1 Samuel 17:54
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New International Version
David took the Philistine's head and brought it to Jerusalem; he put the Philistine's weapons in his own tent.

New Living Translation
(David took the Philistine's head to Jerusalem, but he stored the man's armor in his own tent.)

English Standard Version
And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his armor in his tent.

New American Standard Bible
Then David took the Philistine's head and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his weapons in his tent.

King James Bible
And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David took Goliath's head and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put Goliath's weapons in his own tent.

International Standard Version
David took the Philistine's head and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put Goliath's weapons in his tent.

NET Bible
David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, and he put Goliath's weapons in his tent.

New Heart English Bible
David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armor in his tent.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David took the Philistine's head and brought it to Jerusalem, but he kept Goliath's armor in his tent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David took the head of the philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.

New American Standard 1977
Then David took the Philistine’s head and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his weapons in his tent.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his weapons in his tent.

King James 2000 Bible
And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armor in his tent.

American King James Version
And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armor in his tent.

American Standard Version
And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armor in his tent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David taking the head of the Philistine brought it to Jerusalem: but his armour he put in his tent.

Darby Bible Translation
And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.

English Revised Version
And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armor in his tent.

World English Bible
David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armor in his tent.

Young's Literal Translation
And David taketh the head of the Philistine, and bringeth it in to Jerusalem, and his weapons he hath put in his own tent.
Study Bible
David Slays Goliath
53The sons of Israel returned from chasing the Philistines and plundered their camps. 54Then David took the Philistine's head and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his weapons in his tent. 55Now when Saul saw David going out against the Philistine, he said to Abner the commander of the army, "Abner, whose son is this young man?" And Abner said, "By your life, O king, I do not know."…
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:53
The sons of Israel returned from chasing the Philistines and plundered their camps.

1 Samuel 17:55
Now when Saul saw David going out against the Philistine, he said to Abner the commander of the army, "Abner, whose son is this young man?" And Abner said, "By your life, O king, I do not know."

1 Samuel 17:57
So when David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the Philistine's head in his hand.

1 Samuel 21:9
Then the priest said, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah, behold, it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod; if you would take it for yourself, take it. For there is no other except it here." And David said, "There is none like it; give it to me."
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And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armor in his tent.

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(54) The head of the Philistine.--There is no real difficulty here, for although the fortress of Jebus, on Mount Zion, was in the hands of the Jebusites, and continued to be so until David captured the stronghold, many years later, the city of Jerusalem already belonged to the Israelites. (See Joshua 15:63; Judges 1:21.) This "place of arms" was naturally selected for the home of the famous trophy, being the nearest stronghold to the scene of the victory.

But he put his armour in his tent.--Ohel, the Hebrew word rendered here "tent," is the ancient word for "dwelling." If we understand that David kept for the present the armour of his mighty adversary, we must suppose he took it to his dwelling at Bethlehem, and after a time presented it to the sanctuary at Nob. In 1Samuel 21:9 we read of the "sword of Goliath wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod." Abarbanel, however, with great probability, believes that by the expression "in his tent" the "tabernacle of Jehovah" is meant--"His tabernacle," so termed pointedly by the compiler of the history, because David, in later days, with great ceremony, "pitched it" in his own city (2Samuel 6:17). In Acts 15:16 the writer of this New Testament Book expressly calls the sacred tent "the Tabernacle of David."

Verse 54. - David...brought it to Jerusalem. This is an anticipation of later history. The Jebusites at this time held Jerusalem; but when David had taken it from them, he removed the head of Goliath thither, and the narrator, following the usual custom of Hebrew historians, mentions the ultimate fate of this trophy here (see on 1 Samuel 16:21). He put his armour in his tent. I.e. he carried it to his home (see on 1 Samuel 2:35; 4:10; 13:2, etc.), where it became his private property. The mistranslation of camp by tents in ver. 53 might lead an English reader to suppose that it meant a tent in the camp of Israel; but most probably the men all slept under their wagons. Abravanel supposes that by David's tent was meant the tabernacle of Jehovah, but this would surely have been stated more fully. Either, however, now, or at some later period, David must have presented the sword as an offering to the tabernacle, as it was laid up at Nob, whence he took it with him in his flight (see 1 Samuel 21:9). SAUL'S INQUIRY CONCERNING DAVID'S PARENTAGE (vers. 55-58). And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem,.... After he had been introduced with it to Saul, and when he had passed through various cities in Israel, carrying the head in triumph; where he was congratulated by the women, who came out singing and dancing, and speaking highly in his commendation and praise: why he carried it to Jerusalem is not easy to say, this not being a royal city, nor was it wholly in the hands of the Israelites; part of it indeed was in the possession of Judah and Benjamin, but the stronghold of Zion was possessed by the Jebusites; and it is generally thought that it was to the terror of them that the head of Goliath was carried there. R. Joseph Kimchi thinks, that Nob, where the tabernacle was at this time, was surnamed Jerusalem, but for what reason cannot be said:

but he put his armour in his tent; not where the army was encamped before the engagement; for David had not his tent there, and beside the camp broke up upon this victory obtained; but rather in his tent or apartment at Bethlehem, when he returned thither, and where he laid up the armour he took from Goliath; though Abarbinel thinks, and so other Jews (q), that by his tent is meant the tabernacle of the Lord, called David's, because of his attachment to it; and certain it is that the sword of Goliath was either now, or at least hereafter, laid up there, see 1 Samuel 21:9; where all that went to sacrifice might see it, and call to mind this wonderful instance of the power and goodness of God, and praise him for it.

(q) Hieron. Trad. Heb. in lib. Reg. fol. 76. E. 54. tent—the sacred tabernacle. David dedicated the sword of Goliath as a votive offering to the Lord.17:48-58 See how frail and uncertain life is, even when a man thinks himself best fortified; how quickly, how easily, and by how small a matter, the passage may be opened for life to go out, and death to enter! Let not the strong man glory in his strength, nor the armed man in his armour. God resists the proud, and pours contempt on those who defy him and his people. No one ever hardened his heart against God and prospered. The history is recorded, that all may exert themselves for the honour of God, and the support of his cause, with bold and unshaken reliance on him. There is one conflict in which all the followers of the Lamb are, and must be engaged; one enemy, more formidable than Goliath, still challenges the armies of Israel. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Go forth to battle with the faith of David, and the powers of darkness shall not stand against you. But how often is the Christian foiled through an evil heart of unbelief!
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