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1 Samuel 17:1-49

CEB 1 The Philistines assembled their troops for war at Socoh of Judah. They camped between Socoh and Azekah at Ephes-dammim. NRS 1 Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle; they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. CEB 2 Saul and the Israelite army assembled and camped in the Elah Valley, where they got organized to fight the Philistines. NRS 2 Saul and the Israelites gathered and encamped in the valley of Elah, and formed ranks against the Philistines. CEB 3 The Philistines took positions on one hill while Israel took positions on the opposite hill. There was a valley between them. NRS 3 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. CEB 4 A champion named Goliath from Gath came out from the Philistine camp. He was more than nine feet tall. NRS 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. CEB 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore bronze scale-armor weighing one hundred twenty-five pounds. NRS 5 He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. CEB 6 He had bronze plates on his shins, and a bronze scimitar hung on his back. NRS 6 He had greaves of bronze on his legs and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. CEB 7 His spear shaft was as strong as the bar on a weaver's loom, and its iron head weighed fifteen pounds. His shield-bearer walked in front of him. NRS 7 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. CEB 8 He stopped and shouted to the Israelite troops, "Why have you come and taken up battle formations? I am the Philistine champion, and you are Saul's servants. Isn't that right? Select one of your men, and let him come down against me. NRS 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. CEB 9 If he is able to fight me and kill me, then we will become your slaves, but if I overcome him and kill him, then you will become our slaves and you will serve us. NRS 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." CEB 10 I insult Israel's troops today!" the Philistine continued, "Give me an opponent, and we'll fight!" NRS 10 And the Philistine said, "Today I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man, that we may fight together." CEB 11 When Saul and all Israel heard what the Philistine said, they were distressed and terrified. NRS 11 When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid. CEB 12 Now David was Jesse's son, an Ephraimite from Bethlehem in Judah who had eight sons. By Saul's time, Jesse was already quite old and far along in age. NRS 12 Now David was the son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, named Jesse, who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and advanced in years. CEB 13 Jesse's three oldest sons had gone with Saul to war. Their names were Eliab the oldest, Abinadab the second oldest, and Shammah the third oldest. NRS 13 The three eldest sons of Jesse had followed Saul to the battle; the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next to him Abinadab, and the third Shammah. CEB 14 (David was the youngest.) These three older sons followed Saul, NRS 14 David was the youngest; the three eldest followed Saul, CEB 15 but David went back and forth from Saul's side to shepherd his father's flock in Bethlehem. NRS 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem. CEB 16 For forty days straight the Philistine came out and took his stand, both morning and evening. NRS 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward and took his stand, morning and evening. CEB 17 Jesse said to his son David, "Please take your brothers an ephah of this roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread. Deliver them quickly to your brothers in the camp. NRS 17 Jesse said to his son David, "Take for your brothers an ephah of this parched grain and these ten loaves, and carry them quickly to the camp to your brothers; CEB 18 And here, take these ten wedges of cheese to their unit commander. Find out how your brothers are doing and bring back some sign that they are okay. NRS 18 also take these ten cheeses to the commander of their thousand. See how your brothers fare, and bring some token from them." CEB 19 They are with Saul and all the Israelite troops fighting the Philistines in the Elah Valley." NRS 19 Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines. CEB 20 So David got up early in the morning, left someone in charge of the flock, and loaded up and left, just as his father Jesse had instructed him. He reached the camp right when the army was taking up their battle formations and shouting the war cry. NRS 20 David rose early in the morning, left the sheep with a keeper, took the provisions, and went as Jesse had commanded him. He came to the encampment as the army was going forth to the battle line, shouting the war cry. CEB 21 Israel and the Philistines took up their battle formations opposite each other. NRS 21 Israel and the Philistines drew up for battle, army against army. CEB 22 David left his things with an attendant and ran to the front line. When he arrived, he asked how his brothers were doing. NRS 22 David left the things in charge of the keeper of the baggage, ran to the ranks, and went and greeted his brothers. CEB 23 Right when David was speaking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, came forward from the Philistine ranks and said the same things he had said before. David listened. NRS 23 As he talked with them, 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. CEB 24 When the Israelites saw Goliath, every one of them ran away terrified of him. ( NRS 24 All the Israelites, when they saw the man, fled from him and were very much afraid. CEB 25 Now the Israelite soldiers had been saying to each other: "Do you see this man who keeps coming out? How he comes to insult Israel? The king will reward with great riches whoever kills that man. The king will give his own daughter to him and make his household exempt from taxes in Israel.") NRS 25 The Israelites said, "Have you seen this man who has come up? Surely he has come up to defy Israel. The king will greatly enrich the man who kills him, and will give him his daughter and make his family free in Israel." CEB 26 David asked the soldiers standing by him, "What will be done for the person who kills that Philistine over there and removes this insult from Israel? Who is that uncircumcised Philistine, anyway, that he can get away with insulting the army of the living God?" NRS 26 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?" CEB 27 Then the troops repeated to him what they had been saying. "So that's what will be done for the man who kills him," they said. NRS 27 The people answered him in the same way, "So shall it be done for the man who kills him." CEB 28 When David's oldest brother Eliab heard him talking to the soldiers, he got very mad at David. "Why did you come down here?" he said. "Who is watching those few sheep for you in the wilderness? I know how arrogant you are and your devious plan: you came down just to see the battle!" NRS 28 His eldest brother Eliab heard him talking to the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David. He said, "Why have you come down? 