7 His spear shaft was like a weaver's rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels.[1] His shield bearer went ahead of him.

Other Translations of 1 Samuel 17:7

King James Version

7 And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him.

English Standard Version

7 The shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam, and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron. And his shield-bearer went before him.

The Message

7 His spear was like a fence rail - the spear tip alone weighed over fifteen pounds. His shield bearer walked ahead of him.

New King James Version

7 Now the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam, and his iron spearhead weighed six hundred shekels; and a shield-bearer went before him.

New Living Translation

7 The shaft of his spear was as heavy and thick as a weaver's beam, tipped with an iron spearhead that weighed 15├é┬ápounds. His armor bearer walked ahead of him carrying a shield.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Samuel 17:7

Commentary on 1 Samuel 17:1-11

(Read 1 Samuel 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.