New International Version
Then the Philistine said, "This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other."
King James Bible
And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
Darby Bible Translation
And the Philistine said, I have defied the ranks of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
World English Bible
The Philistine said, "I defy the armies of Israel this day! Give me a man, that we may fight together!"
Young's Literal Translation
And the Philistine saith, 'I have reproached the ranks of Israel this day; give to me a man, and we fight together.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I defy - אני חרפתי ani cheraphti, "I strip and make bare," the armies of Israel; for none dared to fight him. From the Dhunoor Veda Shastra it appears that, among the Hindoos, it was common, before the commencement of an engagement, to challenge the enemy by throwing out some terms of abuse, similar to those used by Goliath. We find this also in Homer: his heroes scold each other heartily before they begin to fight. See on 1 Samuel 17:43 (note).
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'And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 33. And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock; 35. And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he …
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The Call of David.
The Blessing of Jacob Upon Judah. (Gen. Xlix. 8-10. )
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners:
1 Samuel 17:11
On hearing the Philistine's words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified.
1 Samuel 17:26
David asked the men standing near him, "What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?"
1 Samuel 17:36
Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.
2 Samuel 21:21
When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of Shimeah, David's brother, killed him.
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