Bible VersionsNAS1 Samuel 4:9-10; 1 Samuel 8:20; 1 Samuel 12:9; 1 Samuel 13:5; 1 Samuel 14:47; 1 Samuel 15:18; 1 Samuel 17:9-10; 1 Samuel 17:19; 1 Samuel 17:32-33; 1 Samuel 18:17; 1 Samuel 19:8; 1 Samuel 23:1; 1 Samuel 23:5; 1 Samuel 25:28; 1 Samuel 28:1; 1 Samuel 28:15; 1 Samuel 29:8; 1 Samuel 31:1
1 Samuel 4:9-10; 1 Samuel 8:20; 1 Samuel 12:9; 1 Samuel 13:5; 1 Samuel 14:47; 1 Samuel 15:18; 1 Samuel 17:9-10; 1 Samuel 17:19; 1 Samuel 17:32-33; 1 Samuel 18:17; 1 Samuel 19:8; 1 Samuel 23:1; 1 Samuel 23:5; 1 Samuel 25:28; 1 Samuel 28:1; 1 Samuel 28:15; 1 Samuel 29:8; 1 Samuel 31:1 (New American Standard)
"Take courage and be men, O Philistines, or you will become slaves to the Hebrews, as they have been slaves to you; therefore, be men and fight."
So the Philistines fought and Israel was defeated, and every man fled to his tent ; and the slaughter was very great, for there fell of Israel thirty thousand foot soldiers.
"But they forgot the LORD their God, so He sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the army of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.
Now the Philistines assembled to fight with Israel, 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemen, and people like the sand which is on the seashore in abundance ; and they came up and camped in Michmash, east of Beth-aven.
Now when Saul had taken the kingdom over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, the sons of Ammon, Edom, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines ; and wherever he turned, he inflicted punishment.
"If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will become your servants ; but if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall become our servants and serve us."
Again the Philistine said, "I defy the ranks of Israel this day ; give me a man that we may fight together."
David said to Saul, "Let no man's heart fail on account of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine."
Then Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth while he has been a warrior from his youth."
Then Saul said to David, "Here is my older daughter Merab ; I will give her to you as a wife, only be a valiant man for me and fight the LORD'S battles." For Saul thought, "My hand shall not be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him."
"Please forgive the transgression of your maidservant ; for the LORD will certainly make for my lord an enduring house, because my lord is fighting the battles of the LORD, and evil will not be found in you all your days.
Now it came about in those days that the Philistines gathered their armed camps for war, to fight against Israel. And Achish said to David, "Know assuredly that you will go out with me in the camp, you and your men."
Then Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" And Saul answered, "I am greatly distressed ; for the Philistines are waging war against me, and God has departed from me and no longer answers me, either through prophets or by dreams ; therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do."
David said to Achish, "But what have I done ? And what have you found in your servant from the day when I came before you to this day, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king ?"