1 Samuel 17:58

58 “Whose son are you, young man?” Saul asked him. David said, “I am the son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem.”

1 Samuel 17:58 in Other Translations

KJV
58 And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.
ESV
58 And Saul said to him, "Whose son are you, young man?" And David answered, "I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite."
NLT
58 “Tell me about your father, young man,” Saul said. And David replied, “His name is Jesse, and we live in Bethlehem.”
MSG
58 Saul asked him, "Young man, whose son are you?" "I'm the son of your servant Jesse," said David, "the one who lives in Bethlehem."
CSB
58 Saul said to him, "Whose son are you, young man?" "The son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem," David answered.

1 Samuel 17:58 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 17:58

And Saul said unto him, whose son [art] thou, [thou] young
man?
&c.] Still the question was such as did not necessarily imply ignorance of his person, but of his family:

and David answered, I [am] the son of thy servant Jesse the
Bethlehemite;
which doubtless refreshed the memory of Saul, and he quickly called to mind who he was. This interview was very probably at Gibeah of Saul, which was the place of his birth and residence, ( 1 Samuel 10:26 ) , and where he kept his court, and to which he returned after the above victory was obtained.

1 Samuel 17:58 In-Context

56 The king said, “Find out whose son this young man is.”
57 As soon as David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with David still holding the Philistine’s head.
58 “Whose son are you, young man?” Saul asked him. David said, “I am the son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Ruth 4:17; ver 12