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1 Samuel 17:1-7 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

David versus Goliath

17 The Philistines gathered their forces for war at Socoh in Judah and camped between Socoh and Azekah in Ephes-dammim. Saul and the men of Israel gathered and camped in the Valley of Elah; then they lined up in battle formation to face the Philistines.

The Philistines were standing on one hill, and the Israelites were standing on another hill with a ravine between them. Then a champion named Goliath, from Gath, came out from the Philistine camp. He was nine feet, nine inches[a][b] tall and wore a bronze helmet[c] and bronze scale armor that weighed one hundred twenty-five pounds.[d] There was bronze armor on his shins, and a bronze javelin was slung between his shoulders. His spear shaft was like a weaver’s beam, and the iron point of his spear weighed fifteen pounds.[e] In addition, a shield-bearer was walking in front of him.

Footnotes:

  1. 17:4 DSS, LXX read four cubits and a span
  2. 17:4 Lit was six cubits and a span
  3. 17:5 Lit helmet on his head
  4. 17:5 Lit 5,000 shekels
  5. 17:7 Lit 600 shekels
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