David the Shepherd Boy David was the youngest of all his brothers and was a son of Jesse. He and his brothers looked after the sheep and protected them from wild animals. When the Philistines attacked David’s brothers when to battle with the Israelites. David wanted to fight with the Israelites but his father Jesse said he had to look after the sheep. David and Goliath After a many days and nights David went to visit his brothers and give them some food. When he got there Goliath came out again saying ‘Who will fight me, if you kill me we will be your slaves but if I beat you will become our slaves.’ Every single Israelite was terrified of the huge, giant Goliath. No one wanted to battle against Goliath, not even King Saul. Then David thought I can beat this mighty monster and went to the King. He said ‘I will fight against Goliath!’ So David got out his sling and chose five smooth stones from a near by stream. ’I will battle Goliath’. Goliath looked down and laughed and thought this will be very easy. David got out his sling and shot a stone at Goliaths forehead. Goliath fell to the ground dead. David became a hero and one of King Saul’s courtiers. David became King after Saul died.