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1 Samuel 17:32-49

CEB 32 "Don't let anyone lose courage because of this Philistine!" David told Saul. "I, your servant, will go out and fight him!" NRS 32 David said to Saul, "Let no one's heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine." CEB 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!" NRS 33 Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are just a boy, and he has been a warrior from his youth." CEB 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, NRS 34 But David said to Saul, "Your servant used to keep sheep for his father; and whenever a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb from the flock, CEB 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. NRS 35 I went after it and struck it down, rescuing the lamb from its mouth; and if it turned against me, I would catch it by the jaw, strike it down, and kill it. CEB 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. NRS 36 Your servant has killed both lions and bears; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God." CEB 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!" NRS 37 David said, "The Lord, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine." So Saul said to David, "Go, and may the Lord be with you!" CEB 38 Then Saul dressed David in his own gear, putting a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. NRS 38 Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a bronze helmet on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail. CEB 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. NRS 39 David strapped Saul's sword over the armor, and he tried in vain to walk, for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul, "I cannot walk with these; for I am not used to them." So David removed them. CEB 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. NRS 40 Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd's bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine. CEB 41 The Philistine got closer and closer to David, and his shield-bearer was in front of him. NRS 41 The Philistine came on and drew near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him. CEB 42 When the Philistine looked David over, he sneered at David because he was just a boy; reddish brown and good-looking. NRS 42 When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was only a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance. CEB 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. NRS 43 The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. CEB 44 "Come here," he said to David, "and I'll feed your flesh to the wild birds and the wild animals!" NRS 44 The Philistine said to David, "Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the field." CEB 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. NRS 45 But David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with sword and spear and javelin; but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. CEB 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. NRS 46 This very day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head; and I will give the dead bodies of the Philistine army this very day to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the earth, so that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, CEB 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." NRS 47 and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not save by sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord's and he will give you into our hand." CEB 48 The Philistine got up and moved closer to attack David, and David ran quickly to the front line to face him. NRS 48 When the Philistine drew nearer to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. CEB 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. NRS 49 David put his hand in his bag, took out a stone, slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead; the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground.