1 Samuel 17: 19-36 David and Goliath


But I probably will tomorrow. Just to let you know, just heads up on that one. Probably say it again tomorrow. But today is day one one zero. I don't know why I'm saying it like that. Day 110. Oh my gosh, you guys, this is the stop for a second. 810. Well done. Phenomenal work. I just, what a gift. Here we are, reading from first Samuel chapter 17, praying, psalm 12. First Samuel chapter 17, David and Goliath. Now, the Philistines gathered their armies for battle, and they were gathered at so called, which belonged to Judah, and encamped between soko and azaka, and FS Damien. And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the valley of elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines. And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side with a valley between them. And there came out from the camp of the Philistines, a champion named Goliath of gath, whose height was 6 cubits and a span. He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was 5000 shekels of bronze, and he had grieves of bronze upon his legs, and a javelin of bronze, slung between his shoulders, and the shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam, and his spears head weighed 600 shekels of iron and his shield bearer went before him. He stood, and shouted to the ranks of Israel. Why have you come out to drop for a battle? Am I not a philistine and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves and let him come down to me. If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us. And the philistine said, I defy the ranks of Israel this day. Give me a man that we may fight together. When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistines, they were dismayed and greatly afraid. Now David was the son of an epithet of Bethlehem and Judah, named Jesse, who at 8 sons. In the days of Saul, the man was already old and advanced in years, the three eldest sons of Jesse had followed Saul to the battle, and the names of his three sons who went to the battle were eliab the firstborn, the next to him, abhinav, and the third shamah. David was the youngest. The three eldest followed Saul, but David went back and forth between Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem. For 40 days the philistine came forward and took his stand morning and evening. And Jesse said to David his son, take for your brothers and ifa of this parched grain and these ten loaves and carry them quickly to the camp to your brothers, also take these ten cheeses to the commander of their thousand. See how your brothers fare and bring some token from them. Now Saul and they and all the men of Israel were in the valley of Ella, fighting with the Philistines. And David rose early in the morning and left the sheep with a keeper and took the provisions and went as Jesse had commanded him, and he came to the encampment as the host was going forth to the battle line, shouting the war cry. And Israel and the Philistines drew up for battle army against army and David left the things in charge of the keeper of the baggage and ran to the ranks and went and greeted his brothers. As he talked with them, behold, the champion, the philistine of gath, Goliath by name, came up out of the ranks of the Philistines and spoke the same words as before, and David heard him. All the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were much afraid. In the men of Israel said, have you seen this man who has come up? Surely he has come up to defy Israel and the man who kills him, the king will enrich with great riches and will give him his daughter and make his father's house free in Israel. And David said to the men who stood by him, what shall be done for the man who kills this philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel. For who is this uncircumcised philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God? And the people answered him in the same way, social it be done to the man who kills him. Now eliab his eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men, and elie abs 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 presumption, and the evil of your heart. For you have come down to see the battle. And David said, what have I done now? Was it not but a word? And he turned away from him toward another, and spoke in the same way, and the people again answered him as before. When the words which David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul, and he sent for him. And David said to Saul, let no man's heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this philistine. And 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 from his youth. But David said to Saul. Your servant used to keep sheep for his father, and when there came a lion or a bear and took a lamb from the flock, I went after him and struck him and delivered it out of his mouth. And if it arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him. Your servant has killed both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised philistine shall be like one of them, seeing that he has defied the armies of the living God. And David said, the lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this philistine. And Saul said to David, go. And the lord be with you. Then saw clothed David with his armor. He put a helmet of bronze on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail, and David belted on his sword over his armor, and he tried in vain to go, for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul, I can not go with these, for I'm not used to them. And David

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