1 Samuel 13:20

But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his plowshare, and his mattock, and his ax, and his sickle.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
All Israel, whom the Philistines had conquered, particularly the neighbouring tribes. (Calmet) They were obliged to go to the places where the enemy kept garrisons, (Menochius) as they did at Gabaa, Bethel Share. Septuagint, Syriac, "scythe "or "sickle for corn "theristerion. (Haydock) The original term, macharesha, may signify all sorts of implements. Spade. Hebrew is supposed to mean, "a coulter. "Septuagint, "instrument "which the prophets often say will be turned into a sword, in times of war, Joel iii. 15., and Micheas iv. 3. Rake. The same generical term is used in Hebrew as was before translated a plough-share. Septuagint have "scythe "drepanon. (Calmet)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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