1 Samuel 18:18

“And David said unto Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Dauid said vnto Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my fathers family in Israel, that I should be sonne in law to the king?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But David said to Saul, "Who am I, and what is my life {or} my father's family in Israel, that I should be the king's son-in-law?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David said unto Saul, Who am I, and what is my life, `or' my father's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David said to Saul, Who am I, and what is my father's family in Israel, that I am to be son-in-law to the king?
- Basic English Bible

And David said to Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, [or] my father's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?
- Darby Bible

And David said to Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?
- Webster's Bible

David said to Saul, "Who am I, and what is my life, or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?"
- World English Bible

And David saith unto Saul, `Who [am] I? and what my life -- the family of my father in Israel -- that I am son-in-law to the king?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David said unto Saul: 'Who am I, and what is my life, or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 18:18


18:18 What is my life - How little is my life worth, that by the exposing of that to some hazard, I should purchase a king's daughter! In these expressions David sheweth not only his humility, but also his wisdom, in discovering so deep a sense of his own meanness, that Saul might see how far he was from aspiring at the kingdom.


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