17:51 David ran and stood over the Philistine. He grabbed Goliath’s 1 sword, drew it from its sheath, 2 killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they ran away.
17:52 Then the men of Israel and Judah charged forward, shouting a battle cry. 3 They chased the Philistines to the valley 4 and to the very gates of Ekron. The Philistine corpses lay fallen along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron. 17:53 When the Israelites returned from their hot pursuit of the Philistines, they looted their camp. 17:54 David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, 5 and he put Goliath’s 6 weapons in his tent.
1 tn Heb “his”; the referent (Goliath) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tc Most LXX
3 tn Heb “arose and cried out.”
4 tc Most of the LXX
6 tn Heb “his”; the referent (Goliath) has been specified in the translation for clarity.