1 Samuel 17:34

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Dauid said vnto Saul, Thy seruant kept his fathers sheepe, and there came a Lyon, and a Beare, and tooke a lambe out of the flocke:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But David said to Saul, "Your servant was tending his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David said unto Saul, Thy servant was keeping his father's sheep; and when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David said to Saul, Your servant has been keeper of his father's sheep; and if a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,
- Basic English Bible

And David said to Saul, Thy servant fed his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and also a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock.
- Darby Bible

And David said to Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
- Webster's Bible

David said to Saul, "Your servant was keeping his father's sheep; and when a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb out of the flock,
- World English Bible

And David saith unto Saul, `A shepherd hath thy servant been to his father among the sheep, and the lion hath come -- and the bear -- and hath taken away a sheep out of the drove,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David said unto Saul: 'Thy servant kept his father's sheep; and when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 1 Samuel 17

  • 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!!!
  • Nicola
    David had faith in God that the battle is the Lord's n God would give him victory. He put onthe armour of God instead of flesh n succeeded.
  • Ijeoma Ejimbe
    Those that do know their God they shall wax and they shall do exploit.
    David knew in him whom he believed and he was not ashamed.
    Always know God and he will always prove himself as one in your life.

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