1 Samuel 17

  1 H6430 Now the Philistines H622 [H8799] gathered together H4264 their armies H4421 to battle H622 [H8735] , and were gathered together H7755 at Shochoh H3063 , which belongeth to Judah H2583 [H8799] , and encamped H7755 between Shochoh H5825 and Azekah H658 , in Ephesdammim.
  2 H7586 And Saul H376 and the men H3478 of Israel H622 [H8738] were gathered together H2583 [H8799] , and encamped H6010 by the valley H425 of Elah H4421 , and they set the battle H6186 [H8799] in array H7125 [H8800] against H6430 the Philistines.
  3 H6430 And the Philistines H5975 [H8802] stood H2022 on a mountain H3478 on the one side, and Israel H5975 [H8802] stood H2022 on a mountain H1516 on the other side: and there was a valley between them.
  4 H3318 [H8799] And there went out H376 H1143 a champion H4264 from 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 upon his head H3847 [H8803] , 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 upon his legs H3591 , and a gorget H5178 of brass H3802 between his shoulders.
  7 H6086 H2671 [H8675] And the staff H2595 of his spear H707 [H8802] 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 [H8802] : and one bearing H6793 a shield H1980 [H8802] went H6440 before him.
  8 H5975 [H8799] And he stood H7121 [H8799] and cried H4634 to the armies H3478 of Israel H559 [H8799] , and said H3318 [H8799] to them, Why have ye come out H4421 to set your battle H6186 [H8800] in array H6430 ? am not I a Philistine H5650 , and ye servants H7586 to Saul H1262 [H8798] ? choose H376 for yourselves a man H3381 [H8799] for you, and let him come down to me.
  9 H3201 [H8799] If he shall be able H3898 [H8736] to fight H5221 [H8689] with me, and to kill H5650 me, then will we be your servants H3201 [H8799] : but if I shall prevail H5221 [H8689] against him, and kill H5650 him, then shall ye be our servants H5647 [H8804] , and serve us.
  10 H6430 And the Philistine H559 [H8799] said H2778 [H8765] , I defy H4634 the armies H3478 of Israel H3117 this day H5414 [H8798] ; give H376 me a man H3898 [H8735] , that we may fight H3162 together.
  11 H7586 When Saul H3478 and all Israel H8085 [H8799] heard H1697 those words H6430 of the Philistine H2865 [H8735] , they were dismayed H3966 , and greatly H3372 [H8799] afraid.
  12 H1732 Now David H1121 was the son H376 H673 of that Ephrathite H1035 H3063 of Bethlehemjudah H8034 , whose name H3448 was Jesse H8083 ; and he had eight H1121 sons H376 : and the man H935 [H8804] went H582 among men H2204 [H8804] for an old man H3117 in the days H7586 of Saul.
  13 H7969 And the three H1419 eldest H1121 sons H3448 of Jesse H3212 [H8799] went H310 and followed H7586 Saul H4421 to the battle H8034 : and the names H7969 of his three H1121 sons H1980 [H8804] 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 H6996 was the youngest H7969 : and the three H1419 eldest H1980 H310 [H8804] followed H7586 Saul.
  15 H1732 But David H1980 [H8802] went H7725 [H8802] and returned H7586 from Saul H7462 [H8800] to feed H1 his father's H6629 sheep H1035 at Bethlehem.
  16 H6430 And the Philistine H5066 [H8799] drew near H7925 [H8687] morning H6150 [H8687] and evening H3320 [H8691] , and presented H705 himself forty H3117 days.
  17 H3448 And Jesse H559 [H8799] said H1732 to David H1121 his son H3947 [H8798] , Take H251 now for thy brethren H374 an ephah H2088 of this H7039 roasted H6235 grain, and these ten H3899 loaves H7323 [H8685] , and run H4264 to the camp H251 to thy brethren;
  18 H935 [H8686] And carry H6235 these ten H2461 H2757 cheeses H8269 to the captain H505 of their thousand H6485 [H8799] , and see H251 how thy brethren H7965 fare H3947 [H8799] , and take H6161 their pledge.
