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