Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over now and cut off his head."

King James Version

Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.

Holman Bible

Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and cut his head off!"

International Standard Version

At this point, Zeruiah's son Abishai asked the king, "Why should this dead dog be cursing your majesty the king? May I have permission to go over and cut off his head?"

A Conservative Version

Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.

American Standard Version

Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.

Amplified

Then said [David's nephew] Abishai son of Zeruiah to the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and take off his head.

Bible in Basic English

Then Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, said to the king, Is this dead dog to go on cursing my lord the king? let me go over and take off his head.

Darby Translation

And Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, said unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse, my lord the king? Let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.

Julia Smith Translation

And Abishai son of Zeruiah will say to the king, Wherefore shall this dead dog curse my lord the king? I will pass over now and take away his head.

King James 2000

Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray you, and take off his head.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Please let me go over and take off his head."

Modern King James verseion

And Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Please let me go over and take off his head.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, "Why doth this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go and take off the head of him."

NET Bible

Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and cut off his head!"

New Heart English Bible

Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Please let me go over and take off his head."

The Emphasized Bible

Then said Abishai, son of Zeruiah, unto the king - Wherefore should this dead dog curse my lord the king? I pray thee, let me cross over and take off his head.

Webster

Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah to the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.

World English Bible

Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Please let me go over and take off his head."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Abishai son of Zeruiah saith unto the king, 'Why doth this dead dog revile my lord the king? let me pass over, I pray thee, and I turn aside his head.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
H52
אבשׁי אבישׁי 
'Abiyshay 
Usage: 25

of Zeruiah
צרוּיה 
Ts@ruwyah 
Usage: 26

unto the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

dog
כּלב 
Keleb 
dog
Usage: 32

my lord
אדן אדון 
'adown 
Usage: 335

the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

let me go over
עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

I pray thee, and take off
שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

References

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Easton

Fausets

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Shimei Curses David

8 "The LORD has returned upon you all the bloodshed of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the LORD has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. And behold, you are taken in your own evil, for you are a man of bloodshed!" 9 Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over now and cut off his head." 10 But the king said, "What have I to do with you, O sons of Zeruiah? If he curses, and if the LORD has told him, 'Curse David,' then who shall say, 'Why have you done so?'"


Cross References

Exodus 22:28

"You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

2 Samuel 9:8

Again he prostrated himself and said, "What is your servant, that you should regard a dead dog like me?"

1 Samuel 24:14

"After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog, a single flea?

2 Samuel 3:8

Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, "Am I a dog's head that belongs to Judah? Today I show kindness to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hands of David; and yet today you charge me with a guilt concerning the woman.

1 Samuel 26:6-11

Then David said to Ahimelech the Hittite and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, saying, "Who will go down with me to Saul in the camp?" And Abishai said, "I will go down with you."

2 Samuel 3:30

So Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner because he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.

Job 31:30-31

"No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in a curse.

Jeremiah 40:13-16

Now Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces that were in the field came to Gedaliah at Mizpah

Luke 9:54

When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?"

Acts 23:5

And Paul said, "I was not aware, brethren, that he was high priest; for it is written, 'YOU SHALL NOT SPEAK EVIL OF A RULER OF YOUR PEOPLE.'"

1 Peter 2:17

Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.

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