David Offers To Fight

David Offers To Fight


And David said to Saul: "Let no man's heart be troubled because of Goliath.
 I, your servant, will go and fight with this Philistine."

Saul said: "You are not able to go out to fight with this Philistine, for you are but a boy, and he has been a man of war since his youth."
David said to Saul: "Your servant kept his father's sheep, and a lion came,and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock.
 I gave chase, and struck the lion down, and rescued it out of his mouth, and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him.
 Your servant killed both the lion and the bear,
 and this heathen Philistine will be as one of them,
 seeing that he has challenged the armies of the living God."

Moreover, David said: "The Lord who saved me from the paw of the lion
 and from the paw of the bear, he will save me from the hand of this Philistine."

Then Saul said to David: "Go, and the Lord be with you."
Saul armed David with his armour, and he put a helmet of brass on his head,
 and clothed him in a coat of mail.
 David fastened Saul's sword upon his armour and tried to walk,
in order to test the armour,
 but finding he could not, he said to Saul: "I cannot fight with these,
 for I am not used to them."
 Saul's pieces of armour were too heavy and cumbersome so he undid them and took them off.

He took his staff in his hand,
 and bending down chose five smooth stones out of the brook,
 and put them in a shepherd's bag which he carried with him.
 With his sling in his hand he drew near to the giant Philistine, who waited.


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