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1 Samuel 17
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1 Samuel 17 from Scroll 4Q51 Samuela
Philistines stood on the
mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side:
and there was a valley between them. 4 A champion out of the camp of the
Philistines named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was
40 He took his staff in his hand, and chose for himself five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag which he had. His sling was in his hand; and he came near to the Philistine. 41 The Philistine walked and came near to David; and the man who bore the shield went before him.
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