1 Samuel 17:26

“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 Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Dauid spake to the men that stood by him, saying; What shall bee done to the man that killeth this Philistine; and taketh away the reproch from Israel? for who is this vncircumcised Philistine, that he should defie the armies of the liuing God?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then David spoke to the men who were standing by him, saying, "What will 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 taunt the armies of the living God?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David said to the men near him, What will be done to the man who overcomes this Philistine and takes away the shame from Israel? for who is this Philistine, a man without circumcision, that he has put shame on the armies of the living God?
- Basic English Bible

And David spoke to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that smites 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?
- Darby Bible

And David spoke 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 Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
- Webster's Bible

David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, "What shall be done to 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?"
- World English Bible

And David speaketh unto the men who are standing by him, saying, `What is done to the man who smiteth this Philistine, and hath turned aside reproach from Israel? for who [is] this uncircumcised Philistine that he hath reproached the ranks of the living God?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David spoke to the men that stood by him, saying: 'What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the taunt from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should have taunted the armies of the living God?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 1 Samuel 17

  • April
    Yay!,I think this is one of my fav stories,and it does leave a rather inspiring feeling of where FAITH leads you,he was a mere boy but with GOD,he smote that giant:),it is amazing and invigorating to read such content and be reminded of the AWESOMENESS one feels and acomplishes with GOD on our side,funny I've been wanting to read this story but couldnt remember the ch. and here I am,thanks Dad!:-)
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Our God is awesome. The story of David and Goliath reminds us of the power of God over ALL forces. After all, He is the Creator of the universe (multiverse) and everything is under His control. To draw from this immeasurable source of power, we must love and obey Him. We must stay at the centre of His will all the time and victory over the Goliaths in our lives, including sin, will be assured.
  • Mukisa francis
    Haleluaaaa! my people?? 1samuel 17
    That scripture, it helped to know my self and believe in myself what about you?
  • Irene123
    To B. K. Miller - Also, angels are Spirits; they cannot reproduce. I've seen this question on here many times from different men - never from a woman. As to giants; really now how big does a giant have to be? The Israelites were and are a relatively short people, like their 'brothers' the Ishmaelites. And look at f'ball and basketball men. They are giants.
  • Irene123
    To Brian k. Miller - There's nothing wrong with researching for things not found in God's word, but if He wants us to know something, i.e. Goliath's father - It will be in His word, as a general rule. Goliath's father isn't pertinent to salvation. Neither Goliath, BUT - his story was - faith in God and not man, i.e. Saul's armor.
  • Irene123
    You have to just love David; Ps. 20:17 - ".....but we will remember the name of the Lord our God." 1 Sam. 17:45 - "....., but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts ....."; (who is the 'phillistine' to defy the armies of the living God?!"). I love it, I love it; HALLELUJAH!!!

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