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(25 Now the Israelite soldiers had been saying to each other: “Do you see this man who keeps coming out? How he comes to insult Israel? The king will reward with great riches whoever kills that man. The king will give his own daughter to him and make his household exempt from taxes[a] in Israel.”)

26 David asked the soldiers standing by him, “What will be done for the person who kills that Philistine over there and removes this insult from Israel? Who is that uncircumcised Philistine, anyway, that he can get away with insulting the army of the living God?”

27 Then the troops repeated to him what they had been saying. “So that’s what will be done for the man who kills him,” they said.

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  1. 1 Samuel 17:25 Heb uncertain