42 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.
42 He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him.
42 And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance.
42 He took one look down on him and sneered - a mere youngster, apple-cheeked and peach-fuzzed.
42 And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was only a youth, ruddy and good-looking.
42 sneering in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Samuel 17:42
Commentary on 1 Samuel 17:40-47
(Read 1 Samuel 17:40-47)
The security and presumption of fools destroy them. Nothing can excel the humility, faith, and piety which appear in David's words. He expressed his assured expectation of success; he gloried in his mean appearance and arms, that the victory might be ascribed to the Lord alone.