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A champion named Goliath from Gath came out from the Philistine camp. He was four cubits and a span[a] tall, wore a bronze helmet on his head, and wore bronze scale armor that weighed about 5,000 shekels.[b] He had bronze armor on his legs[c] and carried a bronze javelin slung[d] between his shoulders.

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  1. 1 Samuel 17:4 I.e. about six and a half feet; so DSS 4QSama and LXX; MT reads six cubits and a span (i.e. nine and a half feet)
  2. 1 Samuel 17:5 I.e. about 125 pounds at 0.4 shekels per ounce
  3. 1 Samuel 17:6 Or bronze greaves; i.e. leg armor worn below the knees
  4. 1 Samuel 17:6 The Heb. lacks slung