1 Samuel 13:19 [study!]
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel; for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make [them] swords or spears:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
Now no blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: (for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make [them] swords or spears:)
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
Now there was no smith found throughout the land of Israel; for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
Now, a smith, could not be found, throughout all the land of Israelfor the Philistines had said, Lest the Hebrews make sword or spear.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
And an artificer is not found in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, 'Lest the Hebrews make sword or spear;'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
Now there was no smith to be found in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines had taken this precaution, lest the Hebrews should make them swords or spears.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
Now there was no smith found thorowout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrewes make them swords or speares.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
And there was not found a smith in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make themselves sword or spear.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008)  
Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Yisrael: for the Pelishtim said, Lest the Ivrim make [them] swords or spears:
Now there was no
; a primitive particle; not
(the simple or abstract negation); by implication no
; often used with other particles.
; a fabricator
of any material.
A primitive root; properly to come
forth to, that is, appear
; transitively to attain
, that is, find
; figuratively to occur
or be present
Stem - Niphal (See H8833
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 1602
; properly the whole
; hence all
(in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm
; the earth
(at large, or partitively a land
; he will rule
, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal
relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
Patrial from H6429
; a Pelishtite
or inhabitant of Pelesheth.
A primitive root; to say
(used with great latitude).
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 12562
; properly removal
; used only (in the constructive) adverbially as conjugation lest
Patronymic from H5677
; an Eberite
(that is, Hebrew) or descendant of Eber.
A primitive root; to do
, in the broadest sense and widest application.
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
; also a cutting
instrument (from its destructive
effect), as a knife
, or other sharp implement.
The first form is presumed to be the 'constructive' or genitival form of the second form which is short for H0185
(and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or
, also if
; a lance
, like pitching
1 Samuel 13:19-20
_ _ Now there was no smith found throughout ... Israel The country was in the lowest state of depression and degradation. The Philistines, after the great victory over the sons of Eli, had become the virtual masters of the land. Their policy in disarming the natives has been often followed in the East. For repairing any serious damage to their agricultural implements, they had to apply to the neighboring forts.
- there was no:
- It is probable that the Philistines in the former wars had carried away all the smiths from Israel.
Judges 5:8 They chose new gods; then [was] war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?
2 Kings 24:14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, [even] ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
Isaiah 54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
Jeremiah 24:1 The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs [were] set before the temple of the LORD, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.
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