Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search NET
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search NET
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on TwitterConnect on FacebookConnect on InstagramConnect on PinterestConnect on Google Plus

Receive our Blue Letter Bible Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

1 Samuel 17 :: New English Translation (NET)

toggle collapse

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:1

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:1

The Philistines gathered their troops for battle. They assembled at Socoh in Judah. They camped in Ephes Dammim, between Socoh and Azekah.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:2

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:2

Saul and the Israelite army assembled and camped in the valley of Elah, where they arranged their battle lines to fight against the Philistines.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:3

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:3

The Philistines were standing on one hill, and the Israelites on another hill, with the valley between them.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:4

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:4

Then a champion came out from the camp of the Philistines. His name was Goliath; he was from Gath. He was close to seven feet tall.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:5

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:5

He had a bronze helmet on his head and was wearing scale body armor. The weight of his bronze body armor was five thousand shekels.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:6

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:6

He had bronze shin guards on his legs, and a bronze javelin was slung over his shoulders.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:7

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:7

The shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam, and the iron point of his spear weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer was walking before him.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:8

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:8

Goliath stood and called to Israel's troops, "Why do you come out to prepare for battle? Am I not the Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose for yourselves a man so he may come down to me!

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:9

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:9

If he is able to fight with me and strike me down, we will become your servants. But if I prevail against him and strike him down, you will become our servants and will serve us."

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:10

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:10

Then the Philistine said, "I defy Israel's troops this day! Give me a man so we can fight each other!"

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:11

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:11

When Saul and all the Israelites heard these words of the Philistine, they were upset and very afraid.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:12

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:12

Now David was the son of this Ephrathite named Jesse from Bethlehem in Judah. He had eight sons, and in Saul's days he was old and well advanced in years.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:13

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:13

Jesse's three oldest sons had followed Saul to war. The names of the three sons who went to war were Eliab, his firstborn, Abinadab, the second oldest, and Shammah, the third oldest.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:14

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:14

Now David was the youngest. While the three oldest sons followed Saul,

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:15

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:15

David was going back and forth from Saul in order to care for his father's sheep in Bethlehem.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:16

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:16

Meanwhile for forty days the Philistine approached every morning and evening and took his position.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:17

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:17

Jesse said to his son David, "Take your brothers this ephah of roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread; go quickly to the camp to your brothers.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:18

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:18

Also take these ten portions of cheese to their commanding officer. Find out how your brothers are doing and bring back their pledge that they received the goods.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:19

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:19

They are with Saul and the whole Israelite army in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines."

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:20

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:20

So David got up early in the morning and entrusted the flock to someone else who would watch over it. After loading up, he went just as Jesse had instructed him. He arrived at the camp as the army was going out to the battle lines shouting its battle cry.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:21

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:21

Israel and the Philistines drew up their battle lines opposite one another.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:22

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:22

After David had entrusted his cargo to the care of the supply officer, he ran to the battlefront. When he arrived, he asked his brothers how they were doing.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:23

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:23

As he was speaking with them, the champion named Goliath, the Philistine from Gath, was coming up from the battle lines of the Philistines. He spoke the way he usually did, and David heard it.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:24

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:24

When all the men of Israel saw this man, they retreated from his presence and were very afraid.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:25

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:25

The men of Israel said, "Have you seen this man who is coming up? He does so to defy Israel. But the king will make the man who can strike him down very wealthy! He will give him his daughter in marriage, and he will make his father's house exempt from tax obligations in Israel."

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:26

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:26

David asked the men who were standing near him, "What will be done for the man who strikes down this Philistine and frees Israel from this humiliation? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he defies the armies of the living God?"

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:27

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:27

The soldiers told him what had been promised, saying, "This is what will be done for the man who can strike him down."

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:28

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:28

When David's oldest brother Eliab heard him speaking to the men, he became angry with David and said, "Why have you come down here? To whom did you entrust those few sheep in the desert? I am familiar with your pride and deceit! You have come down here to watch the battle!"

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:29

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:29

David replied, "What have I done now? Can't I say anything?"

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:30

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:30

Then he turned from those who were nearby to someone else and asked the same question, but they gave him the same answer as before.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:31

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:31

When David's words were overheard and reported to Saul, he called for him.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:32

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:32

David said to Saul, "Don't let anyone be discouraged. Your servant will go and fight this Philistine!"

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:33

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:33

But Saul replied to David, "You aren't able to go against this Philistine and fight him! You're just a boy! He has been a warrior from his youth!"

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:34

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:34

David replied to Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd for his father's flock. Whenever a lion or bear would come and carry off a sheep from the flock,

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:35

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:35

I would go out after it, strike it down, and rescue the sheep from its mouth. If it rose up against me, I would grab it by its jaw, strike it, and kill it.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:36

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:36

Your servant has struck down both the lion and the bear. This uncircumcised Philistine will be just like one of them. For he has defied the armies of the living God!"

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:37

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:37

David went on to say, "The LORD who delivered me from the lion and the bear will also deliver me from the hand of this Philistine!" Then Saul said to David, "Go! The LORD will be with you."

