1 Samuel 17:41
New International Version
Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David.

New Living Translation
Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him,

English Standard Version
And the Philistine moved forward and came near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him.

Berean Study Bible
Now the Philistine came closer and closer to David, with his shield-bearer before him.

King James Bible
And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.

New King James Version
So the Philistine came, and began drawing near to David, and the man who bore the shield went before him.

New American Standard Bible
Then the Philistine came and approached David, with the shield-bearer in front of him.

NASB 1995
Then the Philistine came on and approached David, with the shield-bearer in front of him.

NASB 1977
Then the Philistine came on and approached David, with the shield-bearer in front of him.

Amplified Bible
The Philistine came and approached David, with his shield-bearer in front of him.

Christian Standard Bible
The Philistine came closer and closer to David, with the shield-bearer in front of him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Philistine came closer and closer to David, with the shield-bearer in front of him.

American Standard Version
And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.

Contemporary English Version
Goliath came toward David, walking behind the soldier who was carrying his shield.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Philistine came on, and drew nigh against David, and his armourbearer before him.

English Revised Version
And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.

Good News Translation
The Philistine started walking toward David, with his shield bearer walking in front of him. He kept coming closer,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Philistine, preceded by the man carrying his shield, was coming closer and closer to David.

International Standard Version
With a man carrying his shield in front of him, the Philistine kept coming closer to David.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the Philistine came nearer and nearer unto David; and the man that bore the shield went before him.

Literal Standard Version
And the Philistine goes on, going and drawing near to David, and the man carrying the buckler [is] before him,

NET Bible
The Philistine kept coming closer to David, with his shield bearer walking in front of him.

New Heart English Bible
The Philistine came on and drew near to David; and the man who bore the shield went before him.

World English Bible
The Philistine came on and drew near to David; and the man who bore the shield went before him.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Philistine goeth on, going and drawing near unto David, and the man bearing the buckler is before him,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
David Slays Goliath
40And David took his staff in his hand, selected five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag. And with his sling in hand, he approached the Philistine. 41Now the Philistine came closer and closer to David, with his shield-bearer before him. 42When the Philistine looked and saw David, he despised him because he was just a boy, ruddy and handsome.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 17:7
The shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. In addition, his shield bearer went before him.

1 Samuel 17:40
And David took his staff in his hand, selected five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the pouch of his shepherd's bag. And with his sling in hand, he approached the Philistine.

1 Samuel 17:42
When the Philistine looked and saw David, he despised him because he was just a boy, ruddy and handsome.


Treasury of Scripture

And the Philistine came on and drew near to David; and the man that bore the shield went before him.









Verses 41-44. - When David had crossed the ravine, Goliath and his armour bearer advanced towards him; and when he saw that the Israelite champion was but a lad (see ver. 33), with red hair, which added to his youthful appearance, and handsome, but with nothing more than a staff in his hand, he regarded this light equipment as an insult, and asks, Am I a dog, - an animal held in great aversion in the East, - that thou comest to me with staves? The plural is used as a contemptuous generalisation, but the Septuagint is offended at it, and with amusing matter of fact exactness translates, "With a staff and stones." And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. The Hebrew is singular, "by his god," i.e. the deity whom he had selected to be his especial patron.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Now the Philistine
הַפְּלִשְׁתִּ֔י (hap·pə·liš·tî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

came
וַיֵּ֙לֶךְ֙ (way·yê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

closer
וְקָרֵ֖ב (wə·qā·rêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7131: Approaching

and closer to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

David,
דָּוִ֑ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

with his shield-bearer
וְהָאִ֛ישׁ (wə·hā·’îš)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

before him.
לְפָנָֽיו׃ (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face


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