1 Samuel 13:19

Overview - 1 Samuel 13
Saul's select band.
He calls the Hebrews to Gilgal against the Philistines, whose garrison Jonathan had smitten.
The Philistines' great host.
The distress of the Israelites.
Saul, weary of staying for Samuel, sacrifices.
11 Samuel reproves him.
17 The three spoiling bands of the Philistines.
19 The policy of the Philistines, to suffer no smith in Israel.
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1 Samuel 13:19  (King James Version)
Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:
 


there was no
It is probable that the Philistines in the former wars had carried away all the smiths from Israel.
Judges 5:8 ; 2 Kings 24:14 ; Isaiah 54:16 ; Jeremiah 24:1
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