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:38

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:38

Then Saul clothed David with his own fighting attire and put a bronze helmet on his head. He also put body armor on him.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:39

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:39

David strapped on his sword over his fighting attire and tried to walk around, but he was not used to them. David said to Saul, "I can't walk in these things, for I'm not used to them." So David removed them.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:40

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:40

He took his staff in his hand, picked out five smooth stones from the stream, placed them in the pouch of his shepherd's bag, took his sling in hand, and approached the Philistine.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:41

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:41

The Philistine kept coming closer to David, with his shield bearer walking in front of him.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:42

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:42

When the Philistine looked carefully at David, he despised him, for he was only a ruddy and handsome boy.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:43

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:43

The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you are coming after me with sticks?" Then the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:44

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:44

The Philistine said to David, "Come here to me, so I can give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the field!"

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:45

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:45

But David replied to the Philistine, "You are coming against me with sword and spear and javelin. But I am coming against you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel's armies, whom you have defied!

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:46

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:46

This very day the LORD will deliver you into my hand! I will strike you down and cut off your head. This day I will give the corpses of the Philistine army to the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land. Then all the land will realize that Israel has a God

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:47

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:47

and all this assembly will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves! For the battle is the LORD's, and he will deliver you into our hand."

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:48

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:48

The Philistine drew steadily closer to David to attack him, while David quickly ran toward the battle line to attack the Philistine.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:49

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:49

David reached his hand into the bag and took out a stone. He slung it, striking the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank deeply into his forehead, and he fell down with his face to the ground.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:50

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:50

David prevailed over the Philistine with just the sling and the stone. He struck down the Philistine and killed him. David did not even have a sword in his hand.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:51

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:51

David ran and stood over the Philistine. He grabbed Goliath's sword, drew it from its sheath, killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they ran away.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:52

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:52

Then the men of Israel and Judah charged forward, shouting a battle cry. They chased the Philistines to the valley and to the very gates of Ekron. The Philistine corpses lay fallen along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:53

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:53

When the Israelites returned from their hot pursuit of the Philistines, they looted their camp.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:54

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:54

David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, and he put Goliath's weapons in his tent.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:55

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:55

Now as Saul watched David going out to fight the Philistine, he asked Abner, the general in command of the army, "Whose son is this young man, Abner?" Abner replied, "As surely as you live, O king, I don't know."

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:56

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:56

The king said, "Find out whose son this boy is!"

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:57

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:57

So when David returned from striking down the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul. He still had the head of the Philistine in his hand.

Tools specific to 1Sa 17:58

Unchecked Copy Box 1Sa 17:58

Saul said to him, "Whose son are you, young man?" David replied, "I am the son of your servant Jesse in Bethlehem."
decorationPrevious BookPrevious ChapterGo to Top of PageNext ChapterNext Bookdecoration

NET

The NET Bible®, New English Translation Copyright © 1996 By Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NET Bible® is a registered trademark The NET Bible® Logo, Service Mark Copyright © 1997 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.

Full copyright information is provided here. Visit the NET Bible website.

 
 
Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search NET
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the NET
Version Selector Up Arrow
KJV King James Version
NKJV New King James Version
NLT New Living Translation
NIV New International Version
ESV English Standard Version
HCSB Holman Christian Standard Bible
NASB New American Standard Bible
NET New English Translation
RSV Revised Standard Version
ASV American Standard Version
YLT Young's Literal Translation
DBY Darby Translation
WEB Webster's Bible
HNV Hebrew Names Version
RVR60 Reina-Valera 1960
VUL Latin Vulgate
WLC Westminster Leningrad Codex
LXX Septuagint
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes Around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Select All Verses
Clear All Verses

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Loading...

Interlinear
Bibles
Cross-Refs
Commentaries
Dictionaries
Miscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Login

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

Enter Your
Email or Username

Password

 [?]

 

Why won't my login from the old site work?

Did you forget your password?

Register a new BLB account

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

Enter Your EmailUsername

First Name

PasswordRe-enter

[ Cancel ]

 

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or Username

 

Return to Login

Close Login
 

Search

Bible Search

Multiverse Retrieval

LexiConc Search

FAQ Search

Browse Dictionary Topics

Bible Reference

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries

Introductions to the Bible

Topical Indexes

Charts and Outlines

Timelines

Maps / Images

Bible Commentaries

Text Commentaries

Audio & Video Commentaries

Theological Resources

Articles / Books

Women's Resources

Don Stewart

BLB Theological

Creeds, Catechisms, and Confessions

Multimedia

Video

Music

Products

Digital Books

Mobile Apps for iPhone / iPad

Mobile blb.org

BLB Offline CDs

Free Web Tools

Devotionals

Email Devotional Sign-Up

BLB Daily Promises

Day by Day by Grace

Morning and Evening

Daily Bible Reading Plan

Help

Video Tutorials

Support

Theological Questions

Website Support

iApp Support

General Questions

Ministries

Sowing Circle

Co-Laboring Ministries

About

About the BLB

Statement of Faith

History

Newsletter

Partnerships

Ministry FAQs

Donate

Donation Information

Contact the BLB

Hotjar - Unlimited insights from your web and mobile sites


BLB Institute

BLB Blog

Email Newsletters

Facebook

Twitter


Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

©2017 Blue Letter Bible