1 Samuel 17:42
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New International Version
He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him.

New Living Translation
sneering in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy.

English Standard Version
And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance.

New American Standard Bible
When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, with a handsome appearance.

King James Bible
And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the Philistine looked and saw David, he despised him because he was just a youth, healthy and handsome.

International Standard Version
When the Philistine looked and saw David, he had contempt for him, because he was only a young man. David had a dark, healthy complexion and was handsome.

NET Bible
When the Philistine looked carefully at David, he despised him, for he was only a ruddy and handsome boy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the Philistine got a good look at David, he despised him. After all, David was a young man with a healthy complexion and good looks.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and withal of a fair countenance.

New American Standard 1977
When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, with a handsome appearance.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth and ruddy and of a fair countenance.

King James 2000 Bible
And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he despised him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

American King James Version
And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

American Standard Version
And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and withal of a fair countenance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the Philistine looked, and beheld David, he despised him. For he was a young man, ruddy, and of a comely countenance.

Darby Bible Translation
And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was a youth, and ruddy, and besides of a beautiful countenance.

English Revised Version
And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and withal of a fair countenance.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

World English Bible
When the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and withal of a fair face.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Philistine looketh attentively, and seeth David, and despiseth him, for he was a youth, and ruddy, with a fair appearance.
Study Bible
David Slays Goliath
41Then the Philistine came on and approached David, with the shield-bearer in front of him. 42When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, with a handsome appearance. 43The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.…
Word Study

And when the Philistine
Plishtiy  (pel-ish-tee')
a Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth -- Philistine.

looked about
nabat  (naw-bat')
to scan, i.e. look intently at; by implication, to regard with pleasure, favor or care -- (cause to) behold, consider, look (down), regard, have respect, see.

and saw
ra'ah  (raw-aw')
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)surely, think, view, visions.

David
David  (daw-veed')
loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse -- David.

he disdained
bazah  (baw-zaw')
to disesteem -- despise, disdain, contemn(-ptible), + think to scorn, vile person.

him for he was but a youth
na`ar  (nah'-ar)
babe, boy, child, damsel (from the margin), lad, servant, young (man).

and ruddy
'admoniy  (ad-mo-nee')
reddish (of the hair or the complexion) -- red, ruddy.

and of a fair
yapheh  (yaw-feh')
beautiful -- + beautiful, beauty, comely, fair(-est, one), + goodly, pleasant, well.

countenance
mar'eh  (mar-eh')
a view (the act of seeing); also an appearance (the thing seen), whether (real) a shape (especially if handsome, comeliness; often plural the looks), or (mental) a vision

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:40-47 The security and presumption of fools destroy them. Nothing can excel the humility, faith, and piety which appear in David's words. He expressed his assured expectation of success; he gloried in his mean appearance and arms, that the victory might be ascribed to the Lord alone.
Cross References
1 Samuel 16:12
So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, "Arise, anoint him; for this is he."

1 Samuel 17:41
Then the Philistine came on and approached David, with the shield-bearer in front of him.

Psalm 123:4
Our soul is greatly filled With the scoffing of those who are at ease, And with the contempt of the proud.

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
Treasury of Scripture

And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

disdained

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Psalm 123:4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are …

a youth

1 Samuel 17:33 And Saul said to David, You are not able to go against this Philistine …

1 Samuel 16:12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and with of a …

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