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1 Samuel 17:55

55 As Saul watched Davidm going out to meet the Philistine, he said to Abner, commander of the army, “Abner,n whose son is that young man?”

Abner replied, “As surely as you live, Your Majesty, I don’t know.”

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1 Samuel 17:55 — English Standard Version (ESV)

55 As soon as Saul saw David go out against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this youth?” And Abner said, “As your soul lives, O king, I do not know.”

1 Samuel 17:55 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

55 And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.

1 Samuel 17:55 — New Living Translation (NLT)

55 As Saul watched David go out to fight the Philistine, he asked Abner, the commander of his army, “Abner, whose son is this young man?”

“I really don’t know,” Abner declared.

1 Samuel 17:55 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

55 When Saul saw David going out against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this youth?”

And Abner said, “As your soul lives, O king, I do not know.”

1 Samuel 17:55 — New Century Version (NCV)

55 When Saul saw David go out to meet Goliath, Saul asked Abner, commander of the army, “Abner, who is that young man’s father?”

Abner answered, “As surely as you live, my king, I don’t know.”

1 Samuel 17:55 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

55 And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.

1 Samuel 17:55 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

55 And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this young man? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.

1 Samuel 17:55 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

55 As Saul watched David going out against the Philistine, he asked Abner, the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this young man?” 

Abner answered, “I solemnly swear, as you live, Your Majesty, I don’t know.” 

1 Samuel 17:55 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

55 When Saul had seen David going out to confront the Philistine, he asked Abner the commander of the army, “Whose son is this youth, Abner?”

“My king, as surely as you live, I don’t know,” Abner replied.

1 Samuel 17:55 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

55 When Saul saw David go out against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this young man?” Abner said, “As your soul lives, O king, I do not know.”

1 Samuel 17:55 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

55 Now when Saul saw David going out to meet the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, “Whose son is this young man, Abner?” And Abner said, “As your soul lives, O king, I do not know.”

1 Samuel 17:55 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

55 Saul had been watching David as he went out to meet the Philistine. He spoke to Abner, the commander of the army. He said to him, “Abner, whose son is that young man?”

Abner replied, “King Saul, I don’t know. And that’s just as sure as you are alive.”

1 Samuel 17:55 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

55 Now when Saul saw David going out against the Philistine, he said to Abner the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this young man?” And Abner said, “By your life, O king, I do not know.”