And when the men of the city saw them on the top of the mountain, they took up their weapons and came forth out of the city on the top of the mountain, and all the slingers stopped at the top of the hill and threw stones at them.
Then each man took up his implements of war, and after lighting fires on their towers, they stood fast, keeping guard that whole night.
Behold, the Assyrians multiply in their power; they take pride in their horses and riders; they exalt in the strength of their infantry; they put their trust in shield and spear and bow and sling, and they do not know that you are the Lord who crushes wars.
Then, approaching the post of the bed that was close to the head of Holofernes, she took down his straight sword from it. And drawing near the bed, she grasped the hair of his head and said, “Strengthen me, God of Israel, in this day.” And she struck at his neck twice with her strength, and she …
In his youth, didn’t he kill a giant and take reproach away from the people when he lifted his hand with a stone of a sling, and cut down the pride of Goliath?