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1Samuel 17
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David and Goliath

17Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephesdammim.H6430H622H4264H4421H622H7755H3063H2583H7755H5825H658 2And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.H7586H376H3478H622H2583H6010H425H4421H6186H7125H6430 3And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.H6430H5975H2022H3478H5975H2022H1516 4And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.H3318H376H1143H4264H6430H8034H1555H1661H1363H8337H520H2239 5And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.H3553H5178H7218H3847H8302H7193H4948H8302H2568H505H8255H5178 6And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders.H4697H5178H7272H3591H5178H3802 7And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him.H6086H2671H2595H707H4500H2595H3852H8337H3967H8255H1270H5375H6793H1980H6440 8And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me.H5975H7121H4634H3478H559H3318H4421H6186H6430H5650H7586H1262H376H3381 9If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.H3201H3898H5221H5650H3201H5221H5650H5647 10And the Philistine said, I defy the armies 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 12Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.H1732H1121H376H673H1035H3063H8034H3448H8083H1121H376H935H582H2204H3117H7586 13And the three eldest sons of Jesse went and followed Saul to the battle: and the names of his three sons that went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next unto him Abinadab, and the third Shammah.H7969H1419H1121H3448H3212H310H7586H4421H8034H7969H1121H1980H4421H446H1060H4932H41H7992H8048 14And David was the youngest: and the three eldest followed Saul.H1732H6996H7969H1419H1980H310H7586 15But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.H1732H1980H7725H7586H7462H1H6629H1035 16And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.H6430H5066H7925H6150H3320H705H3117 17And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp of thy brethren;H3448H559H1732H1121H3947H251H374H2088H7039H6235H3899H7323H4264H251 18And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.H935H6235H2461H2757H8269H505H6485H251H7965H3947H6161 19Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.H7586H376H3478H6010H425H3898H6430 20And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.H1732H7925H1242H5203H6629H8104H5375H3212H3448H6680H935H4570H2428H3318H4634H7321H4421 21For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army.H3478H6430H6186H4634H7125H4634 22And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.H1732H5203H3627H3027H8104H3627H7323H4634H935H7592H7965H251 23And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.H1696H5927H376H1143H6430H1661H1555H8034H4634H4630H6430H1696H428H1697H1732H8085 24And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.H376H3478H7200H376H5127H6440H3966H3372 25And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.H376H3478H559H7200H376H5927H2778H3478H5927H376H5221H4428H6238H1419H6239H5414H1323H6213H1H1004H2670H3478 26And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?H1732H559H582H5975H559H6213H376H5221H1975H6430H5493H2781H3478H6189H6430H2778H4634H2416H430 27And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him.H5971H559H1697H559H6213H376H5221 28And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.H446H1419H251H8085H1696H582H446H639H2734H1732H559H3381H5203H2007H4592H6629H4057H3045H2087H7455H3824H3381H7200H4421 29And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?H1732H559H6213H1697 30And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the same manner: and the people answered him again after the former manner.H5437H681H4136H312H559H1697H5971H1697H7725H7223H1697 31And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.H1697H8085H1732H1696H5046H6440H7586H3947 32And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.H1732H559H7586H120H3820H5307H5650H3212H3898H6430 33And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.H7586H559H1732H3201H3212H6430H3898H5288H376H4421H5271 34And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:H1732H559H7586H5650H7462H1H6629H935H738H1677H5375H7716H2089H5739 35And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.H3318H310H5221H5337H6310H6965H2388H2206H5221H4191 36Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.H5650H5221H738H1677H6189H6430H259H2778H4634H2416H430 37David said moreover, The LORD that 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 unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.H1732H559H3068H5337H3027H738H3027H1677H5337H3027H6430H7586H559H1732H3212H3068 38And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.H7586H3847H1732H4055H5414H6959H5178H7218H3847H8302 39And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.H1732H2296H2719H4055H2974H3212H5254H1732H559H7586H3201H3212H5254H1732H5493 40And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.H3947H4731H3027H977H2568H2512H68H5158H7760H7462H3627H3219H7050H3027H5066H6430 41And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.H6430H3212H1980H7131H1732H376H5375H6793H6440 42And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.H6430H5027H7200H1732H959H5288H132H3303H4758 43And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.H6430H559H1732H3611H935H4731H6430H7043H1732H430 44And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.H6430H559H1732H3212H5414H1320H5775H8064H929H7704 45Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.H559H1732H6430H935H2719H2595H3591H935H8034H3068H6635H430H4634H3478H2778 46This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to 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 saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give you into our hands.H6951H3045H3068H3467H2719H2595H4421H3068H5414H3027 48And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.H6430H6965H3212H7126H7125H1732H1732H4116H7323H4634H7125H6430 49And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.H1732H7971H3027H3627H3947H68H7049H5221H6430H4696H68H2883H4696H5307H6440H776 50So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.H1732H2388H4480H6430H7050H68H5221H6430H4191H2719H3027H1732 51Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.H1732H7323H5975H6430H3947H2719H8025H8593H4191H3772H7218H6430H7200H1368H4191H5127 52And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.H582H3478H3063H6965H7321H7291H6430H935H1516H8179H6138H2491H6430H5307H1870H8189H1661H6138 53And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.H1121H3478H7725H1814H310H6430H8155H4264 54And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.H1732H3947H7218H6430H935H3389H7760H3627H168 55And 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.H7586H7200H1732H3318H7125H6430H559H74H8269H6635H74H1121H5288H74H559H5315H2416H4428H518H3045 56And the king said, Enquire thou whose son the stripling is.H4428H559H7592H1121H5958 57And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.H1732H7725H5221H6430H74H3947H935H6440H7586H7218H6430H3027 58And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.H7586H559H1121H5288H1732H559H1121H5650H3448H1022


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