Understanding the Scriptures
|Set the battle in array (vv. 2, 8, 21)||Put the soldiers in their places for battle|
|Champion (vv. 4, 51)||A man who represents the whole army and fights a representative from the other army to decide the winner of a battle|
|Six cubits and a span (v. 4)||Measurements of length (see Bible Dictionary, “weights and measures,” pp. 788–89)|
|Coat of mail (vv. 5, 38)||Armor made of small metal pieces hooked together|
|Shekels (vv. 5, 7)||A measurement of weight (see Bible Dictionary, “weights and measures,” p. 789)|
|Bearing (v. 7)||Carrying|
|Defy (vv. 10, 25–26)||Challenge, make fun of|
|The man went among men for an old man (v. 12)||He was considered old.|
|Ephah (v. 17)||A little over a bushel (see Bible Dictionary, “weights and measures,” p. 789)|
|Look how far thy brethren fare (v. 18)||See how your brethren are doing.|
|Take their pledge (v. 18)||Bring back a report of how they are doing.|
|Trench (v. 20)||Battle lines|
|Reproach (v. 26)||Shame|
|After the former manner (v. 30)||Like before|
|Assayed to go (v. 39)||Tried to see if it would work|
|Proved (v. 39)||Used|
|Scrip (v. 40)||Bag|
|Disdained (v. 42)||Insulted him as being unworthy to stand up against him|
|Staves (v. 43)||Sticks|
|Hasted (v. 48)||Hurried|
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–C) as you study 1 Samuel 17.
What Did They Say?
Draw a Picture
Use information in 1 Samuel 17 to draw some part of the David and Goliath story.
Make a List
List what you think are the three biggest temptations facing people your age in the Church in your area.
Make a list of five ideas or quotations from 1 Samuel 17 that you would use in a talk entitled “Overcoming Our Personal Challenges.”