1 Samuel 17:38
New International Version
Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head.

New Living Translation
Then Saul gave David his own armor--a bronze helmet and a coat of mail.

English Standard Version
Then Saul clothed David with his armor. He put a helmet of bronze on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail,

Berean Study Bible
Then Saul clothed David in his own tunic, put a bronze helmet on his head, and dressed him in armor.

New American Standard Bible
Then Saul clothed David with his garments and put a bronze helmet on his head, and he clothed him with armor.

King James Bible
And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Saul had his own military clothes put on David. He put a bronze helmet on David's head and had him put on armor.

Contemporary English Version
Saul had his own military clothes and armor put on David, and he gave David a bronze helmet to wear.

Good News Translation
He gave his own armor to David for him to wear: a bronze helmet, which he put on David's head, and a coat of armor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Saul had his own military clothes put on David. He put a bronze helmet on David's head and had him put on armor.

International Standard Version
Saul put his garments on David, set a bronze helmet on his head, and put armor on him.

NET Bible
Then Saul clothed David with his own fighting attire and put a bronze helmet on his head. He also put body armor on him.

New Heart English Bible
Saul dressed David with his clothing. He put a helmet of bronze on his head, and he clad him with a coat of mail.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul put his battle tunic on David; he put a bronze helmet on David's head and dressed him in armor.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul clad David with his apparel, and he put a helmet of brass upon his head, and he clad him with a coat of mail.

New American Standard 1977
Then Saul clothed David with his garments and put a bronze helmet on his head, and he clothed him with armor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Saul clothed David with his clothing, and he put a helmet of brass upon his head; he also armed him with a coat of mail.

King James 2000 Bible
And Saul armed David with his armor, and he put a helmet of bronze upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.

American King James Version
And Saul armed David with his armor, and he put an helmet of brass on his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.

American Standard Version
And Saul clad David with his apparel, and he put a helmet of brass upon his head, and he clad him with a coat of mail.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Saul clothed David with a military coat, and put his brazen helmet on his head.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul clothed David with his garments, and put a helmet of brass upon his head, and armed him with a coat of mail.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul clothed David with his dress, and put a helmet of bronze upon his head, and clothed him with a corselet.

English Revised Version
And Saul clad David with his apparel, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head, and he clad him with a coat of mail.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul armed David with his armor, and he put a helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.

World English Bible
Saul dressed David with his clothing. He put a helmet of brass on his head, and he clad him with a coat of mail.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul clotheth David with his long robe, and hath put a helmet of brass on his head, and doth clothe him with a coat of mail.
Study Bible
David Slays Goliath
38Then Saul clothed David in his own tunic, put a bronze helmet on his head, and dressed him in armor. 39David strapped his sword over the tunic and tried to walk, but he was not used to all this armor. “I cannot walk in these,” David said to Saul. “I am not used to them.” So David took them off.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:37
David added, "The LORD who delivered me from the claws of the lion and the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." "Go," said Saul, "and may the LORD be with you."

1 Samuel 17:39
David strapped his sword over the tunic and tried to walk, but he was not used to all this armor. "I cannot walk in these," David said to Saul. "I am not used to them." So David took them off.

1 Samuel 18:4
And Jonathan removed the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, his sword, his bow, and his belt.

Jeremiah 46:4
Harness the horses; mount the steeds; take your positions with helmets on! Polish your spears; put on armor!

Treasury of Scripture

And Saul armed David with his armor, and he put an helmet of brass on his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.

1 Samuel 17:5
And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.







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

clothed
וַיַּלְבֵּ֨שׁ (way·yal·bêš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3847: Wrap around, to put on a, garment, clothe

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

in his own tunic,
מַדָּ֔יו (mad·dāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4055: Extent, height, a measure, a vesture, a carpet

put
וְנָתַ֛ן (wə·nā·ṯan)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

a bronze
נְחֹ֖שֶׁת (nə·ḥō·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5178: Copper, something made of that metal, coin, a fetter, base

helmet
ק֥וֹבַע (qō·w·ḇa‘)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6959: A helmet

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his head,
רֹאשׁ֑וֹ (rō·šōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

and dressed
וַיַּלְבֵּ֥שׁ (way·yal·bêš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3847: Wrap around, to put on a, garment, clothe

him
אֹת֖וֹ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

in armor.
שִׁרְיֽוֹן׃ (šir·yō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8302: Body armor
(38) And Saul armed David with his armour.--But the king was determined to omit no earthly means of securing victory to his young champion, and we read how he made him try on his own various pieces of fighting array, doubtless the best-tempered and costliest that the camp of Israel possessed. The word rendered "his armour" literally signifies his garments, that is, the dress worn beneath the mail. Upon this was buckled on the heavy metal armour suit, with the great fighting sword and the royal helm. It is not necessary to suppose David was at all of the same proportions as Saul, for much of the dress could have been speedily adjusted to the requirements of one slighter and shorter than the king; besides, the result shows they were, in spite of alteration, far too heavy and cumbersome. "I cannot go with these," simply said the brave boy, his purpose, however, of meeting the Philistine giant quite unshaken, though he found his comparatively weak person unable to bear the weight of the king's panoply or to wield his arms.

Verses 38-40. - Saul armed David with his armour. Rather, "Saul clad David in his war dress." The word does not mean arms, either offensive or defensive; for in 1 Samuel 4:12, where it is rendered "clothes," we read of its being rent. It occurs again in 1 Samuel 18:4, and is there rendered "garments." Strictly it was the soldier's coat, worn under his armour, and girt close to the body by the sword belt. It does not follow that David was as tall as Saul because he thus put on his military coat; for it would be adjusted to the body by the belt, and its length was not a matter of much consequence. When, then, it is said that David girded his sword upon his armour, it means upon this coat, though the corselet of mail would also be worn over it. He assayed to go. I.e. he made an attempt at going, took a short walk thus arrayed, making trial all the while of his equipments; and he found them so cumbrous that he felt that he would have no chance against the Philistine except as a light-armed soldier. The agility of his movements would then make him a match for one so heavily overweighted as Goliath. Wearing, therefore, only his shepherd's dress, armed only with a sling, David descended into the ravine which separated the two armies, chose there five pebbles, and, clambering up the other side, advanced towards the Philistine. For brook the Hebrew has "torrent bed." Condor speaks of a torrent flowing through the ravine (see on ver. 2). COMBAT OF DAVID AND GOLIATH (vers. 41-54). 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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