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1 Samuel 17:5-7 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. He had greaves of bronze on his legs and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron; and his shield-bearer went before him.

New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

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1 Samuel 17:5-7 New International Version (NIV)

He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels[a]; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels.[b] His shield bearer went ahead of him.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Samuel 17:5 That is, about 125 pounds or about 58 kilograms
  2. 1 Samuel 17:7 That is, about 15 pounds or about 6.9 kilograms
New International Version (NIV)

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