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1 Samuel 17

NIRV 1 The Philistines gathered their army together for war. They came to Socoh in Judah. They set up camp at Ephes Dammim. It was between Socoh and Azekah. 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. NIRV 2 Saul and the army of Israel gathered together. They camped in the Valley of Elah. They lined up their men to fight against 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. NIRV 3 The Philistine army was camped on one hill. Israel's army was on another. The valley was between them. NIV 3 The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them. NIRV 4 A mighty hero named Goliath came out of the Philistine camp. He was from Gath. 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. NIRV 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head. He wore a coat of bronze armor. It weighed 125 pounds. NIV 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels ; NIRV 6 On his legs he wore bronze guards. He carried a bronze javelin on his back. NIV 6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. NIRV 7 His spear was as big as a weaver's rod. Its iron point weighed 15 pounds. The man who carried his shield walked along 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. NIRV 8 Goliath stood and shouted to the soldiers of Israel. He said, "Why do you come out and line up for battle? I'm a Philistine. You are servants of Saul. Choose one of your men. Have him come down and face 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. NIRV 9 If he's able to fight and kill me, we'll become your slaves. But if I win and kill him, you will become our slaves and 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.” NIRV 10 Goliath continued, "This very day I dare the soldiers of Israel to send a man down to fight against me." NIV 10 Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.” NIRV 11 Saul and the whole army of Israel heard what the Philistine said. They were terrified. NIV 11 On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. NIRV 12 David was the son of an Ephrathite. His name was Jesse. He was from Bethlehem in Judah. Jesse had eight sons. When Saul was king, Jesse was already very old. 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. NIRV 13 Jesse's three oldest sons had followed Saul into battle. The oldest son was Eliab. The second was Abinadab. The third was Shammah. NIV 13 Jesse’s three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab; the second, Abinadab; and the third, Shammah. NIRV 14 David was the youngest. The three oldest sons followed Saul. NIV 14 David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, NIRV 15 But David went back and forth from Saul's camp to Bethlehem. He went to Bethlehem to take care of his father's sheep. NIV 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s sheep at Bethlehem. NIRV 16 Every morning and evening Goliath came forward and stood there. He did it for 40 days. NIV 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand. NIRV 17 Jesse said to his son David, "Get at least half a bushel of grain that has been cooked. Also get ten loaves of bread. Take all of it to your brothers. Hurry to their 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. NIRV 18 Take along these ten chunks of cheese to the commander of their company. Find out how your brothers are doing. Bring me back some word about them. 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. NIRV 19 They are with Saul and all of the men of Israel. They are in the Valley of Elah. They are fighting against the Philistines." NIV 19 They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines.” NIRV 20 Early in the morning David left his father's flock in the care of a shepherd. David loaded up the food and started out, just as Jesse had directed. David reached the camp as the army was going out to its battle positions. The soldiers were 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. NIRV 21 Israel and the Philistines were lining up their armies for battle. The armies were facing each other. NIV 21 Israel and the Philistines were drawing up their lines facing each other. NIRV 22 David left what he had brought with the man who took care of the supplies. He ran to the battle lines and greeted his brothers. NIV 22 David left his things with the keeper of supplies, ran to the battle lines and asked his brothers how they were. NIRV 23 As David was talking with them, Goliath stepped forward from his line. Goliath was a mighty Philistine hero from Gath. He again dared someone to fight him, and David heard it. 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. NIRV 24 When Israel's army saw Goliath, all of them ran away from him. That's because they were filled with fear. NIV 24 Whenever the Israelites saw the man, they all fled from him in great fear. NIRV 25 The men of Israel had been saying, "Just look at how this man keeps stepping forward! Again and again he dares Israel to fight him. The king will make the man who kills him very wealthy. He will also give him his daughter to be his wife. He won't require anyone in his family to pay any 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.” NIRV 26 David spoke to the men who were standing near him. He asked them, "What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine? Goliath is bringing shame on Israel. What will be done for the one who removes it? This Philistine isn't even circumcised. He dares the armies of the living God to fight him. Who does he think he is?" 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?” NIRV 27 The men told David what Israel's soldiers had been saying. The men told him what would be done for the man who killed Goliath. 