42 When the Philistine looked and saw David , he disdained him; for he was but a youth , and ruddy , with a handsome appearance .

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.