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shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto

4 And Samuel did that which the Lord
spake, and came to Beth-lehem. And the
elders of the town ''trembled at his t coming,
and said, 'Comest thou peaceably?

5 And he said. Peaceably : I am come to
sacrifice unto the Lord : '' sanctify your-
selves, and come with me to the sacrifice.
And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and
called them to the sacrifice.

6 IF And it came to pass when they were
come, that he looked on 'Eliab, and ""said.
Surely the Lord's anointed is before him.

7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look
not on "his countenance, or on the height
of his stature ; because I have refused him :
"for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for
man Plooketh on the t outward appearance,
but the Lord looketh on the i heart.

8 Then Jesse called 'Abinadab, and made
him pass before Samuel. And he said. Nei-
ther hath the Lord chosen this.

9 Then Jesse made ' ||Shammah to pass by.
And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen

10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to
pass before Samuel : and Samuel said unto
Jesse, The Lord hath not chosen these.

1 1 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here
all ^/i?/ children ? And he said, 'There re-
maineth yet the youngest, and behold, he
keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto
Jesse, " Send and fetch him : for we will not
sit tdown till he come hither.

12 And he sent, and brought him in.
Now he was ^ ruddy, and withal tof a beau-
tiful countenance, and goodly to look to..
yAnd the Lord said. Arise, anoint him:
for this is he.

13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and
^anointed him in the midst of his brethren :
and "the Spirit of the Lord came upon Da-
vid from that day forward. So Samuel rose
up, and went to Ramah.

14 IF ''But the Spirit of the Lord departed
from Saul, and "an evil spirit from the Lord
II troubled him.

15 And Saul's servants said unto him,
Behold now, an evil spirit from God trou-
bleth thee.

16 Let our lord now command thy ser-

Saul se;p,deth for David.

vants, which are ''before thee, to seek out a
man who is a cunning player on an harp :
and it shall come to pass, when the evil
spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall
"play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.

17 And Saul said unto his servants, Pro-
vide me now a man that can play well, and
bring him to me.

18 Then answered one of the servants, and
said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the
Beth-lehemite, that is cunning in playing,
and '"a mighty valiant man, and a man of
war, and prudent in || matters, and a comely
person, and sthe Lord is with him.

19 TT Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto
Jesse, and said. Send me David thy son,
'' which is with the sheep.

20 And Jesse 'took an ass Jaden with
bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and
sent them by David his son unto Saul.

21 And David came to Saul, and "^ stood
before him : and he loved him greatly ; and
he became his armour-bearer.

22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let
David, I pray thee, stand before me ; for he
hath found favour in my sight.

23 And it came to pass, when 'the evil
spirit from God was upon Saul, that David
took an harp, and played with his hand :
so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the
evil spirit departed from him.

CHAP. xvn.

1 The armies of the Israelites and Philistines being ready
to battle, 4 Goliath cometh proudly forth to challenge
a combat. 12 David, sent by his father to visit his
brethren, taketh the challenge. 28 Eliab chideth him.
30 He is brought to Saul. 32 He sheweih the reason
of his confidence. 38 Without armour, armed by faith,
he slayeth the giant. 55 Saul taketh notice of David.

"VTOW the Philistines "gathered together
]j\ their armies to battle, and were gathered
together at '• Shochoh, which belongeth to
Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and
Azekah, in || Ephes-dammim.

2 And Saul and the men of Israel were
gathered together, and pitched by the valley
of Elah, and t set the battle in array against
the Philistines.

3 And the Philistines stood on a mountain
on the one side, and Israel stood on a moun-
tain on the other side : and there was a valley
between them.

4 IF And there went out a champion out
of the camp of the Philistines, named
"Goliath, of ''Gath, whose height was six
cubits and a span.

5 And he had an helmet of brass upon his
head, and he was farmed with a coat of
mail ; and the weight of the coat was five
thousand shekels of brass.


about 1065.

(1 Gen. 41.


ver. 21, 22.

1 Kings 10.

e ver. 23.

2 Kinsd 3.

r ch. 17. 32,
34, 35, 36.

11 Of, speech.

ch. 3. 19.
18. 12, 14.

h ver. n.

ch. 17. 15,


i see ch. 10.

27. & 17. 18.

Gon. 43. 11.

Prov. 18. 16.

k Gen. 41.


1 Kines 10.


Prov. 22. 29.

1 ver. 14, 16.

b Josh. 15.


2 Chron. 28.


II Or. Ihe

coast of





1 Ciiron. 11.


T Heb.

ranecd the


c 2 Sam. 21.


il Josh. 11.


t Heb.

about 1063.



e 2 Sam. 21.

g ch. 11. 1.

h ver. 26.
2 Sam. 21.

i ver. 58.

Ruth 4. JH.

ch. 16. 1, 18.

k Gen. 35.


I ch. 16. 10,


See 1 Chron.

2. 13, 14, 13.

m ch. 16. 6,
8, 9.
1 Chron.
2. 13.

n ch. 16. 19.

t Heb.
cheeses of
t Heb.
captain of
a IJioasand.
o Gen. 37.

II Or, place
of the car-
ch. 26. 5.
II Or, battle
array, or,
place of

t Heb. the
vessels frtrltt
uvon him. '

Goliath defieth Israel.

6 And he had greaves of brass upon his
legs, and a || target of brass between his

7 And the "staff of his spear was hke
a weaver's beam; and his spear's head tt'e?§-^ea!
six hundred shekels of iron : and one bearing
a shield went before him.

8 And he stood and cried unto the armies
of Israel, and said unto them. Why are ye
come out to set your battle in array ? am not
I a Philistine, and ye ''servants to Saul?
choose you a man for you, and let him come
down to me.

9 If he be able to fight with me, and to
kill me, then will we be your servants : but
if I prevail against him, and kill him, then
shall ye be our servants, and s serve us.

10 And the Philistine said, I ''defy the
armies of Israel this day ; give me a man,
that we may fight together.

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

12 IT Now David was 'the son of that
■'Ephrathite of Beth-lehem-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

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 t cheeses unto the
t 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 Phihstincs.

20 H 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
host was going forth to the || fight, and
shouted for the battle,

21 For Israel and the Philisthies had put
the battle in array, army against army.

22 And David left this carriage in the
hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran


David accepteth the challenge.

into the army, and came and f saluted his

23 And as he talked with. them, behold,
there came up the champion, the. Philistine
of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies
of the Philistines, and spake p according to
the same words : and David heard them.

24 And all the men of Israel, when they
saw the man, fled t from him, and were sore

25 And the men of Israel said. Have ye
seen this man tliat 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 iwill give
him his daughter, and make his father's house
free in Israel.

26 And David spake to the men that stood
by him, saying. What shall be done to the
man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh
away 'the reproach from Israel? for who is
this ^uncircumcised Phihstine, that he should
'defy the armies of "the living God?

27 And the people answered him after
this manner, saying, ^ So shall it be done to
the man that killeth him.

28 IF And Ehab his eldest brother heard
when he spake unto the men ; and Eliab's
danger was kindled against David, and he
said. Why earnest thou down hither ? and
with whom hast 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 IT And he turned from him toward
another, and " spake after the same f man-
ner : 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 t sent for him.

32 IT And David said to Saul, ''Let no
man's heart fail because of him; "^thy ser-
vant will go and fight with this Philistine.

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 ser-
vant 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 slew him.

36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the
bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall






nbout 1003.

about 1063.

e P.i. 18. 16,
17. & 63. 7.
& 77. 11.
2 Cor. 1. 10.
2 Tim. 4. 17,

t Heb.

asked Ms

l/ret/trc}l of


na Judg. 18.


p ver. 8.

f ch. 20. 13.
1 Clirou. 22.
11, IB.

t Heb.

J nun his

liavid with
his clothes.

q Josh. 15.


r ch. 11. 2.

II Or.
t Heb.

s cb. 14. 6.

t ver. 10
u Deut. 5.

I vet. 25.

e P«. 123.4,

TCor. 1. 27,


h cb. 16. 12.

y Gen. 37.
4. 8, 11.
Matt. 10. 36.

i ch. 24. 14.

2 Sam. 3. 8.

& !). 8. &

Ifi. 9.

2 Kings 8.


kl Kings 20.
10, 11.

z ver. 17.

a ver. 26,27.
t Heb.

t Heb.
took him.

1 2 Sam. 22.
Xi, 35.

Ps. 124. 8.
fc 125. 1.

2 Cor. 10. 4.
Hebr. 11. 33,

m ver. 10.

b Deut. 20.
1, 3.

c cb. 16. 18.

t Hob.
shut thee up.

(1 See
Numb. 13.
DeuL 9. 2.

n Deut. 28.

Josh. 4.24.

1 Kings 8.
43. & 18. 36.

2 Kings 19.

Isai. 52. 10.


II Or, kid.

Hos. 1. 7.
Zcch. 4. 6.
q 2 Chron.

ffe sheweth the reason of his confidence.

be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the
armies of the living 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 IT And Saul farmed David with his
armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon
his head; also he armed him with a coat of

39 And David girded his sword upon hia
armour, and he assayed to go ; for he had not
proved it. And David said unto Saul, I can-
not go with these, for I have not proved
them. And David put them oflT him.

40 And he took his staflT in his hand, and
chose him five smooth stones out of the
II brook and put them in a shepherd's fbag
which he had, even in a scrip ; and his sling
was in his hand: and he drew near to the

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

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 heists of the

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

46 This day will the Lord f deliver thee
intominehand ; and I will smite thee, and
take thine head from thee; and I will give
"the carcasses 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

47 And all this assembly shall know that
the Lord Psaveth not with sword and spear:
for nhe battle is the Lord's, and he will
give you into our hands.

48 And it came to pass, when the Phi-
listine arose, and came and drew mgh to
meet David, that David hasted, and ran to-
ward the army to meet the Philistine.


David, without armour, slayeth Goliath.^

49 And David put his hajad in his bag,
and took thence a stone, and slang it, and
smote the Phihstine 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 slew 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,
nhey fled.

52 And the men of Israel and of Judah
arose, and shouted, and pursued the Phi-
listines, 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 H And when Saul saw David go forth
against the Philistine, he said unto Abner
the captain of the host, Abner, "whose son
is this youth ? And Abner said, As thy soul
liveth, O king, I cannot tell.

56 And the king said, Inquire thou whose
son the stripling is.

57 And as David returned from the slaugh-
ter of the Phihstine, 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 answer-
ed, y/ 0771 the son of thy servant Jesse the


1 Jonathan loveth David. 5 Saul envieih his praise,
10 seeketh to kill him in his fury, \2feareth him for
his good success, 17 offer eth him his daughters for
a snare. 22 David persuaded to be the king's son-in-
law, giveth two hundred foreski?is of the Philistines
for Michal's dowry. 28 SauTs hatred, and David's
glory increaseth.

AND it came to pass, when he had made
an end of speaking unto Saul, that "-the
soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of
David, ''and Jonathan loved him as his own

2 And Saul took him that day, "and would
let him go no more home to his father's

3 Then Jonathan and David made a cove-
nant, because he loved him as his own soul.

4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the



about 1063.

r ch. 21. 9.
See .lud?. 3.
31. & 15. 15.
ch. 23. 21.

a Ilebr. 11.

t Josh. 15.

u Spe ch.

y ver. 12.

n Gen. 44.

h ch. 19. 2.
& 20. 17.
2Siim. 1.26.
Dout. 13. 6.

ch. 17. 15.

about 1063.

