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1 Samuel 17

CEBA 1 The Philistines assembled their troops for war at Socoh of Judah. They camped between Socoh and Azekah at Ephes-dammim. NIV 1 Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled at Sokoh in Judah. They pitched camp at Ephes Dammim, between Sokoh and Azekah. CEBA 2 Saul and the Israelite army assembled and camped in the Elah Valley, where they got organized to fight 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. CEBA 3 The Philistines took positions on one hill while Israel took positions on the opposite hill. There was a valley between them. NIV 3 The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them. CEBA 4 A champion named Goliath from Gath came out from the Philistine camp. He was more than nine feet tall. NIV 4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. CEBA 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore bronze scale-armor weighing one hundred twenty-five pounds. NIV 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels ; CEBA 6 He had bronze plates on his shins, and a bronze scimitar hung on his back. NIV 6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. CEBA 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. 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. CEBA 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. 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. CEBA 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. 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.” CEBA 10 I insult Israel's troops today!" the Philistine continued, "Give me an opponent, and we'll fight!" NIV 10 Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.” CEBA 11 When Saul and all Israel heard what the Philistine said, they were distressed and terrified. NIV 11 On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. CEBA 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. 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 very old. CEBA 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. NIV 13 Jesse’s three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab; the second, Abinadab; and the third, Shammah. CEBA 14 (David was the youngest.) These three older sons followed Saul, NIV 14 David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, CEBA 15 but David went back and forth from Saul's side to shepherd his father's flock in Bethlehem. NIV 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s sheep at Bethlehem. CEBA 16 For forty days straight the Philistine came out and took his stand, both morning and evening. NIV 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand. CEBA 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. 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. CEBA 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. 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. CEBA 19 They are with Saul and all the Israelite troops fighting the Philistines in the Elah Valley." NIV 19 They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines.” CEBA 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. NIV 20 Early in the morning David left the flock in the care of 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. CEBA 21 Israel and the Philistines took up their battle formations opposite each other. NIV 21 Israel and the Philistines were drawing up their lines facing each other. CEBA 22 David left his things with an attendant and ran to the front line. When he arrived, he asked how his brothers were doing. NIV 22 David left his things with the keeper of supplies, ran to the battle lines and asked his brothers how they were. CEBA 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. 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. CEBA 24 When the Israelites saw Goliath, every one of them ran away terrified of him. ( NIV 24 Whenever the Israelites saw the man, they all fled from him in great fear. CEBA 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.") 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 family from taxes in Israel.” CEBA 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?" 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?” CEBA 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. 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.” CEBA 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!" 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 wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle.” CEBA 29 "What did I do wrong this time?" David replied. "It was just a question!" NIV 29 “Now what have I done?” said David. “Can’t I even speak?” CEBA 30 So David turned to someone else and asked the same thing, and the people said the same thing in reply. NIV 30 He then turned away to someone else and brought up the same matter, and the men answered him as before. CEBA 31 The things David had said were overheard and reported to Saul, who sent for him. NIV 31 What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, and Saul sent for him. CEBA 32 "Don't let anyone lose courage because of this Philistine!" David told Saul. "I, your servant, will go out and fight him!" NIV 32 David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” CEBA 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!" NIV 33 Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” CEBA 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, 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, CEBA 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. 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. CEBA 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. 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. CEBA 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!" NIV 37 The LORD who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the LORD be with you.” CEBA 38 Then Saul dressed David in his own gear, putting a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. 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. CEBA 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. 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. CEBA 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. 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. CEBA 41 The Philistine got closer and closer to David, and his shield-bearer was in front of him. NIV 41 Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. CEBA 42 When the Philistine looked David over, he sneered at David because he was just a boy; reddish brown and good-looking. NIV 42 He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him. CEBA 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. 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. CEBA 44 "Come here," he said to David, "and I'll feed your flesh to the wild birds and the wild animals!" NIV 44 “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!” CEBA 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. 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. CEBA 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. NIV 46 This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. CEBA 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." 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.” CEBA 48 The Philistine got up and moved closer to attack David, and David ran quickly to the front line to face him. NIV 48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. CEBA 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. 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. CEBA 50 And that's how David triumphed over the Philistine with just a sling and a stone, striking the Philistine down and killing him—and David didn't even have a sword! 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. CEBA 51 Then David ran and stood over the Philistine. He grabbed the Philistine's sword, drew it from its sheath, and finished him off. Then David cut off the Philistine's head with the sword. When the Philistines saw that their hero 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 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. CEBA 52 The soldiers from Israel and Judah jumped up with a shout and chased the Philistines all the way to Gath and the gates of Ekron. The dead Philistines were littered along the Shaarim road all the way to 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. CEBA 53 When the Israelites came back from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp. NIV 53 When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp. CEBA 54 David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put the Philistine's weapons in his own tent. NIV 54 David took the Philistine’s head and brought it to Jerusalem; he put the Philistine’s weapons in his own tent. CEBA 55 Now when Saul saw David go out to meet the Philistine, he asked Abner the army general, "Abner, whose son is that boy?" "As surely as you live, Your Majesty, I don't know," Abner answered. 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, Your Majesty, I don’t know.” CEBA 56 "Then find out whose son that young man is," the king replied. NIV 56 The king said, “Find out whose son this young man is.” CEBA 57 So when David came back from killing the Philistine, Abner sent for him and presented him to Saul. The Philistine's head was still in David's 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. CEBA 58 Saul said to him, "Whose son are you, my boy?" "I'm the son of your servant Jesse from Bethlehem," David answered. NIV 58 “Whose son are you, young man?” Saul asked him. David said, “I am the son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem.”

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