for only he will release my feet from the snare.
41 Goliath walked out
toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him,42 sneering
in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy. 43 “Am I a
dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed
David by the names of his gods. 44 “Come over here,
and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and wild animals!” Goliath yelled.
spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of
the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 Today
the Lord will conquer
you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead
bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know
that there is a God in Israel! 47 And everyone
assembled here will know that the Lord rescues
his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and he will give you to
him.49 Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a
stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The
stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground.
stone, for he had no sword. 51 Then David ran over
and pulled Goliath’s sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut
off his head. When the
Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they turned and ran.