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the town trembled at his com- 12 And he sent, and brought ing, and said, Comest thou him in. Now he was ruddy, peaceably?

and withal of a beautiful coun. 5 And he said, Peaceably: Itenance, and goodly to look to. am come to sacrifice unto the And the LORD said, Arise, LORD: sanctify yourselves, and anoint him: for this is he. come with me to the sacrifice. 13 Then Samuel took the horn And he sanctified Jesse and his of oil, and anointed him in the sons, and called them to the sa- midst of his brethren: and the crifice.

Spirit of the LORD came upon 6 And it came to pass, when David, from that day forward. they were come, that he looked So Samuel rose up, and went to on Eliab, and said, Surely the Ramah. LORD's anointed is before him. 14,But the Spirit of the LORD

7 But the LORD said unto Sa- departed from Saul, and an evil muel, Look not on his counte spirit from the Lord troubled nance, or on the height of his him. stature; because I have refused 15 and Saul's servants said him: for the LORD seeth not as unto him, Behold now, an evil man seeth; for man looketh on spirit from God troubleth thee. the outward appearance, but the 16 Let our lord now command LORD looketh on the heart. thy servants, which are before

8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, thee, to seek out a man who is and made him pass before Sa- a cunning player on an harp: muel. And he said, Neither and it shall come to pass, when hath the LORD chosen this. the evil spirit from God is upon

9 Then Jesse made Shammahthee, that he shall play with his to pass by. And he said, Neither hand, and thou shalt be well. I hath the LORD chosen this. 17 And Saul said unto his ser

10 Again, Jesse made seven of vants, Provide me now a man his sons to pass before Samuel. that can play well, and bring And Samuel said unto Jesse,bim to me. The LORD hath not chosen 18 Then answered one of the these.

servants, and said, Behold, I 11 And Samuel said unto have seen a son of Jesse the Jesse, Are here all thy children? Beth-lehemite, that is cunning And he said, There remaineth in playing, and a mighty valiant yet the youngest, and, behold, man, and a man of war, and pruhe keepeth the sheep. And Sa- dent in matters, and a comely muel said unto Jesse, Send and person, and the Lord is with fetch him: for we will not sit him. down till he come hither.

19 Wherefore Saul sent mes

sengers unto Jesse, and said, the other side; and there was a Send me David thy son, which valley between them. is with the sheep.

4 And there went out a cham20 And Jesse took an ass pion out of the camp of the Philaden with bread, and a bottle listines, named Goliath of Gath, of wine, and a kid, and sent whose height was six cubits and them by David his son unto

a span. Saul.

5 And i be had an helmet of 21 And David came to Saul, brass upon his head, and he and stood before him: and he was armed with a coat of mail; loved him greatly; and he be- and the weight of the coat came his armour-bearer.

was five thousand shekels of 22 And Saul sent to Jesse, brass, saying, Let David, I pray thee, 6 And be bad

greaves of brass stand before me ; for he hath upon his legs, and a target of found favour in my sight. brass between his shoulders. 23 And it came to pass, when

7 And the staff of his spear the cvil spirit from God was was like a weaver's beam; and upon Saul, that David took an his spear's head

his spear's head weighed six harp, and played with his hand: hundred shekels of iron: and so Saul was refreshed, and was one bearing a shield went before well, and the evil spirit departed

him. from him.

8 And he stood and cried

unto the armies of Israel, and CHAP. XVII.

said unto them, Why are ye

come out to set your battle in DAVID SLAYETH GOLIATH.

array? am not I a Philistine, NOW the Philistines gather and ye servants to Saul? choose ed together their armies to bat. you a man for you, and let him tle, and were gathered together come down to me. at Shochoh, which belongeth to 9 If he be able to fight with me, Judah, and pitched between and to kill me, then will we be Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephes- your servants: but if I prevail dammim.

against him, and kill him, then 2 And Saul and the men of Is- shall ye be our servants, and rael were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, 10 And the Philistine said, I and set the battle in array defy the armies of Israel this against the Philistines.

day; give me a man, that we 3 And the Philistines stood on may fight together. a mountain on the one side, and 11 When Saul and all Israel Israel stood on a mountain on heard those words of the Philis

serve us.

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tine, they were dismayed, and as the host was going forth to greatly afraid.

the fight, and shouted for the 12 Now David was the son of battle: that Ephrathite of Beth-lehem- 21 For Israel and the Philisjudah, whose name was Jesse; tines had put the battle in array, and he had eight sons and the army against army. man went among men for an old 22 And David left his carriage man in the days of Saul. in the hand of the keeper of the

13. And the three eldest sons carriage, and ran into the army, of Jesse went and followed Saul and came and saluted his breto the battle: and the names of thren. his three sons that went to the 23 And as he talked with them, battle were Eliab the first-born, behold, there came up the chamand next unto him Abinadab, pion, (the Philistine of Gath, and the third Shammah.

