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1 Samuel 13:21

    1 Samuel 13:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For they had instruments for putting an edge on their ploughs and blades and forks and axes, and for putting iron points on their ox-driving rods.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 13:21

    Yet they had a file - The Hebrew פצירה petsirah, from פצר patsar, to rub hard, is translated very differently by the versions and by critics. Our translation may be as likely as any: they permitted them the use of files, (I believe the word means grindstone), to restore the blunted edges of their tridents, axes, and goads.