1 Samuel 17:4-6
Lexham English Bible
4 Then a champion[a] went out from the camps of the Philistines, whose name was Goliath from Gath. His height was six cubits and a span.[b] 5 A bronze helmet was on his head, and he was clothed with scale body armor; the weight of the body armor was five thousand bronze shekels. 6 Bronze greaves[c] were on his legs,[d] and a bronze javelin was slung between his shoulders.Read full chapter
- 1 Samuel 17:4 Literally “a man of the space between”
- 1 Samuel 17:4 A cubit was about eighteen inches and a span about nine inches, so the Masoretic Hebrew text gives the height of nine feet, nine inches. Ancient Greek versions variously give Goliath’s height as four, five, or sixteen cubits.
- 1 Samuel 17:6 Or “shin guards”
- 1 Samuel 17:6 Hebrew “feet”