Daily Word OT

July 31, 2019

1 SAMUEL 17:40-58

17:40 Then he took his staff in his hand, and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook and put them into the shepherd’s bag that he had, that is, in his pouch; and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the Philistine.
17:41 And the Philistine came on and approached David, and the man who bore the shield was before him.
17:42 And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he scorned him; for he was but a youth and ruddy and handsome in appearance.
17:43 And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you come to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
17:44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of heaven and to the beasts of the field.
17:45 Then David said to the Philistine, You come to me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come to you in the name of Jehovah of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, whom you have defied.
17:46 On this day Jehovah will deliver you up into my hand, and I will strike you and remove your head from you. And I will give the corpses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of heaven and to the animals of the earth on this day. And all the earth will know that there is a God in Israel;
17:47 And all this congregation will know that it is not by sword or spear that Jehovah saves, for the battle is Jehovah’s and He will deliver you into our hand.
17:48 And when the Philistine rose up and came and drew near to meet David, David hurried and ran toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.
17:49 And David put forth his hand into his bag and took a stone from there. And he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead. And the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground.
17:50 Thus David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him; but there was no sword in David’s hand.
17:51 Then David ran and stood beside the Philistine, and he took the Philistine’s sword and drew it out of its sheath and made certain he was dead by striking off his head with it. And when the Philistines saw that their mighty man was dead, they fled.
17:52 And the men of Israel and Judah rose up and shouted and pursued the Philistines until you come to Gai and to the gates of Ekron. And the Philistines lay slain along the way to Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron.
17:53 And the children of Israel returned from chasing the Philistines, and they plundered their camps.
17:54 And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his armor in his tent.
17:55 Now when Saul saw David going forth to meet the Philistine, he said to Abner the captain of the army, Whose son is this youth, Abner? And Abner said, As your soul lives, O king, I do not know.
17:56 And the king said, Inquire whose son this young man is.
17:57 So when David returned from striking down the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul; and the Philistine’s head was in his hand.
17:58 And Saul said to him, Whose son are you, young man? And David said, The son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.