|New International Version (© 2011)|
He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels;
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.
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.
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,
1 Samuel 17:5 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He was armed with a coat of mail - The words in the original, שרון קשקשים shiryon kaskassim, mean a coat of mail formed of plates of brass overlapping each other, like the scales of a fish, or tiles of a house. This is the true notion of the original terms.
With thin plates of brass or iron, overlapping each other, were the ancient coats of mail formed in different countries; many formed in this way may be now seen in the tower of London.
The weight - five thousand shekels - Following Bishop Cumberland's tables, and rating the shekel at two hundred and nineteen grains, and the Roman ounce at four hundred and thirty-eight grains, we find that Goliath's coat of mail, weighing five thousand shekels, was exactly one hundred and fifty-six pounds four ounces avoirdupois. A vast weight for a coat of mail, but not all out of proportion to the man.
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armed [heb] clothed
1 Samuel 17:5 Parallel CommentariesArmed Armor Brass Bronze Clad Clothed Coat Corselet Dressed Head Head-Dress Helmet Mail Metal Scale Scale-Armor Scales Shekels Thousand Weighed Weighing Weight WoreArmed Armor Brass Bronze Clad Clothed Coat Corselet Dressed Head Head-Dress Helmet Mail Metal Scale Scale-Armor Scales Shekels Thousand Weighed Weighing Weight WoreTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Samuel 17:4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span.
1 Samuel 17:6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back.
Jeremiah 46:4 Harness the horses, mount the steeds! Take your positions with helmets on! Polish your spears, put on your armor!