1 Samuel 17:5
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New International Version
He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels;

New Living Translation
He wore a bronze helmet, and his bronze coat of mail weighed 125 pounds.

English Standard Version
He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze.

New American Standard Bible
He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was clothed with scale-armor which weighed five thousand shekels of bronze.

King James Bible
And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and wore a bronze helmet and bronze scale armor that weighed 125 pounds.

International Standard Version
wore a bronze helmet on his head, and wore bronze scale armor that weighed about 5,000 shekels.

NET Bible
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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he wore a bronze coat of armor scales weighing 125 pounds.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he had a helmet of brass upon his head, and he was clad with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.

New American Standard 1977
And he had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was clothed with scale-armor which weighed five thousand shekels of bronze.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he had a helmet of brass upon his head, and he was clothed with a coat of mail of scales; and the weight of the coat of mail was five thousand shekels of brass.

King James 2000 Bible
And he had a helmet of bronze upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze.

American King James Version
And he had an helmet of brass on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.

American Standard Version
And he had a helmet of brass upon his head, and he was clad with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he had a helmet of brass upon his head, and he was clothed with a coat of mail with scales, and the weight of his coat of mail was five thousand sicles of brass:

Darby Bible Translation
And he had a helmet of bronze upon his head, and he was clothed with a corselet of scales; and the weight of the corselet was five thousand shekels of bronze.

English Revised Version
And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was clad with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he had a helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.

World English Bible
He had a helmet of brass on his head, and he was clad with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.

Young's Literal Translation
and a helmet of brass is on his head, and with a scaled coat of mail he is clothed, and the weight of the coat of mail is five thousand shekels of brass,
Study Bible
Goliath's Challenge
4Then a champion came out from the armies of the Philistines named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. 5He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was clothed with scale-armor which weighed five thousand shekels of bronze. 6He also had bronze greaves on his legs and a bronze javelin slung between his shoulders.…
Word Study

And he had an helmet
kowba`  (ko'-bah)
a helmet (as arched) -- helmet.

of brass
nchosheth  (nekh-o'-sheth)
copper, hence, something made of that metal, i.e. coin, a fetter; figuratively, base (as compared with gold or silver)

upon his head
ro'sh  (roshe)
the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)

and he was armed
labash  (law-bash')
wrap around, i.e. (by implication) to put on a garment or clothe (oneself, or another), literally or figuratively

with a coat
shiryown  (shir-yone')
a corslet (as if twisted) -- breastplate, coat of mail, habergeon, harness.

of mail
qasqeseth  (kas-keh'-seth)
a scale (of a fish); hence a coat of mail (as composed of or covered with jointed plates of metal) -- mail, scale.

and the weight
mishqal  (mish-kawl')
weight (numerically estimated); hence, weighing (the act) -- (full) weight.

of the coat
shiryown  (shir-yone')
a corslet (as if twisted) -- breastplate, coat of mail, habergeon, harness.

was five
chamesh  (khaw-maysh')
five -- fif(-teen), fifth, five (apiece).

thousand
'eleph  (eh'-lef)
hence (the ox's head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand -- thousand.

shekels
sheqel  (sheh'-kel)
probably a weight; used as a commercial standard -- shekel.

of brass
nchosheth  (nekh-o'-sheth)
copper, hence, something made of that metal, i.e. coin, a fetter; figuratively, base (as compared with gold or silver)

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:1-11 Men so entirely depend upon God in all things, that when he withdraws his help, the most valiant and resolute cannot find their hearts or hands, as daily experience shows.
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:4
Then a champion came out from the armies of the Philistines named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

1 Samuel 17:6
He also had bronze greaves on his legs and a bronze javelin slung between his shoulders.

Jeremiah 46:4
"Harness the horses, And mount the steeds, And take your stand with helmets on! Polish the spears, Put on the scale-armor!
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And he had an helmet of brass on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.

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