1 Samuel 17:4-11 NIV

4 A champion named Goliath,1 who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. He was over nine feeta tall.

References for 1 Samuel 17:4

    • a 17:4 - Hebrew "was six cubits and a span" (about 3 meters)
      5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekelsb;

      References for 1 Samuel 17:5

        • b 17:5 - That is, about 125 pounds (about 57 kilograms)
          6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin2 was slung on his back.

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          7 His spear shaft was like a weaver's rod,3 and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels.c His shield bearer4 went ahead of him.

          References for 1 Samuel 17:7

            • c 17:7 - That is, about 15 pounds (about 7 kilograms)
              8 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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              9 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."
              10 Then the Philistine said, "This day I defy6 the ranks of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.7"

              References for 1 Samuel 17:10

                  11 On hearing the Philistine's words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified.