Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

Holman Bible

Mephibosheth bowed down and said, "What is your servant that you take an interest in a dead dog like me?"

International Standard Version

Mephibosheth bowed low again and asked, "Who am I, your servant, that you would pay attention to a dead dog like me?"

A Conservative Version

And he did obeisance, and said, What is thy servant that thou should look upon such a dead dog as I am?

American Standard Version

And he did obeisance, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

Amplified

And [the cripple] bowed himself and said, What is your servant, that you should look upon such a dead dog as I am?

Bible in Basic English

And he went down on his face before the king, and said, What is your servant, for you to take note of a dead dog such as I am?

Darby Translation

And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he bowed himself and said, Who is thy slave, that thou should look upon such a dead dog as I am?

Julia Smith Translation

And he will worship him and say, What is thy servant that thou didst look to a dead dog which is like me?

King James 2000

And he bowed himself, and said, What is your servant, that you should look upon such a dead dog as I am?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then he did obeisance and said, "What [is] your servant that you have paid attention to the dead dog like me?"

Modern King James verseion

And he bowed himself and said, What is your servant, that you should look upon such a dead dog as I?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the other bowed himself and said, "What is thy servant that thou shouldst vouchsafe to look upon such a dead dog as I am?"

NET Bible

Then Mephibosheth bowed and said, "Of what importance am I, your servant, that you show regard for a dead dog like me?"

New Heart English Bible

He bowed down, and said, "What is your servant, that you should look on such a dead dog as I am?"

The Emphasized Bible

And he did homage, and said - What is thy servant, - that thou hast turned towards such a dead dog as I?

Webster

And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldst look upon such a dead dog as I am?

World English Bible

He did obeisance, and said, "What is your servant, that you should look on such a dead dog as I am?"

Youngs Literal Translation

And he boweth himself, and saith, 'What is thy servant, that thou hast turned unto the dead dog -- such as I?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁחה 
Shachah 
Usage: 171

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

פּנה 
Panah 
Usage: 134

מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

כּלב 
Keleb 
Usage: 32

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

David Cares For Mephibosheth

7 David said to him, "Do not fear, for I will surely show kindness to you for the sake of your father Jonathan, and will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul; and you shall eat at my table regularly." 8 Again he prostrated himself and said, "What is your servant, that you should regard a dead dog like me?" 9 Then the king called Saul's servant Ziba and said to him, "All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master's grandson.


Cross References

2 Samuel 16:9

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."

1 Samuel 24:14-15

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

1 Samuel 26:20

"Now then, do not let my blood fall to the ground away from the presence of the LORD; for the king of Israel has come out to search for a single flea, just as one hunts a partridge in the mountains."

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.

Matthew 15:26-27

And He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

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