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1Samuel 17
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David and Goliath

17Now the PhilistinesH6430 gathered togetherH622 their armiesH4264 to battleH4421, and were gathered togetherH622 at ShochohH7755, which belongeth to JudahH3063, and pitchedH2583 between ShochohH7755 and AzekahH5825, in EphesdammimH658. / Ephesdammim: or, the coast of Dammim, called Pasdammim 2And SaulH7586 and the menH376 of IsraelH3478 were gathered togetherH622, and pitchedH2583 by the valleyH6010 of ElahH425, and set the battleH4421 in arrayH6186 againstH7125 the PhilistinesH6430. / set…: Heb. ranged the battle 3And the PhilistinesH6430 stoodH5975 on a mountainH2022 on the one side, and IsraelH3478 stoodH5975 on a mountainH2022 on the other side: and there was a valleyH1516 between them. 4And there went outH3318 a championH376H1143 out of the campH4264 of the PhilistinesH6430, namedH8034 GoliathH1555, of GathH1661, whose heightH1363 was sixH8337 cubitsH520 and a spanH2239. 5And he had an helmetH3553 of brassH5178 upon his headH7218, and he was armedH3847 with a coatH8302 of mailH7193; and the weightH4948 of the coatH8302 was fiveH2568 thousandH505 shekelsH8255 of brassH5178. / armed: Heb. clothed 6And he had greavesH4697 of brassH5178 upon his legsH7272, and a targetH3591 of brassH5178 between his shouldersH3802. / target: or, gorget 7And the staffH6086H2671 of his spearH2595 was like a weaver'sH707 beamH4500; and his spear'sH2595 headH3852 weighed sixH8337 hundredH3967 shekelsH8255 of ironH1270: and one bearingH5375 a shieldH6793 wentH1980 beforeH6440 him. 8And he stoodH5975 and criedH7121 unto the armiesH4634 of IsraelH3478, and saidH559 unto them, Why are ye come outH3318 to set your battleH4421 in arrayH6186? am not I a PhilistineH6430, and ye servantsH5650 to SaulH7586? chooseH1262 you a manH376 for you, and let him come downH3381 to me. 9If he be ableH3201 to fightH3898 with me, and to killH5221 me, then will we be your servantsH5650: but if I prevailH3201 against him, and killH5221 him, then shall ye be our servantsH5650, and serveH5647 us. 10And the PhilistineH6430 saidH559, I defyH2778 the armiesH4634 of IsraelH3478 this dayH3117; giveH5414 me a manH376, that we may fightH3898 togetherH3162. 11When SaulH7586 and all IsraelH3478 heardH8085 those wordsH1697 of the PhilistineH6430, they were dismayedH2865, and greatlyH3966 afraidH3372. 12Now DavidH1732 was the sonH1121 of that EphrathiteH376H673 of BethlehemjudahH1035H3063, whose nameH8034 was JesseH3448; and he had eightH8083 sonsH1121: and the manH376 wentH935 among menH582 for an old manH2204 in the daysH3117 of SaulH7586. 13And the threeH7969 eldestH1419 sonsH1121 of JesseH3448 wentH3212 and followedH310 SaulH7586 to the battleH4421: and the namesH8034 of his threeH7969 sonsH1121 that wentH1980 to the battleH4421 were EliabH446 the firstbornH1060, and nextH4932 unto him AbinadabH41, and the thirdH7992 ShammahH8048. 14And DavidH1732 was the youngestH6996: and the threeH7969 eldestH1419 followedH1980H310 SaulH7586. 15But DavidH1732 wentH1980 and returnedH7725 from SaulH7586 to feedH7462 his father'sH1 sheepH6629 at BethlehemH1035. 16And the PhilistineH6430 drew nearH5066 morningH7925 and eveningH6150, and presentedH3320 himself fortyH705 daysH3117. 17And JesseH3448 saidH559 unto DavidH1732 his sonH1121, TakeH3947 now for thy brethrenH251 an ephahH374 of thisH2088 parchedH7039 corn, and these tenH6235 loavesH3899, and runH7323 to the campH4264 to thy brethrenH251; 18And carryH935 these tenH6235 cheesesH2461H2757 unto the captainH8269 of their thousandH505, and lookH6485 how thy brethrenH251 fareH7965, and takeH3947 their pledgeH6161. / cheeses: Heb. cheeses of milk / of…: Heb. of a thousand 19Now SaulH7586, and they, and all the menH376 of IsraelH3478, were in the valleyH6010 of ElahH425, fightingH3898 with the PhilistinesH6430. 20And DavidH1732 rose up earlyH7925 in the morningH1242, and leftH5203 the sheepH6629 with a keeperH8104, and tookH5375, and wentH3212, as JesseH3448 had commandedH6680 him; and he cameH935 to the trenchH4570, as the hostH2428 was going forthH3318 to the fightH4634, and shoutedH7321 for the battleH4421. / trench: or, place of the carriage / fight: or, battle array, or, place of fight 21For IsraelH3478 and the PhilistinesH6430 had put the battle in arrayH6186, armyH4634 againstH7125 armyH4634. 