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 just to see the battle." CEB 29 "What did I do wrong this time?" David replied. "It was just a question!" NRS 29 David said, "What have I done now? It was only a question." CEB 30 So David turned to someone else and asked the same thing, and the people said the same thing in reply. NRS 30 He turned away from him toward another and spoke in the same way; and the people answered him again as before. CEB 31 The things David had said were overheard and reported to Saul, who sent for him. NRS 31 When the words that David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul; and he sent for him. CEB 32 "Don't let anyone lose courage because of this Philistine!" David told Saul. "I, your servant, will go out and fight him!" NRS 32 David said to Saul, "Let no one's heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine." CEB 33 "You can't go out and fight this Philistine," Saul answered David. "You are still a boy. But he's been a warrior since he was a boy!" NRS 33 Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are just a boy, and he has been a warrior from his youth." CEB 34 "Your servant has kept his father's sheep," David replied to Saul, “and if ever a lion or a bear came and carried off one of the flock, NRS 34 But David said to Saul, "Your servant used to keep sheep for his father; and whenever a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb from the flock, CEB 35 I would go after it, strike it, and rescue the animal from its mouth. If it turned on me, I would grab it at its jaw, strike it, and kill it. NRS 35 I went after it and struck it down, rescuing the lamb from its mouth; and if it turned against me, I would catch it by the jaw, strike it down, and kill it. CEB 36 Your servant has fought both lions and bears. This uncircumcised Philistine will be just like one of them because he has insulted the army of the living God. NRS 36 Your servant has killed both lions and bears; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God." CEB 37 "The LORD, " David added, "who rescued me from the power of both lions and bears, will rescue me from the power of this Philistine." "Go!" Saul replied to David. "And may the LORD be with you!" NRS 37 David said, "The Lord, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine." So Saul said to David, "Go, and may the Lord be with you!" CEB 38 Then Saul dressed David in his own gear, putting a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. NRS 38 Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a bronze helmet on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail. CEB 39 David strapped his sword on over the armor, but he couldn't walk around well because he'd never tried it before. "I can't walk in this," David told Saul, "because I've never tried it before." So he took them off. NRS 39 David strapped Saul's sword over the armor, and he tried in vain to walk, for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul, "I cannot walk with these; for I am not used to them." So David removed them. CEB 40 He then grabbed his staff and chose five smooth stones from the streambed. He put them in the pocket of his shepherd's bag and with sling in hand went out to the Philistine. NRS 40 Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd's bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine. CEB 41 The Philistine got closer and closer to David, and his shield-bearer was in front of him. NRS 41 The Philistine came on and drew near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him. CEB 42 When the Philistine looked David over, he sneered at David because he was just a boy; reddish brown and good-looking. NRS 42 When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was only a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance. CEB 43 The Philistine asked David, "Am I some sort of dog that you come at me with sticks?" And he cursed David by his gods. NRS 43 The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. CEB 44 "Come here," he said to David, "and I'll feed your flesh to the wild birds and the wild animals!" NRS 44 The Philistine said to David, "Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the field." CEB 45 But David told the Philistine, "You are coming against me with sword, spear, and scimitar, but I come against you in the name of the LORD of heavenly forces, the God of Israel's army, the one you've insulted. NRS 45 But David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with sword and spear and 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. CEB 46 Today the LORD will hand you over to me. I will strike you down and cut off your head! Today I will feed your dead body and the dead bodies of the entire Philistine camp to the wild birds and the wild animals. Then the whole world will know that there is a God on Israel's side. NRS 46 This very 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 Philistine army this very day to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the earth, so that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, CEB 47 And all those gathered here will know that the LORD doesn't save by means of sword and spear. The LORD owns this war, and he will hand all of you over to us." NRS 47 and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not save by sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord's and he will give you into our hand." CEB 48 The Philistine got up and moved closer to attack David, and David ran quickly to the front line to face him. NRS 48 When the Philistine drew nearer to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. CEB 49 David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone. He slung it, and it hit the Philistine on his forehead. The stone penetrated his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. NRS 49 David put his hand in his bag, took out a stone, slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead; the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground.