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1 Samuel 17:4-6 World English Bible (WEB)

A champion out of the camp of the Philistines named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span[a] went out. He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he wore a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels[b] of bronze. He had bronze shin armor on his legs and a bronze javelin between his shoulders.

Footnotes:

  1. 17:4 A cubit is the length from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow on a man’s arm, or about 18 inches or 46 centimeters. A span is the length from the tip of a man’s thumb to the tip of his little finger when his hand is stretched out (about half a cubit, or 9 inches, or 22.8 cm.) Therefore, Goliath was about 9 feet and 9 inches or 2.97 meters tall.
  2. 17:5 A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces, so 5000 shekels is about 50 kilograms or 110 pounds.
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