The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible1 Samuel 14:46
Then Saul went up from following the Philistines…
Returned home to his own city, finding that he could get no answer from
the Lord, whether he should pursue further or not, and losing the time
and opportunity of doing it, by examining into the affair of his son,
and casting lots to find it out:
and the Philistines went to their own place;
their country and cities,
such of them as remained, who were not cut off by their own and the
sword of the Israelites. Josephus F14 says, Saul killed about 60,000
of them. It seems to be the will of God that they should not now be
utterly destroyed, that they might be a rod of correction in his hand,
to chastise the people of Israel hereafter.
F14 Antiqu. l. 6. c. 6. sect. 5.