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 1 Samuel 13:15 - 22
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 13
13:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Samuel left Gilgal F40 and went up to Gibeah in Benjamin, and Saul counted the men who were with him. They numbered about six hundred.
 
13:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Saul and his son Jonathan and the men with them were staying in Gibeah F41 in Benjamin, while the Philistines camped at Micmash.
 
13:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Raiding parties went out from the Philistine camp in three detachments. One turned toward Ophrah in the vicinity of Shual,
 
13:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
another toward Beth Horon, and the third toward the borderland overlooking the Valley of Zeboim facing the desert.
 
13:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Not a blacksmith could be found in the whole land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, "Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears!"
 
13:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So all Israel went down to the Philistines to have their plowshares, mattocks, axes and sickles F42 sharpened.
 
13:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The price was two thirds of a shekel F43 for sharpening plowshares and mattocks, and a third of a shekel F44 for sharpening forks and axes and for repointing goads.
 
13:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So on the day of the battle not a soldier with Saul and Jonathan had a sword or spear in his hand; only Saul and his son Jonathan had them.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F40 Hebrew; Septuagint Gilgal and went his way; the rest of the people went after Saul to meet the army, and they went out of Gilgal
F41 Two Hebrew manuscripts; most Hebrew manuscripts Geba, a variant of Gibeah
F42 Septuagint; Hebrew plowshares
F43 Hebrew pim; that is, about 1/4 ounce (about 8 grams)
F44 That is, about 1/8 ounce (about 4 grams)

 
 

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