A champion named Goliath,1 who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. He was over nine feet tall.
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He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels;
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on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin2 was slung on his back.
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His spear shaft was like a weaver's rod,3 and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer4 went ahead of him.
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Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, "Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose5 a man and have him come down to me.
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If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us."
Then the Philistine said, "This day I defy6 the ranks of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.7"
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On hearing the Philistine's words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified.