1 SAMUEL 17:24

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.”

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1 Samuel 17:24 Translation & Meaning

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And all וְכֹל֙ Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the men אִ֣ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men
of Israel, יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
when they saw בִּרְאוֹתָ֖ם To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) saw
the man, הָאִ֑ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
fled וַיָּנֻ֙סוּ֙ To flit, i.e., vanish away (subside, escape; causatively, chase, impel, deliver) fled
from him, מִפָּנָ֔יו The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) from him
and were sore מְאֹֽד׃ Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) sore
afraid. וַיִּֽירְא֖וּ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten afraid

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  • 22  And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.

  • 23  And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.

  • 24  And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.

  • 25  And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.

  • 26  And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?




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