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and there was a Valley be- are come to a PERPETUAL END : and tween them.

thou haft destroyed Cities, their Ms

MORIAL is perished with them. 4 And there went out a 7 But the Lord shall endure for Champion out of the Camp ever : he hath prepared his THXONE of the Philistines, named Go

8 And he shall judge the WORLD liah, of Gath, whose Height in RIGHTEOUSNESS, he thall MINISTER was fix Cubits and a Span. Judgment to the PEOPLE in UPRIGHT5 And he had an Helmet

9 The LORD also will be a REFUGE of Brass upon his Head, and for the OPPRESSED, a REFUGE in he was armed with a Coat of Times of Trouble.

10 And they that know thy NAME Mail : and the weight of will put their Trust in thee: for thou, the Coat was five thousand LORD, haft not FORSAKEN them that Shekels of Brass.

SEEK thee. 6 And he had Greaves of dwelleth in Zion: declare among

11 Sing PRAISES co the LORD, which Brass upon his Legs, and a the People his Doings. Target of Brass between his to

12 When he maketh INQUISITION

for Blood, he remembrech them: he Shoulders.

forgetteth not the Cry of the Hum7. And the Staff of his Spear BlE. was like a Weaver's Beam,

13 Have Mercy upon me, O LORD,

consider my Trouble which I suffer and his Spear's Head weighed of them that hate me, thou chat fix hundred Shekels of Iron : LIFTEST me up from the Gates of

DEATH: and One bearing a Shield

14 That I may shew forth all thy went before him.

Praise in the Gates of the Daughter 8 And he stood and cried of Zion : I will rejoyce in thy Salva

tion. unto the Armies of Israel,

Is The Heathen are sunk down in and said unto them, Why are the Pit that they made : in the Net ye come out to set your Bat- which they hid, is their own Foot tle in aray ? Am not I a Phi

16 The Lord is known by the listine, and you Servants to Judgment which he executeth': the Saul ? chuse you a Man for

Wicked is snared in the Work of his

own Hands. you, and let him come down

17 The Wicked shall be turned into me.

to Hell, and all the Nations that 9. If he be able to fight forget

18 For the Needy shall not alway with me, and to kill me, then be forgotten : the Expe&tation of the will we be your Servants : Poor shall not perish for ever. but if I prevail againit him, prevail, let the Heathen be judged in

19 Arise, O LORD, let not Man and kill him, then shall ye be thy light. our Servants, and serve us. 20 Put them in fear, O LORD : 10 And the Philistine said,

that the Nations may know them.

selves to be but Men. I defie the Armies of Israel this Day; give me a Man, that we may fight together.

u When Saul and all Israel heard those Words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.



him to the Battle andel fons me follt. And dab, and were EliaNames'ofe went,

12 Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehem-judah, whose name was Jesse, and he had eight sons: and the Man went among Men for an old Man in the Days of Saul.

13 And the three eldest sons of Jesse went, and followed Saul to the Battle: and the Names of his three Sons that went to the Battle, were Eliab the first-born, and next unto him Abinadab, and the third Shammah.

14 And David was the youngest : and the three eldest followed Saul.

15 But David went and returned from Saul to feed his Father's Sheep at Beth-lehem.

16 And the Philistine drew near Morning and Evening, and presented himself forty Days.

17 And Jesse said unto David his Son, Take now for thy Brethren, an Ephah of this parched Corn, and these ten Loaves, and run to the Camp to thy Brethren.

18 And carry these ten Cheeses unto the Captain of their thousand, and look how thy Brethren fare, and take their Pledge.

19 Now Saul, and they, and all the Men of Israel were in the Valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

20 And David rose up early in the Morning, and left the Sheep with a Keeper, and took and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the Trench, as the Hoft was going forth to the Fight, and shouted for the Battle.

21 For Israel and the Philistines had put the Battle in aray, Army against Army.

22 And David left his Carriage in the Hand of the Keeper of the Carriage, and ran into the Army, and came and saluted his Brethren.

23 And as he talked with them, behold there came up the Champion, (the Philistine of Gath, Goliah by Name) out of the Armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same Words : and David heard them.

24 And all the Men of Israel, when they saw the Man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.

25 And the Men of Israel said, Have ye seen this Man that is come up ? surely to defy Israel is he come up : and it shall be that the Man who killeth him, the King will enrich him with great Riches, and will give him his Daughter, and make his Father's House free in Israel.

