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1 Samuel 17

RSV 1 Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle; and they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Aze'kah, in E'phes-dam'mim. 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. RSV 2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against 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. RSV 3 And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with a valley between them. NIV 3 The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them. RSV 4 And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. NIV 4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. He was over nine feet tall. RSV 5 He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. NIV 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; RSV 6 And he had greaves of bronze upon his legs, and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. NIV 6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. RSV 7 And the shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam, and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron; and his shield-bearer went before 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. RSV 8 He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, "Why have you come out to draw up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let 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. RSV 9 If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants; but if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants 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." RSV 10 And the Philistine said, "I defy the ranks of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together." NIV 10 Then the Philistine said, "This day I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other." RSV 11 When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid. NIV 11 On hearing the Philistine's words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. RSV 12 Now David was the son of an Eph'rathite of Bethlehem in Judah, named Jesse, who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and 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. RSV 13 The three eldest sons of Jesse had followed Saul to the battle; and the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eli'ab the first-born, and next to him Abin'adab, 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. RSV 14 David was the youngest; the three eldest followed Saul, NIV 14 David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, RSV 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem. NIV 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father's sheep at Bethlehem. RSV 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward and took his stand, morning and evening. NIV 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand. RSV 17 And Jesse said to David his son, "Take for your brothers an ephah of this parched grain, and these ten loaves, and carry them quickly to the camp to your brothers; 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. RSV 18 also take these ten cheeses to the commander of their thousand. See how your brothers fare, and bring some token 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. RSV 19 Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines. NIV 19 They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines." RSV 20 And David rose early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took the provisions, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the encampment as the host was going forth to the battle line, 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. RSV 21 And Israel and the Philistines drew up for battle, army against army. NIV 21 Israel and the Philistines were drawing up their lines facing each other. RSV 22 And David left the things in charge of the keeper of the baggage, and ran to the ranks, and went and greeted his brothers. NIV 22 David left his things with the keeper of supplies, ran to the battle lines and greeted his brothers. RSV 23 As he talked with them, behold, the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, came up out of the ranks of the Philistines, and spoke the same words as before. And David heard him. 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. RSV 24 All the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were much afraid. NIV 24 When the Israelites saw the man, they all ran from him in great fear. RSV 25 And the men of Israel said, "Have you seen this man who has come up? Surely he has come up to defy Israel; and the man who kills him, the king will enrich with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free 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." RSV 26 And David said to the men who stood by him, "What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine, and takes away the reproach from Israel? For 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?" RSV 27 And the people answered him in the same way, "So shall it be done to 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." RSV 28 Now Eli'ab his eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eli'ab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, "Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your presumption, and the evil of your heart; for you have come down to see 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." RSV 29 And David said, "What have I done now? Was it not but a word?" NIV 29 "Now what have I done?" said David. "Can't I even speak?" RSV 30 And he turned away from him toward another, and spoke in the same way; and the people answered him again as before. NIV 30 He then turned away to someone else and brought up the same matter, and the men answered him as before. RSV 31 When the words which David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul; and he sent for him. NIV 31 What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, and Saul sent for him. RSV 32 And David said to Saul, "Let no man's heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine." NIV 32 David said to Saul, "Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him." RSV 33 And Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war 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." RSV 34 But David said to Saul, "Your servant used to keep sheep for his father; and when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb 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, RSV 35 I went after him and smote him and delivered it out of his mouth; and if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him and killed him. 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. RSV 36 Your servant has killed both lions and bears; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, seeing 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. RSV 37 And David said, "The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." And 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." RSV 38 Then Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a helmet of bronze on his head, and clothed him with a coat of mail. 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. RSV 39 And David girded his sword over his armor, and he tried in vain to go, for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul, "I cannot go with these; for I am not used to them." And David put 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. RSV 40 Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in his shepherd's bag or wallet; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to 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. RSV 41 And the Philistine came on and drew near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him. NIV 41 Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. RSV 42 And when the Philistine looked, and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, ruddy and comely in appearance. NIV 42 He looked David over and saw that he was only a boy, ruddy and handsome, and he despised him. RSV 43 And the Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to 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. RSV 44 The Philistine said to David, "Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to 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!" RSV 45 Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin; but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, 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. RSV 46 This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down, and cut off your head; and I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may 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. RSV 47 and that all this assembly may know that the LORD saves not with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD'S and he will give you into our hand." 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." RSV 48 When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. NIV 48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. RSV 49 And David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone, and slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead; the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to 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. RSV 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine, and killed him; there was no sword in the hand of David. 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. RSV 51 Then David ran and stood over the Philistine, and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath, and killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. 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. RSV 52 And the men of Israel and Judah rose with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as Gath and the gates of Ekron, so that the wounded Philistines fell on the way from Sha-ara'im as far as 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. RSV 53 And the Israelites came back from chasing the Philistines, and they plundered their camp. NIV 53 When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp. RSV 54 And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armor in his 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. RSV 55 When Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, "Abner, whose son is this youth?" And Abner said, "As your soul lives, O king, I cannot tell." 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." RSV 56 And the king said, "Inquire whose son the stripling is." NIV 56 The king said, "Find out whose son this young man is." RSV 57 And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand. 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. RSV 58 And Saul said to him, "Whose son are you, young man?" And David answered, "I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite." NIV 58 "Whose son are you, young man?" Saul asked him. David said, "I am the son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem."