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1 Samuel 17:10

    1 Samuel 17:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Philistine said, I have put to shame the armies of Israel this day; give me a man so that we may have a fight together.

    Webster's Revision

    And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.

    World English Bible

    The Philistine said, "I defy the armies of Israel this day! Give me a man, that we may fight together!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 17:10

    I defy - אני חרפתי ani cheraphti, "I strip and make bare," the armies of Israel; for none dared to fight him. From the Dhunoor Veda Shastra it appears that, among the Hindoos, it was common, before the commencement of an engagement, to challenge the enemy by throwing out some terms of abuse, similar to those used by Goliath. We find this also in Homer: his heroes scold each other heartily before they begin to fight. See on 1 Samuel 17:43 (note).