New American Standard Bible
But David said, "What have I done now? Was it not just a question?"
King James Bible
And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?
Darby Bible Translation
And David said, What have I now done? Was it not laid upon me?
World English Bible
David said, "What have I now done? Is there not a cause?"
Young's Literal Translation
And David saith, 'What have I done now? is it not a word?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Is there not a cause? - i. e., is not Saul's promise, and the insolence of Goliath, a sufficent cause for what I am about to do?
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1 Samuel 17:28
Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger burned against David and he said, "Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your insolence and the wickedness of your heart; for you have come down in order to see the battle."
1 Samuel 17:30
Then he turned away from him to another and said the same thing; and the people answered the same thing as before.
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