|Overview - 1 Samuel 17|
|1||The armies of the Israelites and Philistines being ready to battle,|
|4||Goliath challenges a combat.|
|12||David, sent by his father to visit his brethren, takes the challenge.|
|28||Eliab chides him.|
|30||He is brought to Saul;|
|32||shews the reason of his confidence;|
|38||and slays the giant.|
|55||Saul takes notice of David.|
1 Samuel 17:44 (King James Version)
And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
- Come to me
- 1 Kings 20:10 1 Kings 20:11 ; Proverbs 18:12 ; Ecclesiastes 9:11 Ecclesiastes 9:12 ; Jeremiah 9:23 ; Ezekiel 28:2 Ezekiel 28:9 Ezekiel 28:10
- Ezekiel 39:17-20
- I will give
- Parallel instances of vaunting occur in some writers of a more recent date:--The conspirators against the emperor Maximinus having slain him, his son, and several of his best friends, threw out their bodies to be devoured by dogs and the fowls of the air. This custom appears to have been frequently threatened; and, however shocking to human feelings, was often carried into effect.