22And DavidH1732 leftH5203 his carriageH3627 in the handH3027 of the keeperH8104 of the carriageH3627, and ranH7323 into the armyH4634, and cameH935 and salutedH7592H7965 his brethrenH251. / his carriage: Heb. the vessels from upon him / saluted…: Heb. asked his brethren of peace 23And as he talkedH1696 with them, behold, there came upH5927 the championH376H1143, the PhilistineH6430 of GathH1661, GoliathH1555 by nameH8034, out of the armiesH4634H4630 of the PhilistinesH6430, and spakeH1696 according to the sameH428 wordsH1697: and DavidH1732 heardH8085 them. 24And all the menH376 of IsraelH3478, when they sawH7200 the manH376, fledH5127 from himH6440, and were soreH3966 afraidH3372. / from…: Heb. from his face 25And the menH376 of IsraelH3478 saidH559, Have ye seenH7200 this manH376 that is come upH5927? surely to defyH2778 IsraelH3478 is he come upH5927: and it shall be, that the manH376 who killethH5221 him, the kingH4428 will enrichH6238 him with greatH1419 richesH6239, and will giveH5414 him his daughterH1323, and makeH6213 his father'sH1 houseH1004 freeH2670 in IsraelH3478. 26And DavidH1732 spakeH559 to the menH582 that stoodH5975 by him, sayingH559, What shall be doneH6213 to the manH376 that killethH5221 thisH1975 PhilistineH6430, and taketh awayH5493 the reproachH2781 from IsraelH3478? for who is this uncircumcisedH6189 PhilistineH6430, that he should defyH2778 the armiesH4634 of the livingH2416 GodH430? 27And the peopleH5971 answeredH559 him after this mannerH1697, sayingH559, So shall it be doneH6213 to the manH376 that killethH5221 him. 28And EliabH446 his eldestH1419 brotherH251 heardH8085 when he spakeH1696 unto the menH582; and Eliab'sH446 angerH639 was kindledH2734 against DavidH1732, and he saidH559, Why camest thou downH3381 hither? and with whom hast thou leftH5203 thoseH2007 fewH4592 sheepH6629 in the wildernessH4057? I knowH3045 thy prideH2087, and the naughtinessH7455 of thine heartH3824; for thou art come downH3381 that thou mightest seeH7200 the battleH4421. 29And DavidH1732 saidH559, What have I now doneH6213? Is there not a causeH1697? 30And he turnedH5437 from himH681 towardH4136 anotherH312, and spakeH559 after the same mannerH1697: and the peopleH5971 answeredH1697 him againH7725 after the formerH7223 mannerH1697. / manner: Heb. word 31And when the wordsH1697 were heardH8085 which DavidH1732 spakeH1696, they rehearsedH5046 them beforeH6440 SaulH7586: and he sentH3947 for him. / sent…: Heb. took him 32And DavidH1732 saidH559 to SaulH7586, Let no man'sH120 heartH3820 failH5307 because of him; thy servantH5650 will goH3212 and fightH3898 with this PhilistineH6430. 33And SaulH7586 saidH559 to DavidH1732, Thou art not ableH3201 to goH3212 against this PhilistineH6430 to fightH3898 with him: for thou art but a youthH5288, and he a manH376 of warH4421 from his youthH5271. 34And DavidH1732 saidH559 unto SaulH7586, Thy servantH5650 keptH7462 his father'sH1 sheepH6629, and there cameH935 a lionH738, and a bearH1677, and tookH5375 a lambH7716H2089 out of the flockH5739: / lamb: or, kid 35And I went outH3318 afterH310 him, and smoteH5221 him, and deliveredH5337 it out of his mouthH6310: and when he aroseH6965 against me, I caughtH2388 him by his beardH2206, and smoteH5221 him, and slewH4191 him. 36Thy servantH5650 slewH5221 both the lionH738 and the bearH1677: and this uncircumcisedH6189 PhilistineH6430 shall be as oneH259 of them, seeing he hath defiedH2778 the armiesH4634 of the livingH2416 GodH430. 37DavidH1732 saidH559 moreover, The LORDH3068 that deliveredH5337 me out of the pawH3027 of the lionH738, and out of the pawH3027 of the bearH1677, he will deliverH5337 me out of the handH3027 of this PhilistineH6430. And SaulH7586 saidH559 unto DavidH1732, GoH3212, and the LORDH3068 be with thee. 38And SaulH7586 armedH3847 DavidH1732 with his armourH4055, and he putH5414 an helmetH6959 of brassH5178 upon his headH7218; also he armedH3847 him with a coat of mailH8302. / armed David…: Heb. clothed David with his clothes 39And DavidH1732 girdedH2296 his swordH2719 upon his armourH4055, and he assayedH2974 to goH3212; for he had not provedH5254 it. And DavidH1732 saidH559 unto SaulH7586, I cannotH3201 goH3212 with these; for I have not provedH5254 them. And DavidH1732 putH5493 them off him. 40And he tookH3947 his staffH4731 in his handH3027, and choseH977 him fiveH2568 smoothH2512 stonesH68 out of the brookH5158, and putH7760 them in a shepherd'sH7462 bagH3627 which he had, even in a scripH3219; and his slingH7050 was in his handH3027: and he drew nearH5066 to the PhilistineH6430. / brook: or, valley / bag: Heb. vessel 41And the PhilistineH6430 cameH3212 onH1980 and drew nearH7131 unto DavidH1732; and the manH376 that bareH5375 the shieldH6793 went beforeH6440 him. 42And when the PhilistineH6430 looked aboutH5027, and sawH7200 DavidH1732, he disdainedH959 him: for he was but a youthH5288, and ruddyH132, and of a fairH3303 countenanceH4758. 