1 Samuel 13:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

1 Samuel 13:19, NIV: 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!'

1 Samuel 13:19, ESV: Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears.”

1 Samuel 13:19, KJV: Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:

1 Samuel 13:19, NASB: Now no blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel, because the Philistines said, 'Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears.'

1 Samuel 13:19, NLT: There were no blacksmiths in the land of Israel in those days. The Philistines wouldn't allow them for fear they would make swords and spears for the Hebrews.

1 Samuel 13:19, CSB: No blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel because the Philistines had said, "Otherwise, the Hebrews will make swords or spears."

What does 1 Samuel 13:19 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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