1 Samuel 17:32
New International Version
David said to Saul, "Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him."

New Living Translation
"Don't worry about this Philistine," David told Saul. "I'll go fight him!"

English Standard Version
And David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”

Berean Study Bible
David said to Saul, “Let no man's heart fail on account of this Philistine. Your servant will go and fight him!”

New American Standard Bible
David said to Saul, "Let no man's heart fail on account of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine."

King James Bible
And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

Christian Standard Bible
David said to Saul, "Don't let anyone be discouraged by him; your servant will go and fight this Philistine!"

Contemporary English Version
"Your Majesty," he said, "this Philistine shouldn't turn us into cowards. I'll go out and fight him myself!"

Good News Translation
David said to Saul, "Your Majesty, no one should be afraid of this Philistine! I will go and fight him."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David said to Saul, "Don't let anyone be discouraged by him; your servant will go and fight this Philistine!"

International Standard Version
David told Saul, "Let no one's courage fail because of him; your servant will go fight this Philistine."

NET Bible
David said to Saul, "Don't let anyone be discouraged. Your servant will go and fight this Philistine!"

New Heart English Bible
David said to Saul, "Let not my lord's heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David told Saul, "No one should be discouraged because of this. I will go and fight this Philistine."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David said to Saul: 'Let no man's heart fail within him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.'

New American Standard 1977
And David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail on account of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy slave will go and fight with this Philistine.

King James 2000 Bible
And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

American King James Version
And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

American Standard Version
And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David said to Saul, Let not, I pray thee, the heart of my lord be dejected within him: thy servant will go, and fight with this Philistine.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he was brought to him, he said to him: Let not any man's heart be dismayed in him: I thy servant will go, and will fight against the Philistine.

Darby Bible Translation
And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him: thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

English Revised Version
And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

World English Bible
David said to Saul, "Let no man's heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine."

Young's Literal Translation
and David saith unto Saul, 'Let no man's heart fall because of him, thy servant doth go, and hath fought with this Philistine.'
Study Bible
David Accepts the Challenge
31Now David's words were overheard and reported to Saul, who called for him. 32David said to Saul, “Let no man's heart fail on account of this Philistine. Your servant will go and fight him!” 33But Saul replied, “You cannot go out against this Philistine to fight him. You are just a boy, and he has been a warrior from his youth.”…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 20:1
When you go out to war against your enemies and see horses, chariots, and an army larger than yours, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you.

1 Samuel 16:18
One of the servants answered, "I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the harp. He is a mighty man of valor, a warrior, eloquent and handsome, and the LORD is with him."

1 Samuel 17:31
Now David's words were overheard and reported to Saul, who called for him.

Isaiah 7:4
and say to him: 'Calm down and be quiet. Do not be afraid or fainthearted over these two smoldering stubs of firewood, over the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and of the son of Remaliah.

Treasury of Scripture

And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

Let

Numbers 13:30
And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

Numbers 14:9
Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.

Deuteronomy 20:1-3
When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt…

thy

1 Samuel 14:6
And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few.

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.

Joshua 14:12
Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.







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

said
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

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

“Let no
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

man's
אָדָ֖ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

heart
לֵב־ (lêḇ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

fail
יִפֹּ֥ל (yip·pōl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

on account of
עָלָ֑יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

this
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

Philistine.
הַפְּלִשְׁתִּ֥י (hap·pə·liš·tî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

Your servant
עַבְדְּךָ֣ (‘aḇ·də·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

will go
יֵלֵ֔ךְ (yê·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

and fight him!”
וְנִלְחַ֖ם (wə·nil·ḥam)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3898: To feed on, to consume, to battle
Verses 32, 33. - On being brought before the king, David says, Let no man's heart fail because of him, i.e. "on account of this Philistine." Literally it is "upon him," and some therefore translate "within him." The Septuagint forman reads "my lord" - "Let not my lord's heart fail within him." Probably "within him" is the best rendering of the phrase. Thou art but a youth. I.e. "a lad" (see on 1 Samuel 1:24; 2:18). It is the word applied to David's brethren in 1 Samuel 16:11, and his friend must have been very enthusiastic when, in 1 Samuel 16:18, he described him as a "hero of valour and a man of war." 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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