1 Samuel 17:31
New International Version
What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, and Saul sent for him.

New Living Translation
Then David's question was reported to King Saul, and the king sent for him.

English Standard Version
When the words that David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul, and he sent for him.

Berean Study Bible
Now David's words were overheard and reported to Saul, who called for him.

New American Standard Bible
When the words which David spoke were heard, they told them to Saul, and he sent for him.

King James Bible
And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.

Christian Standard Bible
What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, so he had David brought to him.

Contemporary English Version
Some soldiers overheard David talking, so they told Saul what David had said. Saul sent for David, and David came.

Good News Translation
Some men heard what David had said, and they told Saul, who sent for him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, so he had David brought to him.

International Standard Version
When the words that David had spoken were heard, they were reported to Saul, and he sent for him.

NET Bible
When David's words were overheard and reported to Saul, he called for him.

New Heart English Bible
When the words were heard which David spoke, they rehearsed them before Saul; and he sent for him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, who then sent for him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the words were heard which David spoke, they rehearsed them before Saul; and he was taken to him.

New American Standard 1977
When the words which David spoke were heard, they told them to Saul, and he sent for him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the words which David had spoken were heard, and they were rehearsed before Saul, and he sent for him.

King James 2000 Bible
And when the words were heard which David spoke, they repeated them before Saul: and he sent for him.

American King James Version
And when the words were heard which David spoke, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.

American Standard Version
And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul; and he sent for him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the words which David spoke were heard, and were rehearsed before Saul.

Darby Bible Translation
And the words were heard which David spoke, and they rehearsed them before Saul; and he sent for him.

English Revised Version
And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul; and he sent for him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the words were heard which David spoke, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.

World English Bible
When the words were heard which David spoke, they rehearsed them before Saul; and he sent for him.

Young's Literal Translation
And the words which David hath spoken are heard, and they declare before Saul, and he receiveth him;
Study Bible
David Accepts the Challenge
30Then he turned from him toward another and asked about the offer, and those people answered him just as the first ones had answered. 31Now David's words were overheard and reported to Saul, who called for him. 32And David said to Saul, “Let no man's heart fail on account of this Philistine. Your servant will go and fight him!”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:30
Then he turned from him toward another and asked about the offer, and those people answered him just as the first ones had answered.

1 Samuel 17:32
And David said to Saul, "Let no man's heart fail on account of this Philistine. Your servant will go and fight him!"

Treasury of Scripture

And when the words were heard which David spoke, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.

sent for him [heb] took him

Proverbs 22:29
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

The preceding twenty verses, from the

1 Samuel 17:18
And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

1 Samuel 17:33
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.

1 Samuel 16:18
Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.

1 Samuel 16:18
Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.

1 Samuel 16:16
Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.

1 Samuel 16:18
Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.







Lexicon
Now David's
דָּוִ֑ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

words
דִּבֶּ֣ר (dib·ber)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

were overheard
וַיְּשָּֽׁמְעוּ֙‪‬ (way·yəš·šā·mə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

and reported
וַיַּגִּ֥דוּ (way·yag·gi·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

to
לִפְנֵֽי־ (lip̄·nê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

Saul,
שָׁא֖וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

who called for him.
וַיִּקָּחֵֽהוּ׃ (way·yiq·qā·ḥê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take
(31) He sent for him.--No doubt much more was said by the brave shepherd boy than the compiler of the history has preserved for us in the brief account here. David felt that supernatural strength had been communicated to him by the Spirit of God, which came upon him on the day of his anointing (1Samuel 16:13), and it is probable that he had openly avowed his earnest desire of meeting the dreaded foe face to face. This had been reported to Saul.

17:31-39 A shepherd lad, come the same morning from keeping sheep, had more courage than all the mighty men of Israel. Thus God often sends good words to his Israel, and does great things for them, by the weak and foolish things of the world. As he had answered his brother's passion with meekness, so David answered Saul's fear with faith. When David kept sheep, he proved himself very careful and tender of his flock. This reminds us of Christ, the good Shepherd, who not only ventured, but laid down his life for the sheep. Our experience ought to encourage us to trust in God, and be bold in the way of duty. He that has delivered, does and will continue to do so. David gained leave to fight the Philistine. Not being used to such armour as Saul put upon him, he was not satisfied to go in that manner; this was from the Lord, that it might more plainly appear he fought and conquered in faith, and that the victory was from Him who works by the feeblest and most despised means and instruments. It is not to be inquired how excellent any thing is, but how proper. Let Saul's coat be ever so rich, and his armour ever so strong, what is David the better if they fit him not? But faith, prayer, truth, and righteousness; the whole armour of God, and the mind that was in Christ; are equally needful for all the servants of the Lord, whatever may be their work.
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