Parallel Bible results for 1 Samuel 17:1-16

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1 Samuel 17:1-16

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. 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. NIV 2 Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah and drew up their battle line to meet 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. NIV 3 The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them. NIV 3 The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them. NIV 4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. NIV 4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. NIV 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels ; NIV 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels ; NIV 6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. NIV 6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.” 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.” NIV 10 Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.” NIV 10 Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.” NIV 11 On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. NIV 11 On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. 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. 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. NIV 13 Jesse’s three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab; the second, Abinadab; and the third, 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. NIV 14 David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, NIV 14 David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, NIV 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s sheep at Bethlehem. NIV 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s sheep at Bethlehem. NIV 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand. NIV 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand.

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