The LORD who delivered1 me from the paw of the lion2 and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go, and the LORD be with3 you."
Then Saul dressed David in his own4 tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head.
David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. "I cannot go in these," he said to Saul, "because I am not used to them." So he took them off.
Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd's bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.
Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer5 in front of him, kept coming closer to David.
He looked David over and saw that he was only a boy, ruddy and handsome,6 and he despised7 him.
He said to David, "Am I a dog,8 that you come at me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
"Come here," he said, "and I'll give your flesh to the birds of the air9 and the beasts of the field!10"
David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin,11 but I come against you in the name12 of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.1346
This day the LORD will hand14 you over to me, and I'll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses15 of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world16 will know that there is a God in Israel.1747
All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword18 or spear that the LORD saves;19 for the battle20 is the LORD's, and he will give all of you into our hands."