1 SAMUEL 17:2-22
17:2 And Saul and the men of Israel were assembled, and they encamped in the valley of Elah. And they set the battle in array against the Philistines.
17:3 And the Philistines stood on one mountain on one side, and Israel stood on another mountain on the other side; and the valley was between them.
17:4 And a champion came forth from the camps of the Philistines. His name was Goliath, from Gath, and he was six cubits and a span tall.
17:5 And there was a bronze helmet upon his head; and he was clothed with scaled armor, and the weight of the armor was five thousand bronze shekels.
17:6 And he had bronze greaves upon his legs and a bronze javelin slung between his shoulders.
17:7 And the shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and the head of his spear weighed six hundred iron shekels; and his shield bearer went before him.
17:8 And he stood and called out to the ranks of Israel and said to them, Why do you come out to set the battle in array? Am I not a Philistine, and you, Saul’s servants? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me.
17:9 If he is able to fight with me and strike me down, we will be your servants; but if I prevail against him and strike him down, you will be our servants and serve us.
17:10 And the Philistine said, I defy the ranks of Israel this day. Give me a man, and let us fight together.
17:11 Now when Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.
17:12 Now David was the son of that Ephrathite from Bethlehem-judah, named Jesse, who had eight sons. And the man was an old man in the days of Saul, advanced in years among men.
17:13 And the three oldest sons of Jesse had gone after Saul to the battle. And the names of his three sons who had gone into the battle were Eliab the firstborn and the second to him Abinadab and the third Shammah;
17:14 And David was the youngest. And the three oldest went after Saul,
17:15 But David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s sheep at Bethlehem.
17:16 And the Philistine approached morning and evening, and he presented himself forty days.
17:17 And Jesse said to David his son, Take an ephah of this parched grain for your brothers and these ten loaves, and take them quickly to your brothers’ camp.
17:18 Also bring these ten cheeses to the captain of their thousand; and see how your brothers are doing, and take some token from them.
17:19 Now Saul and they and all the men of Israel were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.
17:20 And David rose early in the morning and left the sheep with a keeper. And he took up the goods and went, as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the entrenchment as the army was going forth to the battle line and shouting for the battle.
17:21 And Israel and the Philistines set the battle in array, array against array.
17:22 And David left the things he had in the hand of the keeper of the equipment, and he ran to the array and went and greeted his brothers.
July 29, 2019
1 SAMUEL 17:2-22