1 Samuel 17:57
Modern Translations
New International Version
As soon as David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with David still holding the Philistine's head.

New Living Translation
As soon as David returned from killing Goliath, Abner brought him to Saul with the Philistine’s head still in his hand.

English Standard Version
And as soon as David returned from the striking down of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

Berean Study Bible
So when David returned from killing the Philistine, still holding his head in his hand, Abner took him and brought him before Saul.

New American Standard Bible
So when David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the Philistine’s head in his hand.

NASB 1995
So when David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the Philistine's head in his hand.

NASB 1977
So when David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the Philistine’s head in his hand.

Amplified Bible
When David returned from killing [Goliath] the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

Christian Standard Bible
When David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the Philistine’s head still in his hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the Philistine's head still in his hand.

Contemporary English Version
When David came back from fighting Goliath, he was still carrying Goliath's head. Abner took David to Saul,

Good News Translation
So when David returned to camp after killing Goliath, Abner took him to Saul. David was still carrying Goliath's head.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner brought him to Saul. David had the Philistine's head in his hand.

International Standard Version
When David returned from striking down the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him to Saul with the Philistine's head in his hand.

NET Bible
So when David returned from striking down the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul. He still had the head of the Philistine in his hand.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

New King James Version
Then, as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

King James 2000 Bible
And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

New Heart English Bible
As David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

World English Bible
As David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

American King James Version
And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

American Standard Version
And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

A Faithful Version
And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

Darby Bible Translation
And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

English Revised Version
And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And when Dauid was returned from the slaughter of the Philistim, then Abner tooke him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistim in his hand.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And whe Dauid was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner toke him, & brought him before Saul, with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Now whan Dauid came agayne from the slaughter of the Philistyne, Abner toke him, and broughte him before Saul, and he had the Philistynes heade in his hande.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And when David turns back from striking the Philistine, then Abner takes him and brings him in before Saul, and the head of the Philistine [is] in his hand;

Young's Literal Translation
And when David turneth back from smiting the Philistine, then Abner taketh him and bringeth him in before Saul, and the head of the Philistine in his hand;

Smith's Literal Translation
And as David turned back from striking the rover, and Abner will take him and bring him before Saul, and the head of the rover in his hand.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And when David was returned, after the Philistine was slain, Abner took him, and brought him in before Saul, with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And when David had returned, after the Philistine had been struck down, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul, having the head of the Philistine in his hand.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And when David returned, when he had killed the Philistine, Abnir led him and brought him before Shaul, and the head of the Philistine was in his hand

Lamsa Bible
And when David returned after he had slain the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.








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