4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span.[a]5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels[b];6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back.7 His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels.[c] His shield bearer went ahead of him.
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? Choose a man and have him come down to me.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 defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.”11 On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified.
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