“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/David and Goliath

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“David and Goliath”, 1Samuel 17:1) Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephesdammim.   2) And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the Valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.  3) And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side:  and there was a valley between them.   4) And there went out a champion (a warrior who will fight in place of the whole army) out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span (nine feet, nine inches tall).   5) And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed (clothed) with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass (about 125 pounds).  6) And he had greaves of brass (bronze armor) upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders.   7) And the staff of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels (about 24 pounds?) of iron:  and one bearing a shield (large and oblong) went before him.  8) And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array (ready for battle)?  am not I a Phiiistine, and ye servants to Saul?  choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me.  1Samuel 8:17.   9) If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.  10) And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day:  give me a man, that we may fight together.  2Samuel 21:21; Nehemiah 2:19.   11) When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.  12) Now David was the son of that Ephrathite (family name) of Bethlehem-Judah, whose name was Jesse, and he had eight sons:  and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.  Genesis 35:19.  13) And the three eldest sons of Jesse went and followed Saul to the battle:  and the names 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 to feed his father’s sheep at Bethlehem.  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 (35.2 liters) of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren;. 18) And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge (grain, loaves and cheeses for his sons and their officers).  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.  23) And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words:  and David heard them.  24) And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled away from him, and were sore afraid.  25) And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up?  surely to defy Israel is he come up:  and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father’s house free in Israel.  Joshua 15:1626) And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel?  for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the Living God.?  Deuteronomy 5:26.  27) And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him.  28) And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David (he was probably jealous of David, see 16:6, 13 and 16:21-23), and he said, Why camest thou down hither?  and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness?  I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightiest see the battle.  29) And David said, What have I now done?  Is there not a cause?  Proverbs 15:1.  30) And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the same manner (or word):  and the people answered him again after the former manner.  31) And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed (repeated) them before Saul:  and he sent for him.  32) And David said to Saul, let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.  33) And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him:  for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.  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:  35) And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.  36) Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear?  and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. 

To be cont’d

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