who told the king that there was a son of Jonathan living in the house of Machir at Lodebar, and that he was lame in his feet. אישׁ עוד האפס, "is there no one at all besides?" The ל before בּית is a roundabout way of expressing the genitive, as in 1 Samuel 16:18, etc., and is obviously not to be altered into מבּית, as Thenius proposes. "The kindness of God" is love and kindness shown in God, and for God's sake (Luke 6:36). Machir the son of Ammiel was a rich man, judging from 2 Samuel 17:27, who, after the death of Saul and Jonathan, had received the lame son of the latter into his house. Lodebar (לודבר, written לאדבר in 2 Samuel 17:27, but erroneously divided by the Masoretes into two words in both passages) was a town on the east of Mahanaim, towards Rabbath Amman, probably the same place as Lidbir (Joshua 13:26); but it is not further known.

2 Samuel 9:8 Parallel Commentaries

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a dead dog

2 Samuel 3:8 Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dog's head...

2 Samuel 16:9 Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah to the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray you...

1 Samuel 24:14,15 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom do you pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea...

1 Samuel 26:20 Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea...

Matthew 15:26,27 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs...

Cross References
1 Samuel 24:14
After whom has the king of Israel come out? After whom do you pursue? After a dead dog! After a flea!

2 Samuel 3:8
Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, "Am I a dog's head of Judah? To this day I keep showing steadfast love to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and to his friends, and have not given you into the hand of David. And yet you charge me today with a fault concerning a woman.

2 Samuel 16:9
Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and take off his head."

2 Samuel 24:14
Then David said to Gad, "I am in great distress. Let us fall into the hand of the LORD, for his mercy is great; but let me not fall into the hand of man."

2 Kings 8:13
And Hazael said, "What is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?" Elisha answered, "The LORD has shown me that you are to be king over Syria."

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