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 bearer1 in front of him, kept coming closer to David.
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He looked David over and saw that he was only a boy, ruddy and handsome,2 and he despised3 him.
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He said to David, "Am I a dog,4 that you come at me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
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"Come here," he said, "and I'll give your flesh to the birds of the air5 and the beasts of the field!6"
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David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin,7 but I come against you in the name8 of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.9
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This day the LORD will hand10 you over to me, and I'll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses11 of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world12 will know that there is a God in Israel.13
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All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword14 or spear that the LORD saves;15 for the battle16 is the LORD's, and he will give all of you into our hands."
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