What does 1 Samuel 17:4 mean?
ESV: And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
NIV: A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span.
NASB: Then a champion came forward from the army encampment of the Philistines, named Goliath, from Gath. His height was six cubits and a span.
CSB: Then a champion named Goliath, from Gath, came out from the Philistine camp. He was nine feet, nine inches tall
NLT: Then Goliath, a Philistine champion from Gath, came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel. He was over nine feet tall!
KJV: 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.
NKJV: And a champion went out from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
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Book Summary:
First Samuel introduces the key figures who led Israel after the era of the judges. The books of 1 and 2 Samuel were originally part of a single text, split in certain translations shortly before the birth of Christ. Some of the Bible’s most famous characters are depicted in this book. These including the prophet Samuel, Israel’s first king, Saul, her greatest king, David, and other famous names such as Goliath and Jonathan. By the end of this book, Saul has fallen; the book of 2 Samuel begins with David’s ascension to the throne.
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