  19 H7586 Now Saul H376 , and they, and all the men H3478 of Israel H6010 , were in the valley H425 of Elah H3898 [H8737] , fighting H6430 with the Philistines.
  20 H1732 And David H7925 [H8686] rose early H1242 in the morning H5203 [H8799] , and left H6629 the sheep H8104 [H8802] with a keeper H5375 [H8799] , and took H3212 [H8799] , and went H3448 , as Jesse H6680 [H8765] had commanded H935 [H8799] him; and he came H4570 to the trench H2428 , as the host H3318 [H8802] was going forth H4634 to the fight H7321 [H8689] , and shouted H4421 for the battle.
  21 H3478 For Israel H6430 and the Philistines H6186 [H8799] had put the battle in array H4634 , army H7125 [H8800] against H4634 army.
  22 H1732 And David H5203 [H8799] left H3627 his baggage H3027 in the hand H8104 [H8802] of the keeper H3627 of the baggage H7323 [H8799] , and ran H4634 into the army H935 [H8799] , and came H7592 H7965 [H8799] and greeted H251 his brethren.
  23 H1696 [H8764] And as he talked H5927 [H8802] with them, behold, there came up H376 H1143 the champion H6430 , the Philistine H1661 of Gath H1555 , Goliath H8034 by name H4634 H4630 [H8675] , from the armies H6430 of the Philistines H1696 [H8762] , and spoke H428 according to the same H1697 words H1732 : and David H8085 [H8799] heard them.
  24 H376 And all the men H3478 of Israel H7200 [H8800] , when they saw H376 the man H5127 [H8799] , fled H6440 from him H3966 , and were exceedingly H3372 [H8799] afraid.
  25 H376 And the men H3478 of Israel H559 [H8799] said H7200 [H8804] , Have ye seen H376 this man H5927 [H8802] that hath come up H2778 [H8763] ? surely to defy H3478 Israel H5927 [H8802] hath he come H376 : and it shall be, that the man H5221 [H8686] who shall kill H4428 him, the king H6238 [H8686] will enrich H1419 him with great H6239 riches H5414 [H8799] , and will give H1323 him his daughter H6213 [H8799] , and make H1 his father's H1004 house H2670 free H3478 in Israel.
  26 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] spoke H582 to the men H5975 [H8802] that stood H559 [H8800] by him, saying H6213 [H8735] , What shall be done H376 to the man H5221 [H8686] that killeth H1975 this H6430 Philistine H5493 [H8689] , and taketh away H2781 the reproach H3478 from Israel H6189 ? for who is this uncircumcised H6430 Philistine H2778 [H8765] , that he should defy H4634 the armies H2416 of the living H430 God?
  27 H5971 And the people H559 [H8799] answered H1697 him after this manner H559 [H8800] , saying H6213 [H8735] , So shall it be done H376 to the man H5221 [H8686] that killeth him.
  28 H446 And Eliab H1419 his eldest H251 brother H8085 [H8799] heard H1696 [H8763] when he spoke H582 to the men H446 ; and Eliab's H639 anger H2734 [H8799] was kindled H1732 against David H559 [H8799] , and he said H3381 [H8804] , Why camest thou down H5203 [H8804] here? and with whom hast thou left H2007 those H4592 few H6629 sheep H4057 in the wilderness H3045 [H8804] ? I know H2087 thy pride H7455 , and the naughtiness H3824 of thy heart H3381 [H8804] ; for thou art come down H7200 [H8800] that thou mayest see H4421 the battle.
  29 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H6213 [H8804] , What have I now done H1697 ? Is there not a cause?
  30 H5437 [H8735] And he turned H681 from him H4136 toward H312 another H559 [H8799] , and spoke H1697 after the same manner H5971 : and the people H1697 answered H7725 [H8686] him again H7223 after the former H1697 manner.
  31 H1697 And when the words H8085 [H8735] were heard H1732 which David H1696 [H8765] spoke H5046 [H8686] , they reported H6440 them before H7586 Saul H3947 [H8799] : and he sent for him.
  32 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H7586 to Saul H120 , Let no man's H3820 heart H5307 [H8799] fail H5650 because of him; thy servant H3212 [H8799] will go H3898 [H8738] and fight H6430 with this Philistine.
