If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then will we be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you will be our servants and serve us.” Bible see other translations

“then will we be your servants.” A hollow promise, because when David killed Goliath the Philistines ran away and remained enemies of Israel. Evil people make hollow promises, and the wise believer needs to be aware of that and not get fooled.

Commentary for: 1 Samuel 17:9