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1 Samuel 17:32-36 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

32 David said to Saul, “Don’t let anyone be discouraged by[a] him; your servant will go and fight this Philistine!”

33 But Saul replied, “You can’t go fight this Philistine. You’re just a youth, and he’s been a warrior since he was young.”

34 David answered Saul: “Your servant has been tending his father’s sheep. Whenever a lion or a bear came and carried off a lamb from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it down, and rescued the lamb from its mouth. If it reared up against me, I would grab it by its fur,[b] strike it down, and kill it. 36 Your servant has killed lions and bears; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.”

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Samuel 17:32 Lit let a man’s heart fall over
  2. 1 Samuel 17:35 LXX reads throat; lit beard
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