  33 H7586 And Saul H559 [H8799] said H1732 to David H3201 [H8799] , Thou art not able H3212 [H8800] to go H6430 against this Philistine H3898 [H8736] to fight H5288 with him: for thou art but a youth H376 , and he a man H4421 of war H5271 from his youth.
  34 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H7586 to Saul H5650 , Thy servant H7462 [H8802] kept H1 his father's H6629 sheep H935 [H8804] , and there came H738 a lion H1677 , and a bear H5375 [H8804] , and took H7716 H2089 [H8675] a lamb H5739 out of the flock:
  35 H3318 [H8804] And I went H310 after H5221 [H8689] him, and smote H5337 [H8689] him, and delivered H6310 it out of his mouth H6965 [H8799] : and when he arose H2388 [H8689] against me, I caught H2206 him by his beard H5221 [H8689] , and smote H4191 [H8689] him, and slew him.
  36 H5650 Thy servant H5221 [H8689] slew H738 both the lion H1677 and the bear H6189 : and this uncircumcised H6430 Philistine H259 shall be as one H2778 [H8765] of them, seeing he hath defied H4634 the armies H2416 of the living H430 God.
  37 H1732 David H559 [H8799] said H3068 moreover, The LORD H5337 [H8689] that delivered H3027 me out of the paw H738 of the lion H3027 , and out of the paw H1677 of the bear H5337 [H8686] , he will deliver H3027 me out of the hand H6430 of this Philistine H7586 . And Saul H559 [H8799] said H1732 to David H3212 [H8798] , Go H3068 , and the LORD be with thee.
  38 H7586 And Saul H3847 [H8686] armed H1732 David H4055 with his armour H5414 [H8804] , and he put H6959 an helmet H5178 of brass H7218 upon his head H3847 [H8686] ; also he armed H8302 him with a coat of mail.
  39 H1732 And David H2296 [H8799] girded H2719 his sword H4055 upon his armour H2974 [H8686] , and he tried H3212 [H8800] to go H5254 [H8765] ; for he had not proved H1732 it. And David H559 [H8799] said H7586 to Saul H3201 [H8799] , I cannot H3212 [H8800] go H5254 [H8765] with these; for I have not proved H1732 them. And David H5493 [H8686] put them off from him.
  40 H3947 [H8799] And he took H4731 his staff H3027 in his hand H977 [H8799] , and chose H2568 for himself five H2512 smooth H68 stones H5158 out of the brook H7760 [H8799] , and put H7462 [H8802] them in a shepherd's H3627 bag H3219 which he had, even in a bag H7050 ; and his sling H3027 was in his hand H5066 [H8799] : and he drew near H6430 to the Philistine.
  41 H6430 And the Philistine H3212 H1980 [H8799] advanced H7131 and drew near H1732 to David H376 ; and the man H5375 [H8802] that bore H6793 the shield H6440 went before him.
  42 H6430 And when the Philistine H5027 [H8686] looked about H7200 [H8799] , and saw H1732 David H959 [H8799] , he disdained H5288 him: for he was a youth H132 , and ruddy H3303 , and of a fair H4758 countenance.
  43 H6430 And the Philistine H559 [H8799] said H1732 to David H3611 , Am I a dog H935 [H8802] , that thou comest H4731 to me with staffs H6430 ? And the Philistine H7043 [H8762] cursed H1732 David H430 by his gods.
  44 H6430 And the Philistine H559 [H8799] said H1732 to David H3212 [H8798] , Come H5414 [H8799] to me, and I will give H1320 thy flesh H5775 to the fowls H8064 of the air H929 , and to the beasts H7704 of the field.
  45 H559 [H8799] Then said H1732 David H6430 to the Philistine H935 [H8802] , Thou comest H2719 to me with a sword H2595 , and with a spear H3591 , and with a shield H935 [H8802] : but I come H8034 to thee in the name H3068 of the LORD H6635 of hosts H430 , the God H4634 of the armies H3478 of Israel H2778 [H8765] , whom thou hast defied.
