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1 Samuel 17:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a javelin of brass between his shoulders.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And [he had] greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [He] also [had] bronze greaves on his legs and a bronze javelin [slung] between his shoulders.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And [he had] greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he had greaves of bronze upon his legs, and a javelin of bronze between his shoulders.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and, greaves of bronze, on his feet,—and, a javelin of bronze, between his shoulders;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and a frontlet of brass [is] on his feet, and a javelin of brass between his shoulders,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he had greaves of brass on his legs, and a buckler of brass covered his shoulders.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And [he had] greaues of brasse vpon his legs, and a target of brasse betweene his shoulders.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And greaves of brass [were] upon his legs, and a brazen target [was] between his shoulders.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And [he had] greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And [he had] greaves 4697
{4697} Prime
מִצְחָה
mitschah
{mits-khaw'}
From the same as H4696; a shin piece of armor (as prominent), only plural.
of brass 5178
{5178} Prime
נְחֹשֶׁת
n@chosheth
{nekh-o'-sheth}
For H5154; copper; hence, something made of that metal, that is, coin, a fetter; figuratively base (as compared with gold or silver).
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
his legs, 7272
{7272} Prime
רֶגֶל
regel
{reh'-gel}
From H7270; a foot (as used in walking); by implication a step; by euphemism the pudenda.
and a target 3591
{3591} Prime
כִּידוֹן
kiydown
{kee-dohn'}
From the same as H3589; properly something to strike with, that is, a dart (perhaps smaller than H2595).
of brass 5178
{5178} Prime
נְחֹשֶׁת
n@chosheth
{nekh-o'-sheth}
For H5154; copper; hence, something made of that metal, that is, coin, a fetter; figuratively base (as compared with gold or silver).
between x996
(0996) Complement
בַּיִן
beyn
{bane}
(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H0995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either... or.
his shoulders. 3802
{3802} Prime
כָּתֵף
katheph
{kaw-thafe'}
From an unused root meaning to clothe; the shoulder (proper, that is, upper end of the arm; as being the spot where the garments hang); figuratively side piece or lateral projection or anything.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 1 Samuel 17:4-11.


1 Samuel 17:6

_ _ greaves of brass — boots, terminating at the ankle, made in one plate of metal, but round to the shape of the leg, and often lined with felt or sponge. They were useful in guarding the legs, not only against the spikes of the enemy, but in making way among thorns and briers.

_ _ a target of brass — a circular frame, carried at the back, suspended by a long belt which crossed the breast from the shoulders to the loins.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Samuel 17:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Samuel 17:6

Greaves — Boots.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
target of brass:
or, gorget,
1 Kings 10:16 And king Solomon made two hundred targets [of] beaten gold: six hundred [shekels] of gold went to one target.
2 Chronicles 9:15 And king Solomon made two hundred targets [of] beaten gold: six hundred [shekels] of beaten gold went to one target.
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