Context21The charge was two-thirds of a shekel for the plowshares, the mattocks, the forks, and the axes, and to fix the hoes. 22So it came about on the day of battle that neither sword nor spear was found in the hands of any of the people who were with Saul and Jonathan, but they were found with Saul and his son Jonathan. 23And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the pass of Michmash.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to set the goads.
So that their shares, and their spades, and their forks, and their axes were blunt, even to the goad, which was to be mended.
Darby Bible Translation
when the edges of the sickles, and the hoes, and the forks, and the axes were blunted; and to set the goads.
English Revised Version
yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes; and to set the goads.
Webster's Bible Translation
Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the colters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads.
World English Bible
yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the plowshares, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to set the goads.
Young's Literal Translation
and there hath been the file for mattocks, and for coulters, and for three-pronged rakes, and for the axes, and to set up the goads.
LibraryThe Trial of Saul.
"And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering."--1 Samuel xiii. 9. We are all on our trial. Every one who lives is on his trial, whether he will serve God or not. And we read in Scripture of many instances of the trials upon which Almighty God puts us His creatures. In the beginning, Adam, when he was first created, was put upon his trial. He was placed in a beautiful garden, he had every thing given him for his pleasure and comfort; …
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