1 Samuel 17:5

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.

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.

KJV
And [he had] an helmet
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of brass
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upon his head
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and he [was] armed
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with a coat
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of mail
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and the weight
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of the coat
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[was] five
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thousand
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shekels
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of brass
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{armed: Heb. clothed}
HEBREW
tsxn
<05178>
Mylqs
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Mypla
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tsmx
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Nwyrsh
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lqsmw
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swbl
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awh
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Myvqvq
<07193>
Nwyrsw
<08302>
wsar
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le
<05921>
tsxn
<05178>
ebwkw (17:5)
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LXXM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
perikefalaia
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N-NSF
epi
<1909>  
PREP
thv
<3588>  
T-GSF
kefalhv
<2776>  
N-GSF
autou
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D-GSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
ywraka
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N-ASM
alusidwton
 
A-ASM
autov
<846>  
D-NSM
endedukwv
<1746>  
V-RAPNS
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
o
<3588>  
T-NSM
staymov
 
N-NSM
tou
<3588>  
T-GSM
ywrakov
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N-GSM
autou
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D-GSM
pente
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N-NUI
ciliadev
<5505>  
N-NPF
siklwn
 
N-GPM
calkou
 
A-GSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
sidhrou
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N-GSM
NET © [draft] ITL
He had a bronze
<05178>
helmet
<03553>
on
<05921>
his head
<07218>
and was wearing
<03847>
scale
<07193>
body armor
<08302>
. The weight
<04948>
of his bronze
<05178>
body armor
<08302>
was five
<02568>
thousand
<0505>
shekels
<08255>
.
NET © Notes

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.