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25 And the men of Israel said, “Did you see this man who has come up? For he is going up to defy Israel! It will be that the man who defeats him, the king will make him[a] very rich with great wealth and will give him his daughter in marriage and will make his father’s house free in Israel.”[b] 26 Now David had spoken to the men who were standing with him, saying, “What will be done for the man who defeats this Philistine and removes the disgrace from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he defies the battle lines of the living God?” 27 And the troops had spoken to him according to this word, saying, “So it will be done for the man who defeats[c] him.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 17:25 That is, the man who defeats Goliath
  2. 1 Samuel 17:25 That is, free from taxation
  3. 1 Samuel 17:27 Or “kills”

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