1 Samuel 17

  1 H6430 Now the Philistines H622 gathered H4264 together their armies H4421 to battle, H622 and were gathered H7755 together at Shochoh, H834 which H3063 belongs to Judah, H2583 and pitched H996 between H7755 Shochoh H5825 and Azekah, H658 in Ephesdammim.
  2 H7586 And Saul H376 and the men H3478 of Israel H622 were gathered H3162 together, H2583 and pitched H6010 by the valley H425 of Elah, H4421 and set the battle H6186 in array H7125 against H6430 the Philistines.
  3 H6430 And the Philistines H5975 stood H413 on H2022 a mountain H413 on H2088 the one H3478 side, and Israel H5975 stood H413 on H2022 a mountain H413 on H2088 the other H1516 side: and there was a valley H996 between them.
  4 H3318 And there went H376 out a champion H1143 H4264 out of the camp H6430 of the Philistines, H8034 named H1555 Goliath, H1661 of Gath, H1363 whose height H8337 was six H520 cubits H2239 and a span.
  5 H3553 And he had an helmet H5178 of brass H7218 on his head, H3847 and he was armed H8302 with a coat H7193 of mail; H4948 and the weight H8302 of the coat H2568 was five H505 thousand H8255 shekels H5178 of brass.
  6 H4697 And he had greaves H5178 of brass H7272 on his legs, H3591 and a target H5178 of brass H996 between H3802 his shoulders.
  7 H2671 And the staff H2595 of his spear H707 was like a weaver’s H4500 beam; H2595 and his spear’s H3852 head H8337 weighed six H3967 hundred H8255 shekels H1270 of iron: H5375 and one bearing H6793 a shield H1980 went H6440 before him.
  8 H5975 And he stood H7121 and cried H4634 to the armies H3478 of Israel, H559 and said H4100 to them, Why H3318 are you come H4421 out to set your battle H6186 in array? H6430 am not I a Philistine, H5650 and you servants H7586 to Saul? H1262 choose H376 you a man H3381 for you, and let him come H3381 down to me.
  9 H518 If H3201 he be able H3898 to fight H5221 with me, and to kill H5650 me, then will we be your servants: H518 but if H3201 I prevail H5221 against him, and kill H5650 him, then shall you be our servants, H5647 and serve us.
  10 H6430 And the Philistine H559 said, H2778 I defy H4634 the armies H3478 of Israel H2088 this H3117 day; H5414 give H376 me a man, H3898 that we may fight H3162 together.
  11 H7586 When Saul H3605 and all H3478 Israel H8085 heard H428 those H1697 words H6430 of the Philistine, H2865 they were dismayed, H3966 and greatly H3372 afraid.
  12 H1732 Now David H1121 was the son H673 of that Ephrathite H1035 of Bethlehemjudah, H8034 whose name H3448 was Jesse; H8083 and he had eight H1121 sons: H376 and the man H935 went H582 among men H2204 for an old H3117 man in the days H7586 of Saul.
  13 H7969 And the three H1419 oldest H1121 sons H3448 of Jesse H3212 went H1980 and followed H310 H7586 Saul H4421 to the battle: H8034 and the names H7969 of his three H1121 sons H1980 that went H4421 to the battle H446 were Eliab H1060 the firstborn, H4932 and next H41 to him Abinadab, H7992 and the third H8048 Shammah.
  14 H1732 And David H3996 was the youngest: H7969 and the three H1419 oldest H1980 followed H310 H7586 Saul.
  15 H1732 But David H1980 went H7725 and returned H7586 from Saul H7462 to feed H1 his father’s H6629 sheep H1035 at Bethlehem.
  16 H6430 And the Philistine H5066 drew near H7925 morning H6150 and evening, H3320 and presented H705 himself forty H3117 days.
  17 H3448 And Jesse H559 said H1732 to David H1121 his son, H3947 Take H4994 now H251 for your brothers H374 an ephah H2088 of this H7039 parched H2088 corn, and these H6235 ten H3899 loaves, H7323 and run H4264 to the camp H251 of your brothers;
  18 H935 And carry H428 these H6235 ten H2757 cheeses H2461 H8269 to the captain H505 of their thousand, H6485 and look H251 how your brothers H7965 fare, H3947 and take H6161 their pledge.
  19 H7586 Now Saul, H3605 and they, and all H376 the men H3478 of Israel, H6010 were in the valley H425 of Elah, H3898 fighting H6430 with the Philistines.
  20 H1732 And David H7925 rose H7925 up early H1242 in the morning, H5203 and left H6629 the sheep H8104 with a keeper, H5375 and took, H3212 and went, H3448 as Jesse H6680 had commanded H935 him; and he came H4570 to the trench, H2428 as the host H3318 was going H3318 forth H4634 to the fight, H7321 and shouted H4421 for the battle.
  21 H3478 For Israel H6430 and the Philistines H6186 had put the battle in array, H4634 army H7125 against H4634 army.
  22 H1732 And David H5203 left H3627 his carriage H3027 in the hand H8104 of the keeper H3627 of the carriage, H7323 and ran H4634 into the army, H935 and came H7592 and saluted H7965 H251 his brothers.
