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1 Samuel 17

GNT 1 The Philistines gathered for battle in Socoh, a town in Judah; they camped at a place called Ephes Dammim, 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. GNT 2 Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in Elah Valley, where they got ready 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. GNT 3 The Philistines lined up on one hill and the Israelites on another, with a valley between them. NIV 3 The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them. GNT 4 A man named Goliath, from the city of Gath, came out from the Philistine camp to challenge the Israelites. He was over 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. GNT 5 and wore bronze armor that weighed about 125 pounds and a bronze helmet. NIV 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels ; GNT 6 His legs were also protected by bronze armor, and he carried a bronze javelin slung over his shoulder. NIV 6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. GNT 7 His spear was as thick as the bar on a weaver's loom, and its iron head weighed about fifteen pounds. A soldier walked in front of him carrying his shield. 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. GNT 8 Goliath stood and shouted at the Israelites, "What are you doing there, lined up for battle? I am a Philistine, you slaves of Saul! Choose one of your men to fight 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. GNT 9 If he wins and kills me, we will be your slaves; but if I win and kill him, you will be our slaves. 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.” GNT 10 Here and now I challenge the Israelite army. I dare you to pick someone to fight 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.” GNT 11 When Saul and his men heard this, they were terrified. NIV 11 On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. GNT 12 David was the son of Jesse, who was an Ephrathite from Bethlehem in Judah. Jesse had eight sons, and at the time Saul was king, he was already a very old man. 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. GNT 13 His three oldest sons had gone with Saul to war. The oldest was Eliab, the next was Abinadab, and 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. GNT 14 David was the youngest son, and while the three oldest brothers stayed with Saul, NIV 14 David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, GNT 15 David would go back to Bethlehem from time to time, 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. GNT 16 Goliath challenged the Israelites every morning and evening for forty days. NIV 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand. GNT 17 One day Jesse said to David, "Take a half-bushel of this roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread, and hurry with them 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. GNT 18 And take these ten cheeses to the commanding officer. Find out how your brothers are getting along and bring back something to show that you saw them and that they are well. 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. GNT 19 King Saul, your brothers, and all the other Israelites are in Elah Valley fighting the Philistines." NIV 19 They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines.” GNT 20 David got up early the next morning, left someone else in charge of the sheep, took the food, and went as Jesse had told him to. He arrived at the camp just as the Israelites were going out to their battle line, 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. GNT 21 The Philistine and the Israelite armies took positions for battle, facing each other. NIV 21 Israel and the Philistines were drawing up their lines facing each other. GNT 22 David left the food with the officer in charge of the supplies, ran to the battle line, went to his brothers, and asked how they were getting along. NIV 22 David left his things with the keeper of supplies, ran to the battle lines and asked his brothers how they were. GNT 23 As he was talking with them, Goliath came forward and challenged the Israelites as he had done before. And David heard him. 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. GNT 24 When the Israelites saw Goliath, they ran away in terror. NIV 24 Whenever the Israelites saw the man, they all fled from him in great fear. GNT 25 "Look at him!" they said to each other. "Listen to his challenge! King Saul has promised to give a big reward to the man who kills him; the king will also give him his daughter to marry and will not require his father's family to pay taxes." 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.” GNT 26 David asked the men who were near him, "What will the man get who kills this Philistine and frees Israel from this disgrace? After all, who is this heathen Philistine to defy 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?” GNT 27 They 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.” GNT 28 Eliab, David's oldest brother, heard David talking to the men. He became angry with David and said, "What are you doing here? Who is taking care of those sheep of yours out there in the wilderness? You smart aleck, you! You just came to watch the fighting!" 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.” GNT 29 "Now what have I done?" David asked. "Can't I even ask a question?" NIV 29 “Now what have I done?” said David. “Can’t I even speak?” GNT 30 He turned to another man and asked him the same question, and every time he asked, he got 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. GNT 31 Some men heard what David had said, and they told Saul, who sent for him. NIV 31 What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, and Saul sent for him. GNT 32 David said to Saul, "Your Majesty, no one should be afraid of this Philistine! I will go 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.” GNT 33 "No," answered Saul. "How could you fight him? You're just a boy, and he has been a soldier all his life!" 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.” GNT 34 "Your Majesty," David said, "I take care of my father's sheep. Any time a lion or a bear carries off a lamb, 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, GNT 35 I go after it, attack it, and rescue the lamb. And if the lion or bear turns on me, I grab it by the throat and beat it to death. 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. GNT 36 I have killed lions and bears, and I will do the same to this heathen Philistine, who has defied 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. GNT 37 The Lord has saved me from lions and bears; he will save me from this Philistine." "All right," Saul answered. "Go, and 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.” GNT 38 He gave his own armor to David for him to wear: a bronze helmet, which he put on David's head, and a coat of armor. 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. GNT 39 David strapped Saul's sword over the armor and tried to walk, but he couldn't, because he wasn't used to wearing them. "I can't fight with all this," he said to Saul. "I'm not used to it." So he took it all 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. GNT 40 He took his shepherd's stick and then picked up five smooth stones from the stream and put them in his bag. With his sling ready, he went out to meet 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. GNT 41 The Philistine started walking toward David, with his shield bearer walking in front of him. He kept coming closer, NIV 41 Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. GNT 42 and when he got a good look at David, he was filled with scorn for him because he was just a nice, good-looking boy. 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. GNT 43 He said to David, "What's that stick for? Do you think I'm a dog?" And he called down curses from his god on David. 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. GNT 44 "Come on," he challenged David, "and I will give your body to the birds and animals to eat." NIV 44 “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!” GNT 45 David answered, "You are coming against me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the Israelite armies, which you have defied. 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. GNT 46 This very day the Lord will put you in my power; I will defeat you and cut off your head. And I will give the bodies of the Philistine soldiers to the birds and animals to eat. Then the whole world will know that Israel has a God, 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. GNT 47 and everyone here will see that the Lord does not need swords or spears to save his people. He is victorious in battle, and he will put all of you in our power." 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.” GNT 48 Goliath started walking toward David again, and David ran quickly toward the Philistine battle line to fight him. NIV 48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. GNT 49 He reached into his bag and took out a stone, which he slung at Goliath. It hit him on the forehead and broke his skull, and Goliath fell face downward 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. GNT 50 And so, without a sword, David defeated and killed Goliath with a sling and a stone! 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. GNT 51 He ran to him, stood over him, took Goliath's sword out of its sheath, and cut off his head and killed him. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they 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. GNT 52 The men of Israel and Judah shouted and ran after them, pursuing them all the way to Gath and to the gates of Ekron. The Philistines fell wounded all along the road that leads to Shaaraim, as far as 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. GNT 53 When the Israelites came back from pursuing the Philistines, they looted their camp. NIV 53 When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp. GNT 54 David got Goliath's head and took it to Jerusalem, but he kept 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. GNT 55 When Saul saw David going out to fight Goliath, he asked Abner, the commander of his army, "Abner, whose son is he?" "I have no idea, Your Majesty," 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.” GNT 56 "Then go and find out," Saul ordered. NIV 56 The king said, “Find out whose son this young man is.” GNT 57 So when David returned to camp after killing Goliath, Abner took 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. GNT 58 Saul asked him, "Young man, whose son are you?" "I am 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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