1 Samuel Chapter 17 Discussion

  • Adam - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17 - 1 year ago
    I typed in forgiveness in the search and clicked around. This page has some powerful verses, like forgive others for yourself to be forgiven.

  • Duncan on 1 Samuel 17 - 1 year ago

    if you are looking for repentance you need to believe in the lord Jesus Christ

    Acts 16:25-40

    30 Then he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" 31 And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household
  • Jeffrey foley on 1 Samuel 17 - 1 year ago
    where can i find forgiveness
  • Henry - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17 - 1 year ago
    BSP. David at that time of his life was a young man already God was

    At work in him preparing him to rule his God's people. Everybody in the battle

    Against Goliath had fear except David because he was walking with a pure

    And simple heart. When he was staring Down Goliath and being cursed by

    Him he said I come in the name of the Living God not even giving an ounce

    Of thought what the outcome would be. We should walk in that kind of heart

    And commitment.
  • BSP on 1 Samuel 17 - 1 year ago
    Verse 28-Eliab became angry with David and accused him of having bad intentions, but David didn't respond harshly or run away but instead he courageously stood up and fought Goliath.
  • Rick - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17 - 2 years ago
    He was the son of Jesse the bethlehemite.
  • English Sacha - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17 - 2 years ago
    Could it not be that in 1st Samuel Ch 17 Saul is literally asking : who is Davids father ? Who's son is this youth , who is his dad ?
  • David - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17 - 2 years ago
    Hello Victor First answer 1 Samuel 16:1-13 son of Jesse when he was anointed as with other men called out by prophets the spirit of God notice it doesn't say in, you could lose the spirit if you disobeyed God in the old testament [ David when he blew it with bathsheba begged God not to take His spirit from Him] which he did in chapter 15:7-28 the end result being chapter 16:14. From that point on Saul was spiritually blind as a bat and going further and further insane. That's why one moment he praised David and next moment he wanted Him dead. He was becoming jealous and terrified of David because he knew God backed Him.
  • Victor on 1 Samuel 17 - 2 years ago
    1 Samuel Chapter 17:55

    whose son is this youth?

    1 Samuel Chapter 16:21

    And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.

    How did Saul not recognise his own armorbearer?
  • Anna on 1 Samuel 17 - 3 years ago
    please can i get questions and answers related to the chaper
  • Sacha - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17 - 3 years ago
    Simon Mphande ,thankyou so much for your powerfull encouragement ,you made me smile ,may God bless you and may He keep you very close to Him .
  • Simon Mphande on 1 Samuel 17 - 3 years ago
    And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.

    - this young man knew what he proved and knew that only God is the owner of all power, he knew that God made the promise fear not for am with you, be not not dismayed, for i am your God. i will strengthen you, yes, i will help you, i will uphold you with my righteous right hand { Isaiah 41:10} him being the Shepherd and fights for his sheep he prove God to be his Shepherd not any other proven tools

    Brothers and Sisters in the lord fear not the word of your enemy but prove what God has said for our life and prove Jesus to do everything for us the key is to abide in his word and his word in us then what ever we ask, desire, want will be given to us { john 16:7} God bless you
  • SkipVought - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17 - 3 years ago
    Yes, Samuel had anointed David as king, but he was not coronated until many years later, often being hunted by King Saul. It was a testing time for David. David even had opportunities to take Saul's life, but he refused. This was a time when David's faith in God increased greatly.
  • Eric Lopez on 1 Samuel 17 - 3 years ago
    Why is Saul back in the picture if he was renounced as King. Is this chapter going back in time when Jonathon slain Philistines with his arm bearer?

    I was expecting David having his own book for the story of David and Goliath. Did not see that coming for this book of 1st Samuel. It was quick and easy fight of a read.
  • Chris - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17 - 3 years ago
    You're quite correct, the accounts of Saul's recognition of David appears strange, since he had seen David & was even close to him. And King James had nothing to do with this apparent aberration.

    Some reasons are given: that Saul in his first encounter with David was when he was in a state of an oppressing evil spirit. He called for David to minister to him with harp music so we know that in spite of this affliction, he recognized David. But when Saul saw David at a later occasion (during & after the victory he had with Goliath), that Saul failed to recognize David & Abner probably wasn't aware of him either. Maybe this had something to do with the effect of the evil spirit upon him which would disturb & rattle his mind & memory.

    It's also suggested that David's appearance may have changed, whether in clothing (shepherd's gear or that of a warrior) or being a little older than when Saul first saw him & Saul couldn't easily discern who this young guy was. We can't be sure from the passages given, but we shouldn't assume some error in transmission as we simply don't have the full account of Saul's position & condition. We have to accept this account as given, as we have to do with so many other accounts in the Bible, & formulate an understanding based on what we know, yet we should not attempt giving a 'full' story which may be mixed with personal ideas.
  • Lemach on 1 Samuel 17 - 3 years ago
    From chap16,I can't see king Saul didn't know David.King James was just joking,do you think so?
  • Crystal Bufford on 1 Samuel 17 - 3 years ago
    It's through the power of the Mighty God that we are more than conquerors!
  • Barbara on 1 Samuel 17:28 - 3 years ago
    reading this chapter reminds me of some people I know with such an attitude of putting down people or talk down to or insult a person in front of others.
  • S Lipton Stanley Bensam on 1 Samuel 17:40 - 3 years ago
    Praise the Lord,

