1 Samuel 17:40 NIV

40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.

Study tools for 1 Samuel 17:40

  • a 17:4 - That is, about 9 feet 9 inches or about 3 meters
  • b 17:5 - That is, about 125 pounds or about 58 kilograms
  • c 17:7 - That is, about 15 pounds or about 6.9 kilograms
  • d 17:17 - That is, probably about 36 pounds or about 16 kilograms
  • e 17:18 - Or "some token" ; or "some pledge of spoils"
  • f 17:52 - Some Septuagint manuscripts; Hebrew "of a valley"