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1 Samuel 17

NIV 1 Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled at Socoh in Judah. They pitched camp at Ephes Dammim, between Socoh and Azekah. NIV 1 Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled at Socoh in Judah. They pitched camp at Ephes Dammim, between Socoh and Azekah. NIV 2 Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah and drew up their battle line to meet the Philistines. NIV 2 Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah and drew up their battle line to meet the Philistines. NIV 3 The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them. NIV 3 The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them. NIV 4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. He was over nine feet tall. NIV 4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. He was over nine feet tall. NIV 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; NIV 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; NIV 6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. NIV 6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. NIV 7 His spear shaft was like a weaver's rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer went ahead of him. NIV 7 His spear shaft was like a weaver's rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer went ahead of him. NIV 8 Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, "Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. NIV 8 Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, "Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. NIV 9 If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us." NIV 9 If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us." NIV 10 Then the Philistine said, "This day I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other." NIV 10 Then the Philistine said, "This day I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other." NIV 11 On hearing the Philistine's words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. NIV 11 On hearing the Philistine's words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. NIV 12 Now David was the son of an Ephrathite named Jesse, who was from Bethlehem in Judah. Jesse had eight sons, and in Saul's time he was old and well advanced in years. NIV 12 Now David was the son of an Ephrathite named Jesse, who was from Bethlehem in Judah. Jesse had eight sons, and in Saul's time he was old and well advanced in years. NIV 13 Jesse's three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab; the second, Abinadab; and the third, Shammah. NIV 13 Jesse's three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab; the second, Abinadab; and the third, Shammah. NIV 14 David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, NIV 14 David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, NIV 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father's sheep at Bethlehem. NIV 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father's sheep at Bethlehem. NIV 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand. NIV 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand. NIV 17 Now Jesse said to his son David, "Take this ephah of roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp. NIV 17 Now Jesse said to his son David, "Take this ephah of roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp. NIV 18 Take along these ten cheeses to the commander of their unit. See how your brothers are and bring back some assurance from them. NIV 18 Take along these ten cheeses to the commander of their unit. See how your brothers are and bring back some assurance from them. NIV 19 They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines." NIV 19 They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines." NIV 20 Early in the morning David left the flock with a shepherd, loaded up and set out, as Jesse had directed. He reached the camp as the army was going out to its battle positions, shouting the war cry. NIV 20 Early in the morning David left the flock with a shepherd, loaded up and set out, as Jesse had directed. He reached the camp as the army was going out to its battle positions, shouting the war cry. NIV 21 Israel and the Philistines were drawing up their lines facing each other. NIV 21 Israel and the Philistines were drawing up their lines facing each other. NIV 22 David left his things with the keeper of supplies, ran to the battle lines and greeted his brothers. NIV 22 David left his things with the keeper of supplies, ran to the battle lines and greeted his brothers. NIV 23 As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, stepped out from his lines and shouted his usual defiance, and David heard it. NIV 23 As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, stepped out from his lines and shouted his usual defiance, and David heard it. NIV 24 When the Israelites saw the man, they all ran from him in great fear. NIV 24 When the Israelites saw the man, they all ran from him in great fear. NIV 25 Now the Israelites had been saying, "Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out to defy Israel. The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter in marriage and will exempt his father's family from taxes in Israel." NIV 25 Now the Israelites had been saying, "Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out to defy Israel. The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter in marriage and will exempt his father's family from taxes in Israel." NIV 26 David asked the men standing near him, "What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?" NIV 26 David asked the men standing near him, "What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?" NIV 27 They repeated to him what they had been saying and told him, "This is what will be done for the man who kills him." NIV 27 They repeated to him what they had been saying and told him, "This is what will be done for the man who kills him." NIV 28 When Eliab, David's oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, "Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the desert? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle." NIV 28 When Eliab, David's oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, "Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the desert? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle." NIV 29 "Now what have I done?" said David. "Can't I even speak?" NIV 29 "Now what have I done?" said David. "Can't I even speak?" NIV 30 He then turned away to someone else and brought up the same matter, and the men answered him as before. NIV 30 He then turned away to someone else and brought up the same matter, and the men answered him as before. NIV 31 What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, and Saul sent for him. NIV 31 What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, and Saul sent for him. NIV 32 David said to Saul, "Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him." NIV 32 David said to Saul, "Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him." NIV 33 Saul replied, "You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a boy, and he has been a fighting man from his youth." NIV 33 Saul replied, "You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a boy, and he has been a fighting man from his youth." NIV 34 But David said to Saul, "Your servant has been keeping his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, NIV 34 But David said to Saul, "Your servant has been keeping his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, NIV 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. NIV 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. NIV 36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. NIV 36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. NIV 37 The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go, and the LORD be with you." NIV 37 The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go, and the LORD be with you." NIV 38 Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. NIV 38 Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. NIV 39 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. NIV 39 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. NIV 40 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. NIV 40 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. NIV 41 Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. NIV 41 Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. NIV 42 He looked David over and saw that he was only a boy, ruddy and handsome, and he despised him. NIV 42 He looked David over and saw that he was only a boy, ruddy and handsome, and he despised him. NIV 43 He said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. NIV 43 He said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. NIV 44 "Come here," he said, "and I'll give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!" NIV 44 "Come here," he said, "and I'll give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!" NIV 45 David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. NIV 45 David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. NIV 46 This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I'll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. NIV 46 This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I'll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. NIV 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give all of you into our hands." NIV 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give all of you into our hands." NIV 48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. NIV 48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. NIV 49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. NIV 49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. NIV 50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. NIV 50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. NIV 51 David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine's sword and drew it from the scabbard. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran. NIV 51 David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine's sword and drew it from the scabbard. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran. NIV 52 Then the men of Israel and Judah surged forward with a shout and pursued the Philistines to the entrance of Gath and to the gates of Ekron. Their dead were strewn along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron. NIV 52 Then the men of Israel and Judah surged forward with a shout and pursued the Philistines to the entrance of Gath and to the gates of Ekron. Their dead were strewn along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron. NIV 53 When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp. NIV 53 When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp. NIV 54 David took the Philistine's head and brought it to Jerusalem, and he put the Philistine's weapons in his own tent. NIV 54 David took the Philistine's head and brought it to Jerusalem, and he put the Philistine's weapons in his own tent. NIV 55 As Saul watched David going out to meet the Philistine, he said to Abner, commander of the army, "Abner, whose son is that young man?" Abner replied, "As surely as you live, O king, I don't know." NIV 55 As Saul watched David going out to meet the Philistine, he said to Abner, commander of the army, "Abner, whose son is that young man?" Abner replied, "As surely as you live, O king, I don't know." NIV 56 The king said, "Find out whose son this young man is." NIV 56 The king said, "Find out whose son this young man is." NIV 57 As soon as David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with David still holding the Philistine's head. NIV 57 As soon as David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with David still holding the Philistine's head. NIV 58 "Whose son are you, young man?" Saul asked him. David said, "I am the son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem." NIV 58 "Whose son are you, young man?" Saul asked him. David said, "I am the son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem."