Bible: 1 Samuel 17:12-16

17:12 1 

Now David was the son of this Ephrathite named Jesse from Bethlehem 2  in Judah. He had eight sons, and in Saul’s days he was old and well advanced in years. 3  17:13 Jesse’s three oldest sons had followed Saul to war. The names of the 4  three sons who went to war were Eliab, his firstborn, Abinadab, the second oldest, and Shammah, the third oldest. 17:14 Now David was the youngest. While the three oldest sons followed Saul, 17:15 David was going back and forth 5  from Saul in order to care for his father’s sheep in Bethlehem.

17:16 Meanwhile for forty days the Philistine approached every morning and evening and took his position.

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