1 Samuel 13:19-21 NIV

19 Not a blacksmith1 could be found in the whole land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, "Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears!2"

References for 1 Samuel 13:19

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

References for 1 Samuel 13:20

    • 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)