1 Samuel 13:15-23 NIV

15 Then Samuel left Gilgala and went up to Gibeah in Benjamin, and Saul counted the men who were with him. They numbered about six hundred.

References for 1 Samuel 13:15

    • ‚ 13:15 - 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"

      Israel Without Weapons

      16 Saul and his son Jonathan and the men with them were staying in Gibeahb in Benjamin, while the Philistines camped at Mikmash.

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        • ƒ 13:16 - Two Hebrew manuscripts; most Hebrew manuscripts "Geba," a variant of "Gibeah"
          17 Raiding parties went out from the Philistine camp in three detachments. One turned toward Ophrah in the vicinity of Shual,

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          18 another toward Beth Horon, and the third toward the borderland overlooking the Valley of Zeboyim facing the wilderness.

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          19 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!”

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          20 So all Israel went down to the Philistines to have their plow points, mattocks, axes and sicklesc sharpened.

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            • „ 13:20 - Septuagint; Hebrew "plow points"
              21 The price was two-thirds of a shekeld for sharpening plow points and mattocks, and a third of a shekele for sharpening forks and axes and for repointing goads.

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                • … 13:21 - That is, about 1/4 ounce or about 8 grams
                • † 13:21 - That is, about 1/8 ounce or about 4 grams
                  22 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.

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                  23 Now a detachment of Philistines had gone out to the pass at Mikmash.

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