And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth and ruddy and of a fair countenance.
And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and of a beautiful countenance and handsome. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him, for this is he.
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we are exceedingly weary of being held in contempt.
And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for thou art but a young man, and he a man of war from his youth.
Then he said, If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive.
Now therefore, I pray thee, give hostages unto my lord, the king of Assyria, and I will deliver thee two thousand horses, if thou art able on thy part to set riders upon them.
And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria and said, What are these feeble Jews doing? Is this to be permitted them? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish on time? Will they resurrect the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which were burned?
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
in labour and travail, in many watches, in hunger and thirst, in many fasts, in cold and nakedness.