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.” NIRV 28 David's oldest brother Eliab heard him speaking with the men. So he burned with anger at him. He asked him, "Why have you come down here? Who did you leave those few sheep in the desert with? I know how proud you are. I know how evil your heart is. The only reason you came down here was to watch 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.” NIRV 29 "What have I done now?" said David. "Can't I even speak?" NIV 29 “Now what have I done?” said David. “Can’t I even speak?” NIRV 30 Then he turned away to speak to some other men. He asked them the same question he had asked before. And they gave him the same answer. NIV 30 He then turned away to someone else and brought up the same matter, and the men answered him as before. NIRV 31 Someone heard what David said and reported it to Saul. So Saul sent for him. NIV 31 What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, and Saul sent for him. NIRV 32 David said to Saul, "Don't let anyone lose hope because of that Philistine. I'll 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.” NIRV 33 Saul replied, "You aren't able to go out there and fight that Philistine. You are too young. He's been a fighting man ever 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.” NIRV 34 But David said to Saul, "I've been taking care of my father's sheep. Sometimes a lion or a bear would come and carry off a sheep from 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, NIRV 35 Then I would go after it and hit it. I would save the sheep it was carrying in its mouth. If it turned around to attack me, I would grab hold of its hair. I would strike it down 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. NIRV 36 In fact, I've killed both a lion and a bear. I'll do the same thing to this Philistine. He isn't even circumcised. He has dared the armies of the living God to fight him. 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. NIRV 37 "The LORD saved me from the paw of the lion. He saved me from the paw of the bear. And he'll save me from the powerful hand of this Philistine too." Saul said to David, "Go. 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.” NIRV 38 Then Saul dressed David in his own military clothes. He put a coat of armor on him. He put 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. NIRV 39 David put on Saul's sword over his clothes. He walked around for a while in all of that armor because he wasn't used to it. "I can't go out there in all of this armor," he said to Saul. "I'm not used to it." So he took it 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. NIRV 40 Then David picked up his wooden staff. He went down to a stream and chose five smooth stones. He put them in the pocket of his shepherd's bag. Then he took his sling in his hand and approached Goliath. 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. NIRV 41 At that same time, the Philistine kept coming closer to David. The man who was carrying Goliath's shield walked along in front of him. NIV 41 Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. NIRV 42 Goliath looked David over. He saw how young he was. He also saw how tanned and handsome he was. And he hated him. 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. NIRV 43 He said to David, "Why are you coming at me with sticks? Do you think I'm only a dog?" The Philistine called down curses on David in the name of his god. 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. NIRV 44 "Come over here," he said. "I'll feed your body to the birds of the air! I'll feed it to the wild animals!" NIV 44 “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!” NIRV 45 David said to Goliath, "You are coming to fight against me with a sword, a spear and a javelin. But I'm coming against you in the name of the LORD who rules over all. He is the God of the armies of Israel. He's the one you have dared to fight against. 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. NIRV 46 "This very day the LORD will hand you over to me. I'll strike you down. I'll cut your head off. This very day I'll feed the bodies of the Philistine army to the birds of the air. I'll feed them to the wild animals. Then the whole world will know there is a God in Israel. 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. NIRV 47 "The LORD doesn't save by using a sword or a spear. And everyone who is here will know it. The battle belongs to the Lord. 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.” NIRV 48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly to the battle line to meet him. NIV 48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. NIRV 49 He reached into his bag. He took out a stone. He put it in his sling. He slung it at Goliath. The stone hit him on the forehead and sank into it. He fell to the ground on his face. 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. NIRV 50 So David won the fight against Goliath with a sling and a stone. He struck the Philistine down and killed him. He did it without even using 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. NIRV 51 David ran and stood over him. He took hold of Goliath's sword and pulled it out. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword. The Philistines saw that their hero was dead. So they turned around and ran away. 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. NIRV 52 Then the men of Israel and Judah shouted and rushed forward. They chased the Philistines to the entrance of Gath. They chased them to the gates of Ekron. The dead bodies of the Philistines were scattered all along the road to Gath and Ekron. That's the road that leads to Shaaraim. 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. NIRV 53 Israel's army returned from chasing the Philistines. They had taken everything from the Philistine camp. NIV 53 When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp. NIRV 54 David picked up Goliath's head. He brought it to Jerusalem. He put Goliath'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. NIRV 55 Saul had been watching David as he went out to meet the Philistine. He spoke to Abner, the commander of the army. He said to him, "Abner, whose son is that young man?" Abner replied, "King Saul, I don't know. And that's just as sure as you are alive." 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.” NIRV 56 The king said, "Find out whose son that young man is." NIV 56 The king said, “Find out whose son this young man is.” NIRV 57 After David killed Goliath, he returned to the camp. Then Abner brought him to Saul. David was still carrying Goliath's head. 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. NIRV 58 "Young man, whose son are you?" Saul asked him. David said, "I'm the son of Jesse from Bethlehem." 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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