1 Samuel 17:5
ContextNET © | He had a bronze helmet on his head and was wearing scale body armor. The weight of his bronze body armor was five thousand shekels.^{ 1 } |
NIV © | He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armour of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; |
NASB © | He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was clothed with scale-armor which weighed five thousand shekels of bronze. |
NLT © | He wore a bronze helmet and a coat of mail that weighed 125 pounds. |
MSG © | He had a bronze helmet on his head and was dressed in armor--126 pounds of it! |
BBE © | And he had a head-dress of brass on his head, and he was dressed in a coat of metal, the weight of which was five thousand shekels of brass. |
NRSV © | He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. |
NKJV © | He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. |
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NET © | He had a bronze helmet on his head and was wearing scale body armor. The weight of his bronze body armor was five thousand shekels.^{ 1 } |
NET © Notes |
^{1 }sn Although the exact weight of Goliath’s defensive body armor is difficult to estimate in terms of modern equivalency, it was obviously quite heavy. Driver, following Kennedy, suggests a modern equivalent of about 220 pounds (100 kg); see S. R. Driver, Notes on the Hebrew Text and the Topography of the Books of Samuel, 139. Klein, taking the shekel to be equal to .403 ounces, arrives at a somewhat smaller weight of about 126 pounds (57 kg); see R. W. Klein, 1 Samuel (WBC), 175. But by any estimate it is clear that Goliath presented himself as a formidable foe indeed. |