  23 H1696 And as he talked H2009 with them, behold, H5927 there came H376 up the champion, H1143 H6430 the Philistine H1661 of Gath, H1555 Goliath H8034 by name, H4630 out of the armies H6430 of the Philistines, H1696 and spoke H428 according to the same H1697 words: H1732 and David H8085 heard them.
  24 H3605 And all H376 the men H3478 of Israel, H7200 when they saw H376 the man, H5127 fled H3966 from him, and were sore H3372 afraid.
  25 H376 And the men H3478 of Israel H559 said, H7200 Have you seen H2088 this H376 man H5927 that is come H3588 up? surely H2778 to defy H3478 Israel H5927 is he come H376 up: and it shall be, that the man H834 who H5221 kills H4428 him, the king H6238 will enrich H1419 him with great H6239 riches, H5414 and will give H1323 him his daughter, H6213 and make H1 his father’s H1004 house H2670 free H3478 in Israel.
  26 H1732 And David H559 spoke H582 to the men H5975 that stood H559 by him, saying, H4100 What H6213 shall be done H376 to the man H5221 that kills H1975 this H6430 Philistine, H5493 and takes H2781 away the reproach H3478 from Israel? H4310 for who H2088 is this H6189 uncircumcised H6430 Philistine, H2778 that he should defy H4634 the armies H2416 of the living H430 God?
  27 H5971 And the people H559 answered H2088 him after this H1697 manner, H559 saying, H3541 So H6213 shall it be done H376 to the man H5221 that kills him.
  28 H446 And Eliab H1419 his oldest H251 brother H8085 heard H1696 when he spoke H582 to the men; H446 and Eliab’s H639 anger H2734 was kindled H1732 against David, H559 and he said, H4100 Why H3381 came H3381 you down H4310 here? and with whom H5203 have you left H2007 those H4592 few H6629 sheep H4057 in the wilderness? H3045 I know H2087 your pride, H7455 and the naughtiness H3824 of your heart; H3381 for you are come H3381 down H7200 that you might see H4421 the battle.
  29 H1732 And David H559 said, H4100 What H6258 have I now H6213 done? H1697 Is there not a cause?
  30 H5437 And he turned H413 from him toward H4136 H312 another, H559 and spoke H2088 after the same H1697 manner: H5971 and the people H7725 answered H1697 H7725 him again H7223 after the former H1697 manner.
  31 H1697 And when the words H8085 were heard H834 which H1732 David H1696 spoke, H5046 they rehearsed H6440 them before H7586 Saul: H3947 and he sent for him.
  32 H1732 And David H559 said H7586 to Saul, H408 Let no H120 man’s H3820 heart H5307 fail H5921 because H5650 of him; your servant H3212 will go H3898 and fight H2088 with this H6430 Philistine.
  33 H7586 And Saul H559 said H1732 to David, H3201 You are not able H3212 to go H413 against H2088 this H6430 Philistine H3898 to fight H5288 with him: for you are but a youth, H376 and he a man H4421 of war H5271 from his youth.
  34 H1732 And David H559 said H7586 to Saul, H5650 Your servant H7462 kept H1 his father’s H6629 sheep, H935 and there came H738 a lion, H1677 and a bear, H5375 and took H7716 a lamb H5739 out of the flock:
  35 H3318 And I went H310 out after H5221 him, and smote H5337 him, and delivered H6310 it out of his mouth: H6965 and when he arose H5921 against H2388 me, I caught H2206 him by his beard, H5221 and smote H4191 him, and slew him.
  36 H5650 Your servant H5221 slew H1571 both H738 the lion H1677 and the bear: H2088 and this H6189 uncircumcised H6430 Philistine H259 shall be as one H3588 of them, seeing H2778 he has defied H4634 the armies H2416 of the living H430 God.
  37 H1732 David H559 said H3068 moreover, The LORD H5337 that delivered H3027 me out of the paw H738 of the lion, H3027 and out of the paw H1677 of the bear, H5337 he will deliver H3027 me out of the hand H2088 of this H6430 Philistine. H7586 And Saul H559 said H1732 to David, H3212 Go, H3068 and the LORD be with you.
  38 H7586 And Saul H3847 armed H1732 David H4055 with his armor, H5414 and he put H6959 an helmet H5178 of brass H7218 on his head; H3847 also he armed H8302 him with a coat of mail.
  39 H1732 And David H2296 girded H2719 his sword H4055 on his armor, H2974 and he assayed H3212 to go; H5254 for he had not proved H1732 it. And David H559 said H7586 to Saul, H3808 I cannot H3212 go H428 with these; H5254 for I have not proved H1732 them. And David H5493 put H5921 them off him.