    The five smooth stones are part of a Rock ( 1 Corinthians 10:4) i.e. Jesus Christ . So Jesus Christ is nothing but word of God ( John 1:1 & 14). Matthew 21:44 Its a weapon and Lord has given us spiritual weapon to fight against all demonic powers against us. They are 1. Faith : Hebrew 11:1,6 Hebrews 12:2, Galatians 5:22(F.O.S), 1 Corinthians 12:9(G.O.S) Ephesians 6:16(A.O.G), Matthew 17:20 2.Word of God: John 1:1, Psalms 107:20, Isaiah 55:11, Hebrews 4:12 3. Prayer : Jeremiah 33:3, Matthew 17:21 4. Anointing : Isaiah 10:27, 5. Obedience : 1 Samuel 15:22. If we have this five spiritual smooth stones which formed from Jesus , we can overcome this world. ( 1 John 5:4). David had faith in the Lord and put it into action, also had the special horn anointing to break all the yolks by obeying to the voice of the God. David was a man of prayer. Big things comes in small packages. Victory is ours. Let God's name alone glorified,

  • Bob Hilt - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17:38 - 4 years ago
    Greetings Chris, I never meant to imply you suggested David was a mere boy. However the numerous pictures allegedly depicting David facing Goliath imply this all the time in what I have seen. I was not trying to "correct" you in any way. It was just a general comment to everyone when they see that type of image in their Bible. Thanks
  • Chris - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17:38 - 4 years ago
    Bob, it wasn't my intention to suggest that David was a little boy when he confronted Goliath. Clearly he was a youth. The mention of 'shepherd boy' is just a colloquial term that can be used for a child right up to a much older person who shepherds sheep. The emphasis is on the word 'shepherd'. When walking down a city street some time ago, someone called out to a guy pushing a trolley full of goods, "Hey, delivery boy". When I looked, the delivery person was in his 40s, so I understood what was meant. Anyway, thank you for pointing that out.
  • Bob Hilt - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17:38 - 4 years ago
    Most everyone considers David a child when he confronted Goliath. However the age of the draft for war in Israel was 20 years old. Numbers 1:3 From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies.

    David could have been up to 19 years old when he faced goliath and that is hardly a child.

    1 Samuel 17:42 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. Look up Ruddy sometime. 19 is still considered a youth. not sure how old David was, but not necessarily a little boy.
  • Chris - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17:38 - 4 years ago
    I'm not sure whether there is any special meaning to the armoury given to David, since this was an actual battle that was being entered into. However, if pressed, I can probably see a couple of things here, though the one that seems more applicable to me is:

    The armoury that was appropriate & useful to Saul, was simply unsuitable for David, who may have been of smaller stature & not a warrior, but a shepherd boy. We could take, I guess, some lesson from that to our lives now: parents often require of their children to pursue a particular line of higher education, career, life partner, & many other things. However, they may not necessarily take into account the children's abilities, interests or desires, and yet compel them to go in a direction that might ultimately lead to sadness & sense of worthlessness to the young adult. It's important for parents to be careful both in prayer about raising their children & the advice given to them, as this can have a major impact on the young life and not to assume that if it's 'right' or they themselves had done things a certain way, then it must be right for all.

    I hope there may be others that can give you further insight into this.
  • Chibuikem on 1 Samuel 17:38 - 4 years ago
    What are the things Saul clothed David with, and their meanings?
  • Johnny Martinez - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17 - 4 years ago
    You know not what you speak. The scriptures don't care about mans thoughts towards the word of God. Nothing was exaggerated. Goliath was a giant. Your lack of faith will only hurt you in the end
  • Drew on 1 Samuel 17:4 - 4 years ago
    This passage is based on the Masoretic texts which lists his height as nearly nine feet nine inches , Masoretic is the foundation of the English King James bible, however according to the Dead Sea scrolls his height was closer to 6'9, the dead sea scrolls being much older than the Masoretic texts suggest Goliath's height was changed to make David's feat much greater!
  • Ann Anglin on 1 Samuel 17 - 4 years ago
    To:::: Wendy n all those great comments on first Samuel chap17
    What a Glorious God we serve, At a time and moment as this and what's happen to America n the whole World right now.
    Let's not forget The Devine strength n power that God Bless David It's availed to each and everyone ofUs, If We only believe and put our thrust in The Almighty Be Blessed Look to Jesus The only one that can Save Us through this troubled time
    May God Bless UsAll
  • Stephen - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17 - 4 years ago
    David slew Goliath with a stone, not a sword. Goliath the Philistine was already dead when David removed his head.
    Read> 1 Samuel 17:50. And it was not a rock that David slew him with, but with a stone he slew him. The words of the LORD are pure words and to rightly divide his word 2Timothy 2:15, is a commandment of the Lord. There is a great difference in a stone and a rock in these pure words that the LORD hath spake from his own lips. Be very careful with your words.
    Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement.
  • Amazed - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17 - 4 years ago
    You are right, but even so, the sword would have been too heavy for the lad David. Remember Goliah was a
    giant, every one of his weapons was H U G E !! I maintain my view, regardless. God gave David the strength
    to use any of Goliah's weapon. Also God's power...in the sling and the rock to knock out a giant!!
  • Doneathia - In Reply on 1 Samuel 17 - 4 years ago
    David used the sword of Goliath to cut off the head of Goliath 1 Samuel 17:51

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