  46 H3117 This day H3068 will the LORD H5462 [H8762] deliver H3027 thee into my hand H5221 [H8689] ; and I will smite H5493 [H8689] thee, and take H7218 thy head H5414 [H8804] from thee; and I will give H6297 the dead bodies H4264 of the host H6430 of the Philistines H3117 this day H5775 to the fowls H8064 of the air H2416 , and to the wild beasts H776 of the earth H776 ; that all the earth H3045 [H8799] may know H3426 that there is H430 a God H3478 in Israel.
  47 H6951 And all this assembly H3045 [H8799] shall know H3068 that the LORD H3467 [H8686] saveth H2719 not with sword H2595 and spear H4421 : for the battle H3068 is the LORD'S H5414 [H8804] , and he will give H3027 you into our hands.
  48 H6430 And it came to pass, when the Philistine H6965 [H8804] arose H3212 [H8799] , and came H7126 [H8799] and drew near H7125 [H8800] to meet H1732 David H1732 , that David H4116 [H8762] hasted H7323 [H8799] , and ran H4634 toward the army H7125 [H8800] to meet H6430 the Philistine.
  49 H1732 And David H7971 [H8799] put H3027 his hand H3627 in his bag H3947 [H8799] , and took H68 from there a stone H7049 [H8762] , and slung H5221 [H8686] it with his sling, and smote H6430 the Philistine H4696 in his forehead H68 , that the stone H2883 [H8799] sunk H4696 into his forehead H5307 [H8799] ; and he fell H6440 upon his face H776 to the earth.
  50 H1732 So David H2388 [H8799] prevailed H4480 over H6430 the Philistine H7050 with a sling H68 and with a stone H5221 [H8686] , and smote H6430 the Philistine H4191 [H8686] , and slew H2719 him; but there was no sword H3027 in the hand H1732 of David.
  51 H1732 Therefore David H7323 [H8799] ran H5975 [H8799] , and stood H6430 upon the Philistine H3947 [H8799] , and took H2719 his sword H8025 [H8799] , and drew H8593 it out of its sheath H4191 [H8787] , and slew H3772 [H8799] him, and cut off H7218 his head H6430 with it. And when the Philistines H7200 [H8799] saw H1368 their champion H4191 [H8804] was dead H5127 [H8799] , they fled.
  52 H582 And the men H3478 of Israel H3063 and of Judah H6965 [H8799] arose H7321 [H8686] , and shouted H7291 [H8799] , and pursued H6430 the Philistines H935 [H8800] , to the entrance H1516 of the valley H8179 , and to the gates H6138 of Ekron H2491 . And the wounded H6430 of the Philistines H5307 [H8799] fell down H1870 by the way H8189 to Shaaraim H1661 , even to Gath H6138 , and to Ekron.
  53 H1121 And the children H3478 of Israel H7725 [H8799] returned H1814 H310 [H8800] from chasing H6430 the Philistines H8155 [H8799] , and they plundered H4264 their tents.
  54 H1732 And David H3947 [H8799] took H7218 the head H6430 of the Philistine H935 [H8686] , and brought H3389 it to Jerusalem H7760 [H8804] ; but he put H3627 his armour H168 in his tent.
  55 H7586 And when Saul H7200 [H8800] saw H1732 David H3318 [H8802] go forth H7125 [H8800] against H6430 the Philistine H559 [H8804] , he said H74 to Abner H8269 , the captain H6635 of the host H74 , Abner H1121 , whose son H5288 is this youth H74 ? And Abner H559 [H8799] said H5315 , As thy soul H2416 liveth H4428 , O king H518 , I cannot H3045 [H8804] tell.
  56 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H7592 [H8798] , Enquire H1121 thou whose son H5958 the stripling is.
  57 H1732 And as David H7725 [H8800] returned H5221 [H8687] from the slaughter H6430 of the Philistine H74 , Abner H3947 [H8799] took H935 [H8686] 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 [H8799] said H1121 to him, Whose son H5288 art thou, thou young man H1732 ? And David H559 [H8799] answered H1121 , I am the son H5650 of thy servant H3448 Jesse H1022 the Bethlehemite.