1 SAMUEL 17:48

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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1 Samuel 17:48 Translation & Meaning

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And it came to pass, וְהָיָה֙ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) came pass
when כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed when
the Philistine הַפְּלִשְׁתִּ֔י A Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth Philistine
arose, קָ֣ם To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) arose
and came וַיֵּ֥לֶךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) came
and drew nigh וַיִּקְרַ֖ב To approach (causatively, bring near) for whatever purpose drew nigh
to meet לִקְרַ֣את An encountering, accidental, friendly or hostile (also adverbially, opposite) meet
David, דָּוִ֑ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
that David דָּוִ֔ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
hasted, וַיְמַהֵ֣ר Properly, to be liquid or flow easily, i.e., (by implication); to hurry (in a good or a bad sense); often used (with another verb) adverbially, promptly hasted
and ran וַיָּ֥רָץ To run (for whatever reason, especially to rush) ran
toward the army הַמַּֽעֲרָכָ֖ה An arrangement; concretely, a pile; specifically a military array toward army
to meet לִקְרַ֥את An encountering, accidental, friendly or hostile (also adverbially, opposite) meet
the Philistine. הַפְּלִשְׁתִּֽי׃ A Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth Philistine

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  • 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.

  • 50  So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.




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