Goliath by name,) out of the ar14 And David was the young-mies of the Philistines, and est: and the three eldest follow-spake according to the same ed Saul.

words: and David heard them. 15. But David went and re

24 And all the men of Isturned from Saul, to feed his rael, when they saw the man, father's sheep at Béth-lehem. fled from him, and were sore

16. And the Philistine drew | afraid. near morning and evening, and 25 And the men of Israel said, presented himself forty days Have ye seen this man that is

17 And Jesse said unto David come up? surely to defy Israel his son, Take now for thy bre- is he come up: and it shall be,

, thren an ephah of this parched that the man who killeth him, corn, and these ten loaves, and the king will enrich him with run to the camp to thy brethren; great riches, and will give him

18. And carry these ten cheeses his daughter, and make his faunto the captain of their thou- || ther's house free in Israel. sand, and look how thy brethren 26 And David spake to the fare, and take their pledge. men that stood by him, saying,

19 Now Saul, and they, and all What shall be done to the man the men of Israel, were in the that killeth this Philistine, and valley of Elah, fighting with the taketh away the reproach from Philistines.

Israel? for who is this uncir20 And David rose up early incumcised Philistine, that he the morning, and left the sheep should defy the armies of the with a keeper, and took, and living God? ; went, as Jesse had commanded 27 And the people answered him; and he came to the trench, him after this manner, saying,

So shall it be done to the man out of his mouth: and when he that killeth him.

arose against me, I caught him 28 And Eliab his eldest bro- || by his beard, and smote him, ther heard when he spake unto and slew him. the men; and Eliab's anger was 36 Thy servant slew both the kindled against David, and he lion and the bear: and this unsaid, Why camest thou down circumcised Philistine shall be hither? and with whom hastas one of them, seeing he hath thou left those few sheep in the defied the armies of the living wilderness? I know thy pride, God. and the haughtiness of thine 37 David said moreover, The heart, for thou art come down LORD that delivered me out of that thou mightest see the bat- the paw of the lion, and out of tle.

the paw of the bear, he will de

, 29 And David said, What liver me out of the hand of this have I now done? Is there not || Philistine. And Saul said una cause?

to David, Go, and the LORD be 30 And he turned from him with thee. toward another, and spake after || 38 And Saul armed David with the same manner: and the peo- his armour, and he put an helmet ple answered him again after of brass upon his head; also he the former manner.

armed him with a coat of mail. 31 And when the words were 39 And David girded his sword heard which David spake, they upon his armour, and he assay. rehearsed them before Saul: and ed to go; for he had not proved he sent for him.

it. And David said unto Saul, 32 And David said to Saul, I cannot go with these, for I Let no man's heart fail because have not proved them. And of him; thy servant will go and David put them off him. fight with this Philistinel

40 And he took his staff in his 33 And Saul said to David, hand, and chose him five smooth Thou art not able to go against stones out of the brook, and this Philistine to fight with him: put them in a shepherd's bag for thou art but a youth, and he which he had, even in a scrip; a man of war from his youth. and his sling was in his hand :

34 And David said unto Saul, and he drew near to the PhilisThy servant kept his father's tine. sheep, and there came a lion,

41 And the Philistine came on, and a bear, and took a lamb out and drew near unto David; and of the flock:

the man that bare the shield 35 And I went out after him, || went before him. and smote him, and delivered it 42 And when the Philistine


his gods.

the air, and to the beasts of the 5

looked about, and saw David, 49 And David put his hand in he disdained him: for he was his bag, and took thence a stone, but a youth, and ruddy, and of | and slang it, and smote the Phia fair countenance.

listine in his forehead, that the 43 And the Philistine said un- || stone sunk into his forehead; to David, Am I a dog, that thou and he fell upon his face to the comest to me with staves ? and earth. the Philistine cursed David by 50 So David prevailed over the

Philistine with a sling and with 44 And the Philistine said to a stone, and smote the PhilisDavid, Come to me, and I will tine, and slew him; but there was give thy flesh unto the fowls of no sword in the hand of David.

51 Therefore David ran, and field.

stood upon the Philistine, and 45 Then said David to the Phi- took his sword, and drew it out listine, Thou comest to me of the sheath thereof, and slew with a sword, and with a spear, him, and cut off his head thereand with a shield: but I come to with. And when the Philisthee in the name of the Lord of tines saw their champion was hosts, the God of the armies of dead, they fled. Israel, whom thou hast defied. 52 And the men of Israel and

46 This day will the Lord de- of Judah arose, and shouted, liver thee into mine hand; and and pursued the Philistines, unI will smite thee, and take thine til thou come to the valley, and head from thee; and I will give to the gates of Ekron. And the the carcases of the host of the wounded of the Philistines fell Philistines this day unto the down by the way to Shaaraim, fowls of the air, and to the wild even unto Gath, and unto Ekbeasts of the earth; that all the ron. earth may know that there is a 53 And the children of Israel God in Israel.

returned from chasing after the 47 And all this assembly shall Philistines, and they spoiled know that the LORD saveth not their tents. , with sword and spear: for the 54 And David took the head battle is the LORD's, and he of the Philistine, and brought it will give you into our hands. to Jerusalem; but he put his

48 And it came to pass, when armour in his tent. the Philistine arose, and came 55 And when Saul saw Daand drew nigh to meet David, vid go forth against the Philisthat David hasted, and ran to- || tine, he said unto Abner, the ward the army to meet the Phi- captain of the host, Abner, whose listine.

son is this youth? And Abner

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