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1 Samuel 13:20

    1 Samuel 13:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his ax, and his mattock.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But all the Israelites had to go to the Philistines to get their ploughs and blades and axes and hooks made sharp;

    Webster's Revision

    but all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock;

    World English Bible

    but all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his plowshare, mattock, axe, and sickle;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock;

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 13:20

    Coulter - Iron agricultural tool.
    Mattock - Hoe; spade; agricultural tool.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 13:20

    But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines - We find from this that they did not grant them as much as Porsenna did to the Romans; he permitted the people to manufacture the implements of husbandry.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 13:20

    The best rendering of the passage is perhaps as follows: "But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines to sharpen etc. 1 Samuel 13:21, whenever there was bluntness of edge to their shares and coulters and prong-forks and axes, and to point their goads." Coulters and mattocks were cutting instruments of the type of the share.