17:10 Then the Philistine said, “I defy Israel’s troops this day! Give me a man so we can fight 1 each other!”
1 Samuel 17:25-26Context
17:25 The men of Israel said, “Have you seen this man who is coming up? He does so 2 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.”
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? 3 For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he defies the armies of the living God?”
1 Samuel 17:36Context
17:36 Your servant has struck down both the lion and the bear. This uncircumcised Philistine will be just like one of them. 4 For he has defied the armies of the living God!”
1 Samuel 17:45Context
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!
1 tn Following the imperative, the cohortative verbal form indicates purpose/result here.
2 tn Heb “he is coming up.”
3 tn Heb “and turns aside humiliation from upon Israel.”
4 tc The LXX includes here the following words not found in the MT: “Should I not go and smite him, and remove today reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised one?”