Bible: 1 Samuel 17:14-19

17:14 Now David was the youngest. While the three oldest sons followed Saul, 17:15 David was going back and forth 1  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. 17:17 Jesse said to his son David, “Take your brothers this ephah of roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread; go quickly 2  to the camp to your brothers. 17:18 Also take these ten portions of cheese to their commanding officer. 3  Find out how your brothers are doing 4  and bring back their pledge that they received the goods. 5  17:19 They are with Saul and the whole Israelite army 6  in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.”

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