John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary

Verse 25 (1 Samuel 17:25)

And the men of Israel said ,.... To one another:

have ye seen this man that is come up ? taken notice of him, and observed him?

surely to defy Israel is he come up ; to challenge them to fight with him, and upbraid them with cowardice that they did not:

and it shall be that the man who killeth him ; this, and what follows, they said to encourage any person to engage with him, though none of them cared to encounter him themselves:

the king will enrich him with great riches ; give him a large gratuity, make a present of a great sum of money to him:

and will give him his daughter to be his wife , in like manner as Caleb promised to give his daughter in marriage to the person that should take Kirjathsepher, Judges 1:12 ,

and make his father's house free in Israel ; from all tributes, taxes, levies, impositions, king's service, and duty; or, as the Targum,"make his father's house freemen, nobles;'raise it to the rank of nobility.

- John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary