1 SAMUEL 17:49

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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1 Samuel 17:49 Translation & Meaning

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And David דָּוִ֨ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
put וַיִּשְׁלַח֩ To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) put
his hand יָד֜וֹ 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
in אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to in
his bag, הַכֶּ֗לִי Something prepared, i.e., any apparatus (as an implement, utensil, dress, vessel or weapon) bag
and took וַיִּקַּ֨ח To take (in the widest variety of applications) took
thence מִשָּׁ֥ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence thence
a stone, אֶ֙בֶן֙ A stone stone
and slang וַיְקַלַּ֔ע To sling; also to carve (as if a circular motion, or into light forms) slang
it, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
and smote וַיַּ֥ךְ To strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively) smote
the Philistine הַפְּלִשְׁתִּ֖י A Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth Philistine
in אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to in
his forehead, מִצְח֑וֹ The forehead (as open and prominent) forehead
that the stone הָאֶ֙בֶן֙ A stone stone
sunk וַתִּטְבַּ֤ע To sink sunk
into his forehead; בְּמִצְח֔וֹ The forehead (as open and prominent) forehead
and he fell וַיִּפֹּ֥ל To fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative) fell
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 face פָּנָ֖יו The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) face
to the earth. אָֽרְצָה׃ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth

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  • 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.

  • 51  Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.




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