36 And David spake to the Men that stood by him, say

20 Anley of'and the

ing, What shall be done to the Man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the Reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the Armies of the LIVING God?

27 And the People answered him after this manner, faying, So shall it be done to the Man that killeth him.

28 And Eliab his eldest Brother heard when he spake unto the Men; and Eliab's Anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom haft thou left those few Sheep in the Wilderness? I know thy Pride, and the Naughtiness of thine Heart : for thou art come down, that thou mightest see the Battle.

29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a Cause ?

30 And he turned from him towards another, and spake after the same manner : and the People answered him again after the former manner.

31 And when the Words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul : and he sent for him.

32 And David faid to Saul, Let no Man's Heart fail because of him ; thy Servant will go and fight with this Philiftine.

33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine, to fight with him : for thou art but a Youth, and he a Man of War from his youth.

34 And David said unto Saul, Thy Servant kept his Father's Sheep, and there came a Lion, and a Bear, and took a LAMB out of the Flock:

35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his Mouth : and when he arose against me, I caught him by his Beard, and smote him, and flew him.

36 2 Thy Servant flew both John X. 28 I give unto them E. the Lion and the Bear: and TERNAL Life ; and they shall never this uncircumcised PHILI

PERISH, neither shall any PLUCK them

out of my Hand. STINE shall be as one of 29 MY FATHER which gave THEM them, seeing he hath Defied me, is GREATER than all : and none the Armies of the LIVING hop,

is able to pluck them out of my Fa.

NG ther's Hand. God.

37 David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the Paw of the Lion, and out of the Paw of the Bear, he will deliver me out of the Hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.

38 And Saul armed David with his Armour, and he put an Helmet of Brass upon his Head, and also he armed him with a Coat of Mail.

39 And David girded his Sword upon his Armour, and he assayed to go, for he had not proved it : and David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these : for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.

40 And he took his Staff in his Hand, and chose him five smooth Stones out of the Brook, and put them in a Shepherd's Bag which he had, even in a Scrip, and his Sling was in his Hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.

41 And the Philistine came on, and drew near unto David, and the Man that bare the Shield went before him.

42 And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him : for he was but a Youth, and ruddy, and of a fair Countenance.

43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a Dog; that thou comest to me with Staves ? and the Philistine cursed David by his Gods.

44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy Flesh unto the Fowls of the Air, and to the Beasts of the Field.

45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a Sword, and with a Spear, and with a Shield ; but I come to thee in the Name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of the ARMIES of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

46 This Day will the LORD deliver thee into mine Hand, and I will smite thee, and take thine Head from thee, and I will give the Carcases of the Host of the Philistines this Day unto the Fowls of the Air, and to the Wild Beasts of the Earth ; that all the Earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

47 And all this Assembly shall know that the LORD faveth not with Sword and Spear: for the Battle is the LORD's, and he will give you into our Hands.

48 And it came to pass when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hafted, and ran toward the Army to meet the Philistine.

49 And David put his Hand in his Bag, and took thence a Stone, and Nang it, and smote the Philistine in his Forehead, that the Stone sunk into his Forehead ; and he fell upon his Face to the Earth.

50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a Sling and with a Stone, and smote the Philistine, and flew him ; but there was no Sword in the Hand of David.

51 Therefore David ran and stood upon the Philistine, and took his Sword, and drew it out of the Sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his Head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their Champion was dead, they fled,

52 And the Men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines until thou come to the Valley, and to the Gates of Ekron : and the Wounded of the Philistines fell down by the Way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.

53 And the Children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their Tents.

54 And David took the Head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem ; but he put his Armour in his Tent. · 55 And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philifine, he said unto Abner the Captain of the Hoft, Abner, whose Son is this Youth? and Abner said, As thy Soul liveth, O King, I cannot tell.

56 And the King said, Enquire thou whose Son the Stripling is.

57 And as David returned from the Slaughter of the Phis listine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with the Head of the Philistine in his Hand.

58 And Saul said to him, Whose Son art thou, thou young Man ? And David answered, I am the Son of thy Servant Jefle the Beth-lehemite,


Jonathan loveth David: 5 Saul envying his Praise, 10 feek. 'eth to kill him in his Fury : 12 Fearing him for his good Success, 17 he offereth him bis Daughter for a Šnare.

Ver. 1 AND it came to pass when he had made an end of

A speaking unto Saul, that the Soul of Jonathan was knit with the Soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own Soul.

2 And Saul took him that Day, and would let him go no more home to his Father's House.

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