II Or,

ver. 14, 15,

II Or,


A Exod. 15.


Judg. 11. 34.

t Heb.





e Exod. 15.


f cb. 21. li.

&. £9. 5.

t Heb. TOoj
evd in his

i en. 16. 14.

fc ch. 19. 24.

1 Kmgs 18.


Acts 16. 16.

1 ch. 19. 9.

m ch. 19.10.
& 20. 33.
Prov. 27. 4.

n ver. 15,29.

o ch. 16. 13,


p ch. 16. 14.

& 28. 15.

q ver. 16.

Numb. 27.


2 Sara. 5. 2.

II Or, -
ver. 5.
r Cen. 39.
2, 3, 23.
Joih. 0. 27.

ir. 5.

t ch. 17. 25.

"U Heb. a son
of vali'^jT.
\i Numb. 32.
20, 27, 29.
ch. 25. 2ri.
X ver. 21.25.
2 Sam. 12.9.

F See ver.


ch. 9. 21.

2 Sam. 7. 18.

8aul envieth David's praise.

robe that was upon him, and gave it to Da-
vid, and his garments, even to his sword,
and to his bow, and to his girdle.

5 IT And David went out whithersoever
Saul sent him, and || behaved himself wisely :
and Saul set him over the men of war, and
he was accepted in the sight of all the peo-
ple, and also in the sight of Saul's servants.

6 And it came to pass as they came,
when David was returned from the slaughter
of the II Philistine, that •'the Avomen came out
of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing,
to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and
with t instruments of music.

7 And the women "answered one another
as they played, and said, '"Saul hath slain his
thousands, and David his ten thousands.

8 And Saul was very wroth, and the say-
ing t^ displeased him; and he said, They
have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and
to me they have ascribed hut thousands : and
what can he have more but ''the kingdom?

9 And Saul eyed David from that day and
forward. <

10 IT And it came to pass on the morrow,
that 'the evil spirit from' God came upon
Saul, ''and he prophesied in the midst of
the house: and David played with his hand,
as at other times : ' and there was a javelin in
Saul's hand.

11 And Saul ""cast the javelin; for he
said, I will smite David even to the wall with
it. And David avoided out of his presence

12 IF And Saul was " afraid of David, be-
cause °the Lord was with him, and was p de-
parted from Saul.

13 Therefore Saul removed him from him,
and made him his captain over a thousand ;
and ihe went out and came in before the

14 And David || behaved himself wisely in
all his ways; and ^the Lord was with him.

15 Wherefore when Saul saw that he
behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid
of him.

16 But 'all Israel and Judah loved David,
because he went out and came in before

17 IF And Saul said to David, Behold, my
elder daughter Merab, *her will I give thee
to wife: only be thou fvahant for me, and
fight "the Lord's battles. For Saul said,
"Let not mine handbe upon him, but let the
hand of the Philistines be upon him.

18 And David said unto Saul, ^Who am
I ? and what is my life, or my father's fami-
ly in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to
the king?

19 But it came to pass at the time when


David marrieth Michal.

Merab, Saul's daughter, should" have been
given to David, that she was given unto
^Adriel the ''Meholathite to wife.

'20 '■ And Michal, Saul's daughter, loved
David : and they told Saul, and the thing,
t pleased him.

21 And Saul said, I will give him her,
that she may be "= a snare to him, and that
"^the hand of the Philistines may be against
him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou
ehalt =this day be ray son-in-law, in the one
o/'the twain.

22 IF And Saul commanded his servants,
saying. Commune with David secretly, and
say. Behold, the king hath delight in thee,
and all his servants love thee : now therefore
be the king's son-in-law.

23 And Saul's servants spake those words
in the ears of David. And David said,
Seemeth it to you a light thing to be a king's
son-in-law, seeing that I am a poor man, and
lightly esteemed ?

