So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and
And with them only, without any other warlike weapon:
and smote the Philistine, and slew him;
smote him with the stone, which brought him to the ground, and then slew him with his own sword, as afterwards related:
but [there was] no sword in the hand of David;
when he engaged with the Philistine, and smote him, for he had put off all his armour, ( 1 Samuel 17:39 ) .