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.
When the men 1 arrived after David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women from all the cities of Israel came out singing and dancing to meet King Saul. They were happy as they played their tambourines and three-stringed instruments. 2
Next in command 1 was Eleazar son of Dodo, 2 the son of Ahohi. He was one of the three warriors who were with David when they defied the Philistines who were assembled there for battle. When the men of Israel retreated, 3
he stood his ground 1 and fought the Philistines until his hand grew so tired that it 2 seemed stuck to his sword. The Lord gave a great victory on that day. When the army returned to him, the only thing left to do was to plunder the corpses.
The Philistines had raided the cities of Judah in the lowlands 1 and the Negev. They captured and settled in Beth Shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco and its surrounding villages, Timnah and its surrounding villages, and Gimzo and its surrounding villages.
So the Philistines took dirt and filled up 1 all the wells that his father’s servants had dug back in the days of his father Abraham.
Certainly if the army had eaten some of the enemies’ provisions that they came across today, would not the slaughter of the Philistines have been even greater?”
Then the Philistine said, “I defy Israel’s troops this day! Give me a man so we can fight 1 each other!”
The Philistine said to David, “Come here to me, so I can give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the field!” 1
After seven years the woman returned from the land of the Philistines and went to ask the king to give her back her house and field. 1
1 When Pharaoh released 2 the people, God did not lead them 3 by the way to the land 4 of the Philistines, 5 although 6 that was nearby, for God said, 7 “Lest 8 the people change their minds 9 and return to Egypt when they experience
He lit the torches 1 and set the jackals loose in the Philistines’ standing grain. He burned up the grain heaps and the standing grain, as well as the vineyards and olive groves.
So she made him go to sleep, wove the seven braids of his hair into the fabric on the loom, fastened it with the pin, and said to him, “The Philistines are here, 1 Samson!” 2 He woke up 3 and tore away the pin of the loom and the fabric.