24 And the servants of Saul told him,
saying, fOn this manner spake David.

25 And Saul said. Thus shall ye say to
David, The king desireth not any ''dowry,
but an hundred foreskins of the Phihstines,
to be ^avenged of the king's enemies. But
Saul ''thought to make David fall by the
hand of the Philistines.

26 And when his servants told David
these words, it pleased David well to be
the king's son-in-law : and ' the days were
not t expired.

27 Wherefore David arose and went, he
and "^his men, and slew of the Philistines
two hundred men ; and ' David brought
their foreskins, and they gave them in full
tale to the king, that he might be the king's
son-in-law. And Saul gave him Michal his
daughter to wife.

28 H And Saul saw and knew that the
Lord was with David, and that Michal,
Saul's daughter, loved him.

29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of
David ; and Saul became David's enemy

30 Then the princes of the Philistines
"■went forth : and it came to pass, after they
went forth, that David "behaved himself
more wisely than all the servants of Saul : so
that his name was much tset by.


1 Jonathan discloseth his father's purpose to Mil David.
4 He persiiadeth his father to reconciliation. 8 By
reason of David's good success in a new war, Said's
maLiciom rage Ireaketh out against him. . 12 Michal
deceiveth her father with an image in David's bed.
18 David cometh to Samuel in Naioth. 20 Saul's
messengers sent to take David, 22 and Saul himself,



aliimt 1003.

■r. 9 Sum. 21.


n Judg. 7.


b vor. 28.

t Ilcb.
iBfis riffht in
his ci/es.

c Exod. 10.


d ver. 17.

e See
ver. 26.

t rich.
these words.

r Gen. 34.


Exod. 22. 17.

S ch. 14. 24.
h ver. 17.

i 9eo
ver. 21.
t Heb.

I 2 Sam. 3.

m 2 Sam. 11.

n ver. 5.

t Heb.


ch. 26. 21.

2 Kings 1.


P». 116. 15.

about 1063.

a ch. 18. 1.

c Gen. 43.


Ps. 3.5. 12.

iL 109. 5.

Prov. 17. 13.

Jer. 18. 20.

d Jtidg. 9.

17. i, 12. 3.

ch. 28. 21.

Ps. 119. 109.

e ch. 17. 49,


f 1 Sam. 11.


1 Chron. 11.


B ch. 20. 32.

h Malt. 27.


i ch. 16. 21.
& 18. 2, 13.
t Heb.
third day.
about 10G2.

t Heb.
his face.
k cb. 16. 14.
& la 10, 11.

1 Ps. ;


m So Josh. 2.


AcU 9. 24,


t Heb..
Gen. 31. 19.
Judg. 17. 5.

Saul purposeth to hill David.

AND Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and
to all his servants, that they should kill

2 But Jonathan, Saul's son, "delighted
much in David : and Jonathan told David,
saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee :
now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to
thyself until the morning, find abida in a
secret p/ace, and hide thyself: *

3 And I will go out and stand beside my
father in the field where thou art, and I will
commune with my father of thee ; and what
I see, that I will tell thee.

4 TIAnd Jonathan ''spake good of David
unto Saul his father, and said unto him.
Let not the king "sin against his servant,
against David ; because he hath not sinned
against thee, and because his works have been
to thee-ward very good :

5 For he did put his ^hfe in his hand, and
«slew the Philistine, and '"the Lord wrought
a great salvation for all Israel : thou sawest
it, and didst rejoice : s wherefore then wilt
thou ''sin against innocent blood, to slay
David without a cause ?

6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of
Jonathan : and Saul sware. As the Lord
liveth, he shall not be slain.

7 And Jonathan called David, and Jona-
than shewed him all those things. And
Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he
was in his presence, 'as fin times past.

8 II And there was war again : and David
went out, and fought with the Philistines,
and slew them with a great slaughter; and
they fled from fhim.

9 And ''the evil spirit from the Lord
was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with
his javelin in his hand : and David played
with his hand.

10 And Saul sought to smite David even

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