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1Samuel 17
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17NOW THE Philistines gathered their armies for battle and were assembled at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah in Ephes-dammim.H6430H622H4264H4421H622H7755H3063H2583H7755H5825H658 2Saul and the men of Israel were encamped in the Valley of Elah and drew up in battle array against the Philistines.H7586H376H3478H622H2583H6010H425H4421H6186H7125H6430 3And the Philistines stood on a mountain on one side and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side, with the valley between them.H6430H5975H2022H3478H5975H2022H1516 4And a champion went out of the camp of the Philistines named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span [almost ten feet].H3318H376H1143H4264H6430H8034H1555H1661H1363H8337H520H2239 5And he had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of mail, and the coat weighed 5,000 shekels of bronze.H3553H5178H7218H3847H8302H7193H4948H8302H2568H505H8255H5178 6He had bronze shin armor on his legs and a bronze javelin across his shoulders.H4697H5178H7272H3591H5178H3802 7And the shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam; his spear's head weighed 600 shekels of iron. And a shield bearer went before him.H6086H2671H2595H707H4500H2595H3852H8337H3967H8255H1270H5375H6793H1980H6440 8Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, Why have you come out to draw up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves and let him come down to me.H5975H7121H4634H3478H559H3318H4421H6186H6430H5650H7586H1262H376H3381 9If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants; but if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.H3201H3898H5221H5650H3201H5221H5650H5647 10And the Philistine said, I defy the ranks of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.H6430H559H2778H4634H3478H3117H5414H376H3898H3162 11When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.H7586H3478H8085H1697H6430H2865H3966H3372 12David was the son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah named Jesse, who had eight sons. [Jesse] in the days of Saul was old, advanced in years.H1732H1121H376H673H1035H3063H8034H3448H8083H1121H376H935H582H2204H3117H7586 13[His] three eldest sons had followed Saul into battle. Their names were Eliab the firstborn; next, Abinadab; and third, Shammah.H7969H1419H1121H3448H3212H310H7586H4421H8034H7969H1121H1980H4421H446H1060H4932H41H7992H8048 14David was the youngest. The three eldest followed Saul,H1732H6996H7969H1419H1980H310H7586 15But David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.H1732H1980H7725H7586H7462H1H6629H1035 16The Philistine came out morning and evening, presenting himself for forty days.H6430H5066H7925H6150H3320H705H3117 17And Jesse said to David his son, Take for your brothers an ephah of this parched grain and these ten loaves and carry them quickly to your brothers at the camp.H3448H559H1732H1121H3947H251H374H2088H7039H6235H3899H7323H4264H251 18Also take these ten cheeses to the commander of their thousand. See how your brothers fare and bring some token from them.H935H6235H2461H2757H8269H505H6485H251H7965H3947H6161 19Now Saul and the brothers and all the men of Israel were in the Valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.H7586H376H3478H6010H425H3898H6430 20So David rose up early next morning, left the sheep with a keeper, took the provisions, and went, as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the encampment as the host going forth to the battleground shouted the battle cry.H1732H7925H1242H5203H6629H8104H5375H3212H3448H6680H935H4570H2428H3318H4634H7321H4421 21And Israel and the Philistines put the battle in array, army against army.H3478H6430H6186H4634H7125H4634 22David left his packages in the care of the baggage keeper and ran into the ranks and came and greeted his brothers.H1732H5203H3627H3027H8104H3627H7323H4634H935H7592H7965H251 23As they talked, behold, Goliath, the champion, the Philistine of Gath, came forth from the Philistine ranks and spoke the same words as before, and David heard him.H1696H5927H376H1143H6430H1661H1555H8034H4634H4630H6430H1696H428H1697H1732H8085 24And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, terrified.H376H3478H7200H376H5127H6440H3966H3372 25And the Israelites said, Have you seen this man who has come out? Surely he has come out to defy Israel; and the man who kills him the king will enrich with great riches, and will give him his daughter and make his father's house free [from taxes and service] in Israel.H376H3478H559H7200H376H5927H2778H3478H5927H376H5221H4428H6238H1419H6239H5414H1323H6213H1H1004H2670H3478 26And David said to the men standing by him, What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?H1732H559H582H5975H559H6213H376H5221H1975H6430H5493H2781H3478H6189H6430H2778H4634H2416H430 27And the [men] told him, Thus shall it be done for the man who kills him.H5971H559H1697H559H6213H376H5221 28Now Eliab his eldest brother heard what he said to the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David and he said, Why did you come here? With whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your presumption and evilness of heart; for you came down that you might see the battle.H446H1419H251H8085H1696H582H446H639H2734H1732H559H3381H5203H2007H4592H6629H4057H3045H2087H7455H3824H3381H7200H4421 29And David said, What have I done now? Was it not a harmless question?H1732H559H6213H1697 30And David turned away from Eliab to