1 SAMUEL 17:44

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.”

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1 Samuel 17:44 Translation & Meaning

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And the Philistine הַפְּלִשְׁתִּ֖י A Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth Philistine
said וַיֹּ֥אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
David, דָּוִ֑ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
Come לְכָ֣ה To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) Come
to אֵלַ֔י Near, with or among; often in general, to to
me, and I will give וְאֶתְּנָה֙ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) give
thy flesh בְּשָׂ֣רְךָ֔ Flesh (from its freshness); by extension, body, person; also (by euphemistically) the pudenda of a man flesh
unto the fowls לְע֥וֹף A bird (as covered with feathers, or rather as covering with wings), often collectively fowls
of the air, הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) air
and to the beasts וּלְבֶֽהֱמַ֥ת Properly, a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collective) beasts
of the field. הַשָּׂדֶֽה׃ A field (as flat) field

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  • 42  And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

  • 43  And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

  • 44  And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.

  • 45  Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

  • 46  This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.




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