1 SAMUEL 17:38

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.”

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1 Samuel 17:38 Translation & Meaning

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And Saul שָׁא֤וּל Shaul, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites Saul
armed וַיַּלְבֵּ֨שׁ Properly, wrap around, i.e., (by implication) to put on a garment or clothe (oneself, or another), literally or figuratively armed
David דָּוִד֙ David, the youngest son of Jesse David
with his armour, מַדָּ֔יו Properly, extent, i.e., height; also a measure; by implication, a vesture (as measured); also a carpet armour
and he put וְנָתַ֛ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) put
an helmet ק֥וֹבַע A helmet helmet
of brass נְחֹ֖שֶׁת Copper, hence, something made of that metal, i.e., coin, a fetter; figuratively, base (as compared with gold or silver) brass
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
his head; רֹאשׁ֑וֹ The head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.) head
also he armed וַיַּלְבֵּ֥שׁ Properly, wrap around, i.e., (by implication) to put on a garment or clothe (oneself, or another), literally or figuratively also armed
him with a coat of mail. שִׁרְיֽוֹן׃ A corslet (as if twisted) coat mail

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  • 36  Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.

  • 37  David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.

  • 38  And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.

  • 39  And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.

  • 40  And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.




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