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1Samuel 17
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17Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim.H6430H622H4264H4421H622H7755H3063H2583H7755H5825H658 2And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines.H7586H376H3478H622H2583H6010H425H4421H6186H7125H6430 3And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with a valley between them.H6430H5975H2022H3478H5975H2022H1516 4And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.H3318H376H1143H4264H6430H8034H1555H1661H1363H8337H520H2239 5He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze.H3553H5178H7218H3847H8302H7193H4948H8302H2568H505H8255H5178 6And he had bronze armor on his legs, and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders.H4697H5178H7272H3591H5178H3802 7The shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam, and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron. And his shield-bearer went before him.H6086H2671H2595H707H4500H2595H3852H8337H3967H8255H1270H5375H6793H1980H6440 8He 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 these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.H7586H3478H8085H1697H6430H2865H3966H3372 12Now David was the son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, named Jesse, who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and advanced in years.H1732H1121H376H673H1035H3063H8034H3448H8083H1121H376H935H582H2204H3117H7586 13The three oldest sons of Jesse had followed Saul to the battle. And the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next to him Abinadab, and the 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 16For forty days the Philistine came forward and took his stand, morning and evening.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 the camp to your brothers.H3448H559H1732H1121H3947H251H374H2088H7039H6235H3899H7323H4264H251 18Also take these ten cheeses to the commander of their thousand. See if your brothers are well, and bring some token from them."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 early in the morning and left the sheep with a keeper and took the provisions and went, as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the encampment as the host was going out to the battle line, shouting the war cry.H1732H7925H1242H5203H6629H8104H5375H3212H3448H6680H935H4570H2428H3318H4634H7321H4421 21And Israel and the Philistines drew up for battle, army against army.H3478H6430H6186H4634H7125H4634 22And David left the things in charge of the keeper of the baggage and ran to the ranks and went and greeted his brothers.H1732H5203H3627H3027H8104H3627H7323H4634H935H7592H7965H251 23As he talked with them, behold, the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, came up out of the ranks of the Philistines and spoke the same words as before. And David heard him.H1696H5927H376H1143H6430H1661H1555H8034H4634H4630H6430H1696H428H1697H1732H8085 24All the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him and were much afraid.H376H3478H7200H376H5127H6440H3966H3372 25And the men of Israel said, "Have you seen this man who has come up? Surely he has come up to defy Israel. And the king will enrich the man who kills him with great riches and will give him his daughter and make his father's house free in Israel."H376H3478H559H7200H376H5927H2778H3478H5927H376H5221H4428H6238H1419H6239H5414H1323H6213H1H1004H2670H3478 26And David said to the men who stood 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 people answered him in the same way, "So shall it be done to the man who kills him."H5971H559H1697H559H6213H376H5221 28Now Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men. And Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, "Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your presumption and the evil of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle."H446H1419H251H8085H1696H582H446H639H2734H1732H559H3381H5203H2007H4592H6629H4057H3045H2087H7455H3824H3381H7200H4421 29And David said, "What have I done now? Was it not but a word?"H1732H559H6213H1697 30And he turned away from him toward another, and spoke in the same way, and the people answered him again as before.H5437H681H4136H312H559H1697H5971H1697H7725H7223H1697 31When the words that David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul, and he sent for him.H1697H8085H1732H1696H5046H6440H7586H3947 32And David said to Saul, "Let no man's heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine."H1732H559H7586H120H3820H5307H5650H3212H3898H6430 33And Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth."H7586H559H1732H3201H3212H6430H3898H5288H376H4421H5271 34But David said to Saul, "Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb from the flock,H1732H559H7586H5650H7462H1H6629H935H738H1677H5375H7716H2089H5739 35I went after him and struck him and delivered it out of his mouth. And if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him.H3318H310H5221H5337H6310H6965H2388H2206H5221H4191 36Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God."H5650H5221H738H1677H6189H6430H259H2778H4634H2416H430 37And David said, "The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from 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 helmet of bronze on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail,H7586H3847H1732H4055H5414H6959H5178H7218H3847H8302 39and David strapped his sword over his armor. And he tried in vain to go, for he had not tested them. Then David said to Saul, "I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them." So David put them off.H1732H2296H2719H4055H2974H3212H5254H1732H559H7586H3201H3212H5254H1732H5493 40Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them in his shepherd's pouch. His sling was in his hand, and he approached the Philistine.H3947H4731H3027H977H2568H2512H68H5158H7760H7462H3627H3219H7050H3027H5066H6430 41And the Philistine moved forward and came near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him.H6430H3212H1980H7131H1732H376H5375H6793H6440 42And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance.H6430H5027H7200H1732H959H5288H132H3303H4758 43And the Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you 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 to the beasts of the field."H6430H559H1732H3212H5414H1320H5775H8064H929H7704 45Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.H559H1732H6430H935H2719H2595H3591H935H8034H3068H6635H430H4634H3478H2778 46This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds 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 that all this assembly may know that the LORD saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the LORD's, and he will give you into our hand."H6951H3045H3068H3467H2719H2595H4421H3068H5414H3027 48When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.H6430H6965H3212H7126H7125H1732H1732H4116H7323H4634H7125H6430 49And David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone and slung it and struck the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground.H1732H7971H3027H3627H3947H68H7049H5221H6430H4696H68H2883H4696H5307H6440H776 50So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. There was no sword in the hand of David.H1732H2388H4480H6430H7050H68H5221H6430H4191H2719H3027H1732 51Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and 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 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 that the wounded Philistines fell on the way from Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron.H582H3478H3063H6965H7321H7291H6430H935H1516H8179H6138H2491H6430H5307H1870H8189H1661H6138 53And the people of Israel came back from chasing the Philistines, and they plundered their camp.H1121H3478H7725H1814H310H6430H8155H4264 54And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his armor in his tent.H1732H3947H7218H6430H935H3389H7760H3627H168 55As 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."H7586H7200H1732H3318H7125H6430H559H74H8269H6635H74H1121H5288H74H559H5315H2416H4428H518H3045 56And the king said, "Inquire whose son the boy is."H4428H559H7592H1121H5958 57And as soon as David returned from the striking down 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 are you, young man?" And David answered, "I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite."H7586H559H1121H5288H1732H559H1121H5650H3448H1022


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