New Living Translation
"What have I done now?" David replied. "I was only asking 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:29 A cause - Of my thus speaking? Is this giant invincible? Is our God unable to oppose him, and subdue him? However David is not deterred from his undertaking, by the hard words of Eliab. They that undertake public services must not think it strange, if they be opposed by those from whom they had reason to expect assistance, but must humbly go on with their work, in the face, not only of their enemies threats, but of their friends slights, suspicions, and censures.
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1 Samuel 17:28
But when David's oldest brother, Eliab, heard David talking to the men, he was angry. "What are you doing around here anyway?" he demanded. "What about those few sheep you're supposed to be taking care of? I know about your pride and deceit. You just want to see the battle!"
1 Samuel 17:30
He walked over to some others and asked them the same thing and received the same answer.
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