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

  • 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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