Daily Word OT

July 30, 2019

1 SAMUEL 17:23-39

17:23 And just as he was speaking with them, the champion, whose name was Goliath, the Philistine from Gath, came up out of the ranks of the Philistines, and he spoke according to the same words; and David heard.
17:24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from before him; and they were very afraid.
17:25 And the men of Israel said, Have you seen this man who has come up? Surely he comes up to defy Israel. But as for the man who strikes him down, the king will make him rich with great riches; and he will give him his daughter and make the house of his father free in Israel.
17:26 Then David spoke to the men who were standing with him, saying, What shall be done for the man who strikes down this Philistine and turns away reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the ranks of the living God?
17:27 And the people spoke to him according to these words, saying, Thus shall it be done to the man who strikes him down.
17:28 And Eliab his oldest brother heard him speaking to the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the evil of your heart, that you came down to see the battle.
17:29 And David said, What have I done now? Is there no cause?
17:30 And he turned around from him to another and spoke according to the same words, and the people responded to him according to the first words.
17:31 And when the words that David spoke were heard, they were reported to Saul; and he had him brought.
17:32 And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.
17:33 But Saul said to David, You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth and he has been a man of war since his youth.
17:34 And David said to Saul, Your servant has been tending his father’s sheep; and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,
17:35 I would go out after it and strike it and deliver the lamb from its mouth. And when it rose up against me, I would seize it by its beard and strike it and kill it.
17:36 Both the lion and the bear did your servant strike; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, for he has defied the ranks of the living God.
17:37 And David said, Jehovah, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said to David, Go, and may Jehovah be with you.
17:38 And Saul put his own garment on David, and he placed a bronze helmet on his head and put his armor on him.
17:39 And David girded his sword over his garment and tried to go, for he had not tried the armor. Then David said to Saul, I cannot go in these because I have not tried them. And David took them off.