1 Samuel 17:4

“And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 17:4

And there went out a champion out of the campe of the Philistines, named Goliath of Gath: whose height was sixe cubites and a span.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then a champion came out from the armies of the Philistines named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a fighter came out from the tents of the Philistines, named Goliath of Gath; he was more than six cubits tall.
- Basic English Bible

And there went out a champion from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
- Darby Bible

And there went out a champion from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose hight was six cubits and a span.
- Webster's Bible

There went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
- World English Bible

And there goeth out a man of the duellists from the camps of the Philistines, Goliath [is] his name, from Gath; his height [is] six cubits and a span,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And there went out a champion from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 17:4

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 17:4


17:4 Six cubits - At least, nine feet, nine inches high. And this is not strange; for besides the giants mentioned in Scripture, Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus, and Pliny, make mention of persons seven cubits high.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 17:4

  • Drew on 1 Samuel 17:4
    This passage is based on the Masoretic texts which lists his height as nearly nine feet nine inches , Masoretic is the foundation of the English King James bible, however according to the Dead Sea scrolls his height was closer to 6'9, the dead sea scrolls being much older than the Masoretic texts suggest Goliath's height was changed to make David's feat much greater!


 

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