1 SAMUEL 17:46

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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1 Samuel 17:46 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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This הַזֶּ֡ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that This
day הַיּ֣וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
will the Lord יְהוָ֨ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
deliver יְסַגֶּרְךָ֩ To shut up; figuratively, to surrender deliver
thee into mine hand; בְּיָדִ֜י A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand
and I will smite וְהִכִּיתִ֗ךָ To strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively) smite
thee, and take וַהֲסִֽרֹתִ֤י To turn off (literally or figuratively) take
thine head רֹֽאשְׁךָ֙ The head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.) thine head
from מֵֽעָלֶ֔יךָ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications from
thee; and I will give וְנָ֨תַתִּ֜י To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) give
the carcases פֶּ֣גֶר A carcase (as limp), whether of man or beast; figuratively, an idolatrous image carcases
of the host מַֽחֲנֵ֤ה An encampment (of travellers or troops); hence, an army, whether literal (of soldiers) or figurative (of dancers, angels, cattle, locusts, stars; or even the sacred courts) host
of the Philistines פְלִשְׁתִּים֙ A Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth Philistines
this הַזֶּ֔ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
day הַיּ֣וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
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 wild beasts וּלְחַיַּ֣ת Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively wild beasts
of the earth; הָאָ֑רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
that all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the earth הָאָ֔רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
may know וְיֵֽדְעוּ֙ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) know
that כִּ֛י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
there is יֵ֥שׁ There is or are (or any other form of the verb to be, as may suit the connection) there is
a God אֱלֹהִ֖ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
in Israel. לְיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel

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  • 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.

  • 47  And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands.

  • 48  And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.




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