another and he asked the same question, and again the men gave him the same answer.H5437H681H4136H312H559H1697H5971H1697H7725H7223H1697 31When David's words were heard, they were repeated to Saul, and he sent for him.H1697H8085H1732H1696H5046H6440H7586H3947 32David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of this Philistine; your servant will go out and fight with him.H1732H559H7586H120H3820H5307H5650H3212H3898H6430 33And Saul said to David, You are not able to go to fight against this Philistine. You are only an adolescent, and he has been a warrior from his youth.H7586H559H1732H3201H3212H6430H3898H5288H376H4421H5271 34And David said to Saul, Your servant kept his father's sheep. And when there came a lion or again a bear and took a lamb out of the flock,H1732H559H7586H5650H7462H1H6629H935H738H1677H5375H7716H2089H5739 35I went out after it and smote it and delivered the lamb out of its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard and smote it and killed it.H3318H310H5221H5337H6310H6965H2388H2206H5221H4191 36Your servant killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God!H5650H5221H738H1677H6189H6430H259H2778H4634H2416H430 37David said, The Lord Who delivered me out of the paw of the lion and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said to David, Go, and the Lord be with you!H1732H559H3068H5337H3027H738H3027H1677H5337H3027H6430H7586H559H1732H3212H3068 38Then Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a bronze helmet on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail.H7586H3847H1732H4055H5414H6959H5178H7218H3847H8302 39And David girded his sword over his armor. Then he tried to go, but could not, for he was not used to it. And David said to Saul, I cannot go with these, for I am not used to them. And David took them off.H1732H2296H2719H4055H2974H3212H5254H1732H559H7586H3201H3212H5254H1732H5493 40Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones out of the brook and put them in his shepherd's [lunch] bag [a whole kid's skin slung from his shoulder], in his pouch, and his sling was in his hand, and he drew near the Philistine.H3947H4731H3027H977H2568H2512H68H5158H7760H7462H3627H3219H7050H3027H5066H6430 41The Philistine came on and drew near to David, the man who bore the shield going before him.H6430H3212H1980H7131H1732H376H5375H6793H6440 42And when the Philistine looked around and saw David, he scorned {and} despised him, for he was but an adolescent, with a healthy reddish color and a fair face.H6430H5027H7200H1732H959H5288H132H3303H4758 43And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you should come to me with sticks? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.H6430H559H1732H3611H935H4731H6430H7043H1732H430 44The Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field.H6430H559H1732H3212H5414H1320H5775H8064H929H7704 45Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, Whom you have defied.H559H1732H6430H935H2719H2595H3591H935H8034H3068H6635H430H4634H3478H2778 46This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will smite you and cut off your head. And I will give the corpses of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.H3117H3068H5462H3027H5221H5493H7218H5414H6297H4264H6430H3117H5775H8064H2416H776H776H3045H3426H430H3478 47And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our hands.H6951H3045H3068H3467H2719H2595H4421H3068H5414H3027 48When the Philistine came forward to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.H6430H6965H3212H7126H7125H1732H1732H4116H7323H4634H7125H6430 49David put his hand into his bag and took out a stone and slung it, and it struck the Philistine, sinking into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.H1732H7971H3027H3627H3947H68H7049H5221H6430H4696H68H2883H4696H5307H6440H776 50So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck down the Philistine and slew him. But no sword was in David's hand.H1732H2388H4480H6430H7050H68H5221H6430H4191H2719H3027H1732 51So he ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath, and killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their mighty champion was dead, they fled.H1732H7323H5975H6430H3947H2719H8025H8593H4191H3772H7218H6430H7200H1368H4191H5127 52And the men of Israel and Judah rose with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as Gath and the gates of Ekron. So the wounded Philistines fell along the way from Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron.H582H3478H3063H6965H7321H7291H6430H935H1516H8179H6138H2491H6430H5307H1870H8189H1661H6138 53The Israelites returned from their pursuit of the Philistines and plundered their tents.H1121H3478H7725H1814H310H6430H8155H4264 54David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his armor in his tent.H1732H3947H7218H6430H935H3389H7760H3627H168 55When Saul saw David go out against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As your soul lives, O king, I cannot tell.H7586H7200H1732H3318H7125H6430H559H74H8269H6635H74H1121H5288H74H559H5315H2416H4428H518H3045 56And the king said, Inquire whose son the stripling is.H4428H559H7592H1121H5958 57When David returned from killing Goliath the Philistine, Abner brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.H1732H7725H5221H6430H74H3947H935H6440H7586H7218H6430H3027 58And Saul said to him, Whose son are you, young man? And David answered, I am the son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem.H7586H559H1121H5288H1732H559H1121H5650H3448H1022


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