וַיֹּאמֶר דָּוִד אֶל־הָאֲנָשִׁים הָעֹמְדִים עִמּוֹ לֵאמֹר מַה־יֵּעָשֶׂה לָאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר יַכֶּהאֶת־הַפְּלִשְׁתִּי הַלָּז וְהֵסִיר חֶרְפָּה מֵעַל יִשְׂרָאֵל Hear the verse in Hebrew
va-YO-mer da-VID el ha-a-na-SHEEM ha-o-m’-DEEM i-MO lay-MOR mah yay-a-SEH la-EESH a-SHER ya-KEH et ha-p’-lish-TEE ha-LAZ v’-hay-SEER kher-PAH may-AL yis-ra-AYL
David and Goliath
David expresses that the battle against Goliath and the Philistines is far more than a military affair. Goliath taunts the entire Nation of Israel and thus the God of Israel. Defeating him is therefore not just a military necessity, but also a spiritual imperative. An attack on the Jewish People is always an attack on Hashem (God) Himself. Davidunderstands this and is prepared to risk his life to defeat the evil Goliath in order to defend the nation and Hashem’s honor. Hashem responds by providing young David and the Children of Israel with a miraculous victory.