43And the PhilistineH6430 saidH559 unto DavidH1732, Am I a dogH3611, that thou comestH935 to me with stavesH4731? And the PhilistineH6430 cursedH7043 DavidH1732 by his godsH430. 44And the PhilistineH6430 saidH559 to DavidH1732, ComeH3212 to me, and I will giveH5414 thy fleshH1320 unto the fowlsH5775 of the airH8064, and to the beastsH929 of the fieldH7704. 45Then saidH559 DavidH1732 to the PhilistineH6430, Thou comestH935 to me with a swordH2719, and with a spearH2595, and with a shieldH3591: but I comeH935 to thee in the nameH8034 of the LORDH3068 of hostsH6635, the GodH430 of the armiesH4634 of IsraelH3478, whom thou hast defiedH2778. 46This dayH3117 will the LORDH3068 deliverH5462 thee into mine handH3027; and I will smiteH5221 thee, and takeH5493 thine headH7218 from thee; and I will giveH5414 the carcasesH6297 of the hostH4264 of the PhilistinesH6430 this dayH3117 unto the fowlsH5775 of the airH8064, and to the wild beastsH2416 of the earthH776; that all the earthH776 may knowH3045 that there isH3426 a GodH430 in IsraelH3478. / deliver…: Heb. shut thee up 47And all this assemblyH6951 shall knowH3045 that the LORDH3068 savethH3467 not with swordH2719 and spearH2595: for the battleH4421 is the LORD'SH3068, and he will giveH5414 you into our handsH3027. 48And it came to pass, when the PhilistineH6430 aroseH6965, and cameH3212 and drew nighH7126 to meetH7125 DavidH1732, that DavidH1732 hastedH4116, and ranH7323 toward the armyH4634 to meetH7125 the PhilistineH6430. 49And DavidH1732 putH7971 his handH3027 in his bagH3627, and tookH3947 thence a stoneH68, and slangH7049 it, and smoteH5221 the PhilistineH6430 in his foreheadH4696, that the stoneH68 sunkH2883 into his foreheadH4696; and he fellH5307 upon his faceH6440 to the earthH776. 50So DavidH1732 prevailedH2388 overH4480 the PhilistineH6430 with a slingH7050 and with a stoneH68, and smoteH5221 the PhilistineH6430, and slewH4191 him; but there was no swordH2719 in the handH3027 of DavidH1732. 51Therefore DavidH1732 ranH7323, and stoodH5975 upon the PhilistineH6430, and tookH3947 his swordH2719, and drewH8025 it out of the sheathH8593 thereof, and slewH4191 him, and cut offH3772 his headH7218 therewith. And when the PhilistinesH6430 sawH7200 their championH1368 was deadH4191, they fledH5127. 52And the menH582 of IsraelH3478 and of JudahH3063 aroseH6965, and shoutedH7321, and pursuedH7291 the PhilistinesH6430, until thou comeH935 to the valleyH1516, and to the gatesH8179 of EkronH6138. And the woundedH2491 of the PhilistinesH6430 fell downH5307 by the wayH1870 to ShaaraimH8189, even unto GathH1661, and unto EkronH6138. 53And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 returnedH7725 from chasingH1814 afterH310 the PhilistinesH6430, and they spoiledH8155 their tentsH4264. 54And DavidH1732 tookH3947 the headH7218 of the PhilistineH6430, and broughtH935 it to JerusalemH3389; but he putH7760 his armourH3627 in his tentH168. 55And when SaulH7586 sawH7200 DavidH1732 go forthH3318 againstH7125 the PhilistineH6430, he saidH559 unto AbnerH74, the captainH8269 of the hostH6635, AbnerH74, whose sonH1121 is this youthH5288? And AbnerH74 saidH559, As thy soulH5315 livethH2416, O kingH4428, I cannotH518 tellH3045. 56And the kingH4428 saidH559, EnquireH7592 thou whose sonH1121 the striplingH5958 is. 57And as DavidH1732 returnedH7725 from the slaughterH5221 of the PhilistineH6430, AbnerH74 tookH3947 him, and broughtH935 him beforeH6440 SaulH7586 with the headH7218 of the PhilistineH6430 in his handH3027. 58And SaulH7586 saidH559 to him, Whose sonH1121 art thou, thou young manH5288? And DavidH1732 answeredH559, I am the sonH1121 of thy servantH5650 JesseH3448 the BethlehemiteH1022.


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