1 Samuel 17:31

Overview - 1 Samuel 17
The armies of the Israelites and Philistines being ready to battle,
Goliath challenges a combat.
12 David, sent by his father to visit his brethren, takes the challenge.
28 Eliab chides him.
30 He is brought to Saul;
32 shews the reason of his confidence;
38 and slays the giant.
55 Saul takes notice of David.
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1 Samuel 17:31  (King James Version)
And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.

sent for him
Hebrew took him.
Proverbs 22:29
The preceding twenty verses, from the 12th to the 31st inclusive, the 41st, and from the 54th to the end of this chapter, with the five first verses and the 9th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, and 19th, of ch. 18, are all wanting in the
Vatican copy of the LXX; and they are supposed by Dr. Kennicott, and others, to be an interpolation
But, as Bp. Horsley observes, it appears, from many circumstances of the story, that David's combat with Goliath was many years prior to Saul's madness, and David's introduction to him as a musician. In the first place, David was quite a youth when he engaged with Goliath, (ver. 33, 42:) when introduced to Saul he was of full age, (ch
16:18 .) Again, this combat was his first appearance in public life, and his first military exploit, (ver. 36, ; 38, ; 39:) when introduced as a musician, he was a man of established character, and a man of war (ch. 16:18 .) Now the just conclusion is, that the last ten verses
of ch. 16 have been misplaced; their true place being between the ninth and tenth verses of ch 18. Let them be removed there, and the whole apparent disorder will be removed.