(brass, the same material as Goliath’s armor)(1 Sam 17:38,39) And Saul armed David with his armour [height, stature: clothes, garment, raiment /// to stretch self (Saul’s covering)], and he put an helmet of brass [filthiness (false doctrine = sin: Saul’s thoughts)] upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail [filthiness (false doctrine = sin: Saul’s heart)]. And David girded his sword upon his armour [i.e. David initially accepted Saul’s armor (doctrine) as his own], and he assayed [began reluctantly] to go; for he had not proved [tested] it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved [tried] them. And David put them off him [i.e. loosed the bindings that Saul had placed upon him].
(1 Sam 15:10,11) Then came
the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying, It repenteth me that I have set up
Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me,
and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and
he cried unto the LORD all night.
(1 Sam 16:13,14) Then Samuel
took the horn of oil, and anointed him [David] in the midst of his
brethren: and the spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward.
So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. But the spirit of the LORD departed
from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him [to
fear: affright, be (make) afraid, terrify, trouble].
(2 Tim 1:7) For God hath not
given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and
of a sound mind [discipline, i.e. self-control /// (fig.) to
discipline or correct: teach to be sober].
(1 Sam 17:10,11) And the
Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man,
that we may fight together. When Saul and all Israel heard
those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed [to
prostrate; hence to break down, either (lit.) by violence, or (fig.) by
confusion and fear: afraid, amaze, beat down, discouraged, scared, terrified],
and greatly afraid.
(1 Sam 17:23,24) And as he [David]
talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of
Gath [wine-press], Goliath by name, out of the armies of the
Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them. And
all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore
(Acts 13:21-23) And
afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of
Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years. And
when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be
their king; to whom also he [God] gave testimony,
and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart,
which shall fulfil all my will. Of this man's seed hath God according to his
promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:
brass = Heb: copper; hence, something made of that metal, i.e. coin, a
fetter; fig. base (as compared with gold or silver): brasen [brazen],
brass, chain, copper, fetter (of brass), filthiness, steel /// (perh.
in the sense of ringing, i.e. bell-metal; or from the red color of the throat
of a serpent when hissing); coppery, i.e. (fig.) hard: of brass ///
5172. nachash, naw-khash'; to hiss, i.e. whisper a
(magic) spell; gen. to prognosticate: divine, enchanter, learn
by experience, diligently observe.
(Gen 3:1) Now the serpent
[5175. nachash, naw-khawsh'; from H5172; a snake (from its hiss): serpent]
was more subtle [cunning (usually in a bad sense): crafty]
than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the
woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
(1 John 4:1) Beloved,
believe not every spirit, but try [test] the spirits
whether they are of God: because many false prophets [pretended
foreteller or religious impostor] are gone out into the world.
(Judg 7:2-4) And the LORD
said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to
give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me,
saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears
of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and
depart early from mount Gilead [heap of testimony, mound of stones, rocky
region]. And there returned [“turned back from following me” 1
Sam 15:11] of the people twenty and two thousand [unsaved];
and there remained ten thousand [saved]. And the LORD said unto
Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water
[of separation], and I will try them for thee there: and it
shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall
go with thee [across the water]; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This
shall not go with thee, the same shall not go [across the water].
(Acts 17:10-12) And the
brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who
coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble
than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness
of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were
so [they “proved them”]. Therefore many of them believed; also
of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
readiness = Gk: predisposition, i.e. alacrity: forwardness of mind,
readiness (of mind), ready (willing) mind /// forward in spirit, i.e.
predisposed; alacrity: ready, willing /// passion (as if breathing hard).
alacrity, a-lac-ri-ty; = Dict: 1. liveliness; briskness; sprightliness.
2. cheerful readiness or willingness.