1 Samuel 13:18-23 NIV

18 another toward Beth Horon,1 and the third toward the borderland overlooking the Valley of Zeboim2 facing the desert.

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19 Not a blacksmith3 could be found in the whole land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, "Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears!4"

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20 So all Israel went down to the Philistines to have their plowshares, mattocks, axes and sicklesa sharpened.

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    • h 13:20 - Septuagint; Hebrew "plowshares"
      21 The price was two thirds of a shekelb for sharpening plowshares and mattocks, and a third of a shekelc for sharpening forks and axes and for repointing goads.

      References for 1 Samuel 13:21

        • i 13:21 - Hebrew "pim"; that is, about 1/4 ounce (about 8 grams)
        • j 13:21 - That is, about 1/8 ounce (about 4 grams)
          22 So on the day of the battle not a soldier with Saul and Jonathan5 had a sword or spear6 in his hand; only Saul and his son Jonathan had them.

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          Jonathan Attacks the Philistines

          23 Now a detachment of Philistines had gone out to the pass7 at Micmash.8

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