Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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.

New American Standard Bible

When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, with a handsome appearance.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

When the Philistine looked and saw David, he despised him because he was just a youth, healthy and handsome.

International Standard Version

When the Philistine looked and saw David, he had contempt for him, because he was only a young man. David had a dark, healthy complexion and was handsome.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

And when the Philistine looked around and saw David, he scorned and despised him, for he was but an adolescent, with a healthy reddish color and a fair face.

Bible in Basic English

And when the Philistine, taking note, saw David, he had a poor opinion of him: for he was only a boy, red-haired and good-looking.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

And he of the rovers will look and will see David, and he will despise him, for he was a boy, and red, with a fair aspect.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

When the Philistine looked and saw David, he despised him, for he was [only] a boy and ruddy with a handsome appearance.

Modern King James verseion

And the Philistine looked and saw David, and disdained him. For he was only a youth, and ruddy, with a handsome appearance.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a lad, ruddy and goodly to look upon.

NET Bible

When the Philistine looked carefully at David, he despised him, for he was only a ruddy and handsome boy.

New Heart English Bible

When the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and withal of a fair face.

The Emphasized Bible

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

Webster

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

World English Bible

When the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and withal of a fair face.

Youngs Literal Translation

and the Philistine looketh attentively, and seeth David, and despiseth him, for he was a youth, and ruddy, with a fair appearance.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּלשׁתּי 
P@lishtiy 
Usage: 288

נבט 
Nabat 
Usage: 69

and saw
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

בּזה 
Bazah 
Usage: 42

him for he was but a youth
נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

and ruddy
אדמוני אדמני 
'admoniy 
Usage: 3

and of a fair
יפה 
Yapheh 
Usage: 41

References

Easton

Fausets

Smith

Context Readings

David Appears Before Saul

41 And the Philistine came on and drew near to David, and the man who bore the shield went before him. 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. 43 And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that thou come to me with sticks? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.



Cross References

1 Samuel 16:12

And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and of a beautiful countenance, and fine to look upon. And LORD said, Arise, anoint him, for this is he.

Psalm 123:3-4

Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

1 Samuel 17:33

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.

1 Kings 20:18

And he said, Whether they come out for peace, take them alive, or whether they come out for war, taken them alive.

2 Kings 18:23-24

Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.

Nehemiah 4:2-4

And he spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, and said, What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rub

Proverbs 16:18

Pride [is] before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

2 Corinthians 11:27-29

in toil and hardship, in frequent sleeplessness, in hunger and thirst, in frequent fasts, in cold and nakedness.

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