Samuel 17: 32-49
Samuel 17: 32-49
17:32 David said to Saul, "Let no one's heart fail because of
him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine."
Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this
Philistine to fight with him; for you are just a boy, and he has
been a warrior from his youth."
But David said to Saul, "Your servant used to keep sheep for
his father; and whenever a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb
from the flock,
I went after it and struck it down, rescuing the lamb from its
mouth; and if it turned against me, I would catch it by the jaw,
strike it down, and kill it.
Your servant has killed both lions and bears; and this
uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, since he has
defied the armies of the living God."
David said, "The LORD, who saved me from the paw of the lion
and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this
Philistine." So Saul said to David, "Go, and may the
LORD be with you!"
Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a bronze helmet on his
head and clothed him with a coat of mail.
David strapped Saul's sword over the armor, and he tried in vain
to walk, for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul,
"I cannot walk with these; for I am not used to them."
So David removed them.
Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones
from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd's bag, in the pouch;
his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.
The Philistine came on and drew near to David, with his
shield-bearer in front of him.
When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he
was only a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance.
The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to
me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
The Philistine said to David, "Come to me, and I will give
your flesh to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the
But David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with sword
and spear and javelin; but I come to you in the name of the LORD
of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
This very day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will
strike you down and cut off your head; and I will give the dead
bodies of the Philistine army this very day to the birds of the
air and to the wild animals of the earth, so that all the earth
may know that there is a God in Israel,
and that all this assembly may know that the LORD does not save by
sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord's and he will give you
into our hand."
When the Philistine drew nearer to meet David, David ran quickly
toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.
David put his hand in his bag, took out a stone, slung it, and
struck the Philistine on his forehead; the stone sank into his
forehead, and he fell face down on the ground.
9:9 The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in
times of trouble.
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O
LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion. Declare his deeds
among the peoples.
For he who avenges blood is mindful of them; he does not forget
the cry of the afflicted.
Be gracious to me, O LORD. See what I suffer from those who hate
me; you are the one who lifts me up from the gates of death,
so that I may recount all your praises, and, in the gates of
daughter Zion, rejoice in your deliverance.
The nations have sunk in the pit that they made; in the net that
they hid has their own foot been caught.
The LORD has made himself known, he has executed judgment; the
wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah
The wicked shall depart to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.
For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the
poor perish forever.
Rise up, O LORD! Do not let mortals prevail; let the nations be
judged before you.
Put them in fear, O LORD; let the nations know that they are only
6:1 As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept
the grace of God in vain.
For he says, "At an acceptable time I have listened to you,
and on a day of salvation I have helped you." See, now is the
acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!
We are putting no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may
be found with our ministry,
but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way:
through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,
beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger;
by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit,
truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of
righteousness for the right hand and for the left;
in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are
treated as impostors, and yet are true;
as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see--we are
alive; as punished, and yet not killed;
as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich;
as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open
There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours.
In return--I speak as to children--open wide your hearts also.
4:35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them,
"Let us go across to the other side."
And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat,
just as he was. Other boats were with him.
A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that
the boat was already being swamped.
But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him
up and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are
He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace!
Be still!" Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm.
He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you still no
And they were filled with great awe and said to one another,
"Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey