1 Samuel 17:39

“And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Dauid girded his sword vpon his armour, and he assayed to goe, for he had not proued it: and Dauid said vnto Saul, I cannot goe with these: for I haue not proued them. And Dauid put them off him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

David girded his sword over his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested {them.} So David said to Saul, "I cannot go with these, for I have not tested {them.} And David took them off."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David girded his sword upon his apparel, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David took Saul's sword and put the band round him over the metal coat, and was unable to go forward; for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul, It is not possible for me to go out with these, for I am not used to them. So David took them off.
- Basic English Bible

And David girded his sword upon his dress, and endeavoured to go; for he had not yet tried [it]. And David said to Saul, I cannot go in these; for I have never tried [them]. And David put them off him.
- Darby Bible

And David girded his sword upon his armor, and he essayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said to Saul, I cannot go with these, for I have not proved them. And David put them off from him.
- Webster's Bible

David strapped his sword on his clothing, and he tried to move; for he had not tested it. David said to Saul, "I can't go with these; for I have not tested them." David took them off.
- World English Bible

And David girded his sword above his long robe, and beginneth to go, for he hath not tried [it]; and David saith unto Saul, `I am not able to go with these, for I had not tried;' and David turneth them aside from off him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David girded his sword upon his apparel, and he essayed to go ,but could not; for he had not tried it. And David said unto Saul: 'I cannot go with these; for I have not tried them.' And David put them off him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 17:39


17:39 Proved them - I have no skill or experience in the managements of this kind of arms.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 17:39

  • Sarah nakuya for verse 39
    We don 't have to depend on what we see with our naked eyes, lets depend on God for every thing. David knew that God does not use expensive things or strong people he just needs us to trust him for every thing.

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