SEV Biblia, Chapter 17:39 Y ciñó David la espada de Saúl sobre los vestidos de Saúl , y probó a andar, porque nunca lo había experimentado. Y dijo David a Saúl: Yo no puedo andar con esto, porque nunca lo experimenté. Y echando de sí David aquellas cosas,
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 17:39 Verse 39. I cannot go with these] In ancient times it required considerable exercise and training to make a man expert in the use of such heavy armour; armour which in the present day scarcely a man is to be found who is able to carry; and so it must have been then, until that practice which arises from frequent use had made the proprietor perfect. I have not proved them says David: I am wholly unaccustomed to such armour and it would be an encumbrance to me.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 39. And David girded his, sword upon his armour , etc.] Which Saul also perhaps furnished him with: and he assayed to go ; made an attempt, and had a mind to go thus accoutred; he at first showed an inclination to go in such an habit, but afterwards would not: for he had not proved [it] ; as warriors were wont to do; so Achilles did f376 ; he never made trial of such armour before, he had not been used to it, and knew not how to behave in it, or walk with it on him; it was an encumbrance to him: Abarbinel renders it, “but he had not proved [it]”; he would have gone with it but for that reason; the Targum is, “because there was no miracle in them;” because if he had made use of this, there would have been no appearance of a miracle in getting the victory over the Philistine, as was by using only a sling and stones: and David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these, for I have not proved [them] ; he thought fit to acquaint Saul with it that he could not go thus accoutred, and his reason for it, lest he should be offended with him: and David put them off him ; took off the helmet from his head, ungirt the sword upon his armour, and stripped himself of his coat of mail, and went forth entirely unarmed.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 31-39 - A shepherd lad, come the same morning from keeping sheep, had mor courage than all the mighty men of Israel. Thus God often sends goo words to his Israel, and does great things for them, by the weak an foolish things of the world. As he had answered his brother's passio with meekness, so David answered Saul's fear with faith. When Davi kept sheep, he proved himself very careful and tender of his flock This reminds us of Christ, the good Shepherd, who not only ventured but laid down his life for the sheep. Our experience ought to encourag us to trust in God, and be bold in the way of duty. He that ha delivered, does and will continue to do so. David gained leave to figh the Philistine. Not being used to such armour as Saul put upon him, he was not satisfied to go in that manner; this was from the Lord, that is might more plainly appear he fought and conquered in faith, and tha the victory was from Him who works by the feeblest and most despise means and instruments. It is not to be inquired how excellent any thin is, but how proper. Let Saul's coat be ever so rich, and his armou ever so strong, what is David the better if they fit him not? But faith, prayer, truth, and righteousness; the whole armour of God, an the mind that was in Christ; are equally needful for all the servant of the Lord, whatever may be their work.
Original Hebrew ויחגר 2296 דוד 1732 את 853 חרבו 2719 מעל 5921 למדיו 4055 ויאל 2974 ללכת 1980 כי 3588 לא 3808 נסה 5254 ויאמר 559 דוד 1732 אל 413 שׁאול 7586 לא 3808 אוכל 3201 ללכת 1980 באלה 428 כי 3588 לא 3808 נסיתי 5254 ויסרם 5493 דוד 1732 מעליו׃ 5921