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1 Samuel 17:48-51

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17:48 The Philistine drew steadily closer to David to attack him, while David quickly ran toward the battle line to attack the Philistine. 1  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.

17:50 2 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. 3  17:51 David ran and stood over the Philistine. He grabbed Goliath’s 4  sword, drew it from its sheath, 5  killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they ran away.

1 tc Most LXX mss lack the second half of v. 48.

2 tc Most LXX mss lack v. 50.

3 tn Verse 50 is a summary statement; v. 51 gives a more detailed account of how David killed the Philistine.

4 tn Heb “his”; the referent (Goliath) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 tc Most LXX mss lack the words “drew it from its sheath.”



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