1 Samuel 13:19

“Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 13:19

Now there was no smith found thorowout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrewes make them swords or speares.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now no blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, "Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel; for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now there was no iron-worker in all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, For fear the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears:
- Basic English Bible

Now there was no smith found throughout the land of Israel; for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears.
- Darby Bible

Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: (for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:)
- Webster's Bible

Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel; for the Philistines said, "Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears;"
- World English Bible

And an artificer is not found in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, `Lest the Hebrews make sword or spear;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel; for the Philistines said: 'Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears';
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 13:19

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 13:19


13:20 Philistines - Not to the land of the Philistines, but to the stations and garrisons which the Philistines retained in several parts of Israel's land, though Samuel's authority had so far over - awed them, that they durst not give the Israelites much disturbance. In these, therefore, the Philistines kept all the smiths; and here they allowed them the exercise of their art for the uses following.


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