  40 H3947 And he took H4731 his staff H3027 in his hand, H977 and chose H2568 him five H2512 smooth H68 stones H5158 out of the brook, H7760 and put H7462 them in a shepherd’s H3627 bag H834 which H3219 he had, even in a money; H7050 and his sling H3027 was in his hand: H5066 and he drew near H6430 to the Philistine.
  41 H6430 And the Philistine H3212 came H7126 on and drew near H1732 to David; H376 and the man H5375 that bore H6793 the shield H6440 went before him.
  42 H6430 And when the Philistine H5027 looked H5027 about, H7200 and saw H1732 David, H959 he disdained H5288 him: for he was but a youth, H132 and ruddy, H3303 and of a fair H4758 countenance.
  43 H6430 And the Philistine H559 said H1732 to David, H3611 Am I a dog, H935 that you come H4731 to me with staves? H6430 And the Philistine H7043 cursed H1732 David H430 by his gods.
  44 H6430 And the Philistine H559 said H1732 to David, H3212 Come H5414 to me, and I will give H1320 your flesh H5775 to the fowls H8064 of the air, H929 and to the beasts H7704 of the field.
  45 H559 Then said H1732 David H6430 to the Philistine, H935 You come H2719 to me with a sword, H2595 and with a spear, H3591 and with a shield: H935 but I come H8034 to you in the name H3068 of the LORD H6635 of hosts, H430 the God H4634 of the armies H3478 of Israel, H834 whom H2778 you have defied.
  46 H2088 This H3117 day H3068 will the LORD H5462 deliver H3027 you into my hand; H5221 and I will smite H5493 you, and take H7218 your head H5414 from you; and I will give H6297 the carcasses H4264 of the host H6430 of the Philistines H2088 this H3117 day H5775 to the fowls H8064 of the air, H2416 and to the wild H2416 beasts H776 of the earth; H3605 that all H776 the earth H3045 may know H430 that there is a God H3478 in Israel.
  47 H3605 And all H2088 this H6951 assembly H3045 shall know H3068 that the LORD H3467 saves H2719 not with sword H2595 and spear: H4421 for the battle H3068 is the LORD’s, H5414 and he will give H3027 you into our hands.
  48 H1961 And it came H3588 to pass, when H6430 the Philistine H6965 arose, H3212 and came, H7126 and drew near H7125 to meet H1732 David, H1732 that David H4116 hastened, H7323 and ran H4634 toward the army H7125 to meet H6430 the Philistine.
  49 H1732 And David H7971 put H3027 his hand H3627 in his bag, H3947 and took H8033 there H68 a stone, H7049 and slang H5221 it, and smote H6430 the Philistine H4696 in his forehead, H68 that the stone H2883 sunk H4696 into his forehead; H5307 and he fell H6440 on his face H776 to the earth.
  50 H1732 So David H2388 prevailed H4480 over H6430 the Philistine H7050 with a sling H68 and with a stone, H5221 and smote H6430 the Philistine, H4191 and slew H369 him; but there was no H2719 sword H3027 in the hand H1732 of David.
  51 H1732 Therefore David H7323 ran, H5975 and stood H6430 on the Philistine, H3947 and took H2719 his sword, H8025 and drew H8593 it out of the sheath H4191 thereof, and slew H3772 him, and cut H7218 off his head H6430 therewith. And when the Philistines H7200 saw H1368 their champion H4191 was dead, H5127 they fled.
  52 H582 And the men H3478 of Israel H3063 and of Judah H6965 arose, H7321 and shouted, H7291 and pursued H6430 the Philistines, H5704 until H935 you come H1516 to the valley, H8179 and to the gates H6138 of Ekron. H2491 And the wounded H6430 of the Philistines H5307 fell H1870 down by the way H8189 to Shaaraim, H1661 even to Gath, H6138 and to Ekron.
  53 H1121 And the children H3478 of Israel H7725 returned H1814 from chasing H310 after H6430 the Philistines, H8155 and they spoiled H4264 their tents.
  54 H1732 And David H3947 took H7218 the head H6430 of the Philistine, H935 and brought H3389 it to Jerusalem; H7760 but he put H3627 his armor H168 in his tent.
  55 H7586 And when Saul H7200 saw H1732 David H3318 go H3318 forth H7125 against H6430 the Philistine, H559 he said H74 to Abner, H8269 the captain H6635 of the host, H74 Abner, H4310 whose H1121 son H2088 is this H5288 youth? H74 And Abner H559 said, H5315 As your soul H2416 lives, H4428 O king, H518 I cannot H3045 tell.
  56 H4428 And the king H559 said, H7592 Inquire H4310 you whose H1121 son H5958 the stripling is.
  57 H1732 And as David H7725 returned H5221 from the slaughter H6430 of the Philistine, H74 Abner H3947 took H935 him, and brought H6440 him before H7586 Saul H7218 with the head H6430 of the Philistine H3027 in his hand.
  58 H7586 And Saul H559 said H4310 to him, Whose H1121 son H5288 are you, you young H1732 man? And David H559 answered, H1121 I am the son H5650 of your servant H3448 Jesse H1022 the Bethlehemite.