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25 The men of Israel said, “Did you see that man coming from the Philistine lines? He keeps coming to challenge Israel. The king will make the man who kills this Philistine very rich. He will give his daughter to that man to marry and elevate the social status of his family.”[a]

26 David asked the men who were standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and gets rid of Israel’s disgrace? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should challenge the army of the living God?”

27 The soldiers repeated to David how the man who kills Goliath would be treated.

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  1. 1 Samuel 17:25 Hebrew meaning of “elevate the social status of his family” uncertain.

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