Bible: 1 Samuel 17:24-30

17:24 When all the men of Israel saw this man, they retreated 1  from his presence and were very afraid.

17:25 The men of Israel said, “Have you seen this man who is coming up? He does so 2  to defy Israel. But the king will make the man who can strike him down very wealthy! He will give him his daughter in marriage, and he will make his father’s house exempt from tax obligations in Israel.”

17:26 David asked the men who were standing near him, “What will be done for the man who strikes down this Philistine and frees Israel from this humiliation? 3  For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he defies the armies of the living God? 17:27 The soldiers 4  told him what had been promised, saying, 5 This is what will be done for the man who can strike him down.”

17:28 When David’s 6  oldest brother Eliab heard him speaking to the men, he became angry 7  with David and said, “Why have you come down here? To whom did you entrust those few sheep in the desert? I am familiar with your pride and deceit! 8  You have come down here to watch the battle!

17:29 David replied, “What have I done now? Can’t I say anything? 9  17:30 Then he turned from those who were nearby to someone else and asked the same question, 10  but they 11  gave him the same answer as before.

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