“Chapter 28: David and Goliath,” Old Testament Stories (1980), 112–14
There was a war in the land of Israel. King Saul and the Israelites were fighting the Philistines. One of the Philistines was a giant. His name was Goliath. He was very big and strong. The Israelites were afraid of him.
1 Samuel 17:1–7
Goliath shouted to the Israelites. He told them to choose a man to fight him. No one wanted to fight the giant. Goliath shouted to them every morning and every night for forty days. None of the Israelites would fight him.
1 Samuel 17:4–11, 16
David’s brothers were in the Israelite army. Jesse sent David to take some food to them.
1 Samuel 17:13–20
David saw the giant. He heard Goliath shouting. He saw that the men were afraid of Goliath.
1 Samuel 17:23–24
David said he would fight the giant. His brothers were angry. They said David should be taking care of the sheep.
1 Samuel 17:26–37
David knew God would help him. He picked up five stones. He took his sling and went to fight Goliath.
1 Samuel 17:37, 40
Goliath saw that David was young. He was angry. He shouted at David and made fun of him. David shouted back. He said God would help him kill Goliath.
1 Samuel 17:41–47
Goliath came at David to fight. Then David put a stone in his sling and threw the stone.
1 Samuel 17:49
The stone hit Goliath in the head. Goliath fell to the ground.
David took Goliath’s sword and cut off his head.
1 Samuel 17:50–51
The Philistines saw David kill Goliath. They were afraid and ran away. God had helped David kill the giant.
1 Samuel 17:51–53