1 Samuel 17:50

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.

1 Samuel 17:50 in Other Translations

KJV
50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
ESV
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.
NLT
50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword.
MSG
50 That's how David beat the Philistine - with a sling and a stone. He hit him and killed him. No sword for David!
CSB
50 David defeated the Philistine with a sling and a stone. Even though David had no sword, he struck down the Philistine and killed him.

1 Samuel 17:50 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 17:50

So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with
a stone
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 ) .

1 Samuel 17:50 In-Context

48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.
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.
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.
51 David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the sheath. 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.
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.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1 Samuel 25:29; 2 Samuel 23:21