for only he will release my feet from the snare.
Philistines and Israelites faced each other on opposite hills, with the valley
between them. 4 Then Goliath, a Philistine champion from
Gath, came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel. He was
over nine feet[a] tall! 5 He
wore a bronze helmet, and his bronze coat of mail weighed 125 pounds.[b] 6 He
also wore bronze leg armor, and he carried a bronze javelin on his
shoulder. 7 The shaft of his spear was as heavy and
thick as a weaver’s beam, tipped with an iron spearhead that weighed 15 pounds.[c] His armor bearer walked ahead of
him carrying a shield. 8 Goliath stood and shouted a taunt across to the Israelites.
“Why are you all coming out to fight?” he called. “I am the Philistine
champion, but you are only the servants of Saul. Choose one man to come down
here and fight me! 9 If he kills me, then we will
be your slaves. But if I kill him, you will be our slaves! 10 I
defy the armies of Israel today! Send me a man who will fight me!”11 When
Saul and the Israelites heard this, they were terrified and deeply shaken.