King James Version

1 Samuel 17:12–22

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12 Now David was jthe son of that kEphrathite of Beth-lehem-judah, whose name was Jesse; and he had leight 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 mnames of his three sons that went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, 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 nto feed his father’s sheep at Beth-lehem. 16 And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days. 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 ocarry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look phow 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 Philistines. 20 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 Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army. 22 And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.

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ver. 58. Ruth 4:22. ch. 16:1, 18.


Comp. ch. 16:10, 11. 1 Chr. 2:13, 14, 15.


ch. 16:6, 8, 9. Comp. 1 Chr. 2:13.


ch. 16:19.


See ch. 10:27.

Heb. cheeses of milk.

Heb. captain of a thousand. See Judg. 6:15.


See Gen. 37:14. Comp. ver. 22.


Or, place of the carriage. ch. 26:5, 7.


Or, battle ray, or, place of fight.

Heb. the vessels from upon him. See Judg. 18:21.

Heb. asked his brethren of peace. See Judg. 18:15.