25 The men of Israel said, “Have you seen this man who is coming up? Surely he is coming up to defy Israel. And it will be that the king will enrich the man who kills him with great riches and (A)will give him his daughter and make his father’s house [a]free in Israel.”

26 Then David spoke to the men who were standing by him, saying, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away (B)the reproach from Israel? For who is this (C)uncircumcised Philistine, that he should (D)taunt the armies of (E)the living God?” 27 The people [b]answered him in accord with this word, saying, “(F)Thus it will be done for the man who kills him.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 17:25 I.e. free from taxes and public service
  2. 1 Samuel 17:27 Lit said to

25 Now the Israelites had been saying, “Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out to defy Israel. The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter(A) in marriage and will exempt his family from taxes(B) in Israel.”

26 David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace(C) from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised(D) Philistine that he should defy(E) the armies of the living(F) God?”

27 They repeated to him what they had been saying and told him, “This is what will be done for the man who kills him.”

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