1 SAMUEL 17:47

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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1 Samuel 17:47 Translation & Meaning

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And all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
this הַזֶּ֔ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
assembly הַקָּהָ֣ל Assemblage (usually concretely) assembly
shall 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 כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
the Lord יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
saveth יְהוֹשִׁ֣יעַ Properly, to be open, wide or free, i.e., (by implication) to be safe; causatively, to free or succor saveth
not לֹ֛א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
with sword בְּחֶ֥רֶב Drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement sword
and spear: וּבַֽחֲנִ֖ית A lance (for thrusting, like pitching a tent) spear
for כִּ֤י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
the battle הַמִּלְחָמָ֔ה A battle (i.e., the engagement); generally, war (i.e., war-fare) battle
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the Lord's, לַֽיהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lords
and he will give וְנָתַ֥ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) give
you into our hands. בְּיָדֵֽנוּ׃ 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] hands

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  • 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.

  • 49  And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.




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