Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And Saul said to David, Thou are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for thou are but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

New American Standard Bible

Then Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth while he has been a warrior from his youth."

King James Version

And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

Holman Bible

But Saul replied, “You can’t go fight this Philistine. You’re just a youth, and he’s been a warrior since he was young.”

International Standard Version

Saul told David, "You can't go against this Philistine and fight him. You are only a young man, but he has been a warrior since his youth."

American Standard Version

And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

Amplified

And Saul said to David, You are not able to go to fight against this Philistine. You are only an adolescent, and he has been a warrior from his youth.

Bible in Basic English

And Saul said to David, You are not able to go out against this Philistine and have a fight with him: for you are only a boy, and he has been a man of war from his earliest days.

Darby Translation

And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

Julia Smith Translation

And Saul will say to David, Thou wilt not be able to go against this of the rovers to war with him, for thou a boy, and he a man of war from his youth.

King James 2000

And Saul said to David, you are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for you are but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But Saul said to David, "You will not be able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, because you are [only] a boy, whereas [he has] been a man of war since his childhood!"

Modern King James verseion

And Saul said to David, You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him. For you are but a youth, and he is a man of war from his youth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Saul said to David again, "Thou art not able to go unto this Philistine, to fight with him. For thou art but a lad, and he hath been a man of war even from his youth."

NET Bible

But Saul replied to David, "You aren't able to go against this Philistine and fight him! You're just a boy! He has been a warrior from his youth!"

New Heart English Bible

Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth."

The Emphasized Bible

And Saul said unto David - Thou art not able to go against this Philistine, to fight with him, - for, a youth, art, thou, but, he, a man of war, from his youth.

Webster

And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

World English Bible

Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Saul saith unto David, 'Thou art not able to go unto this Philistine, to fight with him, for a youth thou art, and he a man of war from his youth.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁאוּל 
Sha'uwl 
Usage: 406

to David
דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

Thou art not able
יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

to go
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

פּלשׁתּי 
P@lishtiy 
Usage: 288

to fight
לחם 
Lacham 
Usage: 177

with him for thou art but a youth
נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

and he a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

of war
מלחמה 
Milchamah 
Usage: 319

References

Easton

Context Readings

David Appears Before Saul

32 And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him. Thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 33 And Saul said to David, Thou are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for thou are but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34 And David said to Saul, Thy servant was keeping his father's sheep, and when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock,


Cross References

Numbers 13:31

But the men who went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.

Deuteronomy 9:2

a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom thou know, and of whom thou have heard say, Who can stand before the sons of Anak?

1 Samuel 17:42

And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

1 Samuel 17:56

And the king said, Inquire thou whose son the stripling is.

Psalm 11:1

In LORD I take refuge. How will ye say to my soul, Flee [as] a bird to your mountain.

Revelation 13:4

And they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast. And they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like the beast, and who is able to war against it?

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