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 1 Samuel 13:1 - 15
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 13
13:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Saul was [thirty] F35 years old when he became king, and he reigned over Israel [forty-] F36 two years.
 
13:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Saul F37 chose three thousand men from Israel; two thousand were with him at Micmash and in the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan at Gibeah in Benjamin. The rest of the men he sent back to their homes.
 
13:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jonathan attacked the Philistine outpost at Geba, and the Philistines heard about it. Then Saul had the trumpet blown throughout the land and said, "Let the Hebrews hear!"
 
13:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So all Israel heard the news: "Saul has attacked the Philistine outpost, and now Israel has become a stench to the Philistines." And the people were summoned to join Saul at Gilgal.
 
13:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Philistines assembled to fight Israel, with three thousand F38 chariots, six thousand charioteers, and soldiers as numerous as the sand on the seashore. They went up and camped at Micmash, east of Beth Aven.
 
13:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the men of Israel saw that their situation was critical and that their army was hard pressed, they hid in caves and thickets, among the rocks, and in pits and cisterns.
 
13:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Some Hebrews even crossed the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. Saul remained at Gilgal, and all the troops with him were quaking with fear.
 
13:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He waited seven days, the time set by Samuel; but Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and Saul's men began to scatter.
 
13:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So he said, "Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings. F39 " And Saul offered up the burnt offering.
 
13:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to greet him.
 
13:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"What have you done?" asked Samuel. Saul replied, "When I saw that the men were scattering, and that you did not come at the set time, and that the Philistines were assembling at Micmash,
 
13:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I thought, 'Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the LORD's favor.' So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering."
 
13:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"You acted foolishly," Samuel said. "You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.
 
13:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him leader of his people, because you have not kept the LORD's command."
 
13:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Samuel left Gilgal F40 and went up to Gibeah in Benjamin, and Saul counted the men who were with him. They numbered about six hundred.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F35 A few late manuscripts of the Septuagint; Hebrew does not have thirty.
F36 See the round number in Acts 13:21; Hebrew does not have forty-.
F37 [1,2] Or and when he had reigned over Israel two years, [2] he
F38 Some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac; Hebrew thirty thousand
F39 Traditionally peace offerings
F40 Hebrew; Septuagint Gilgal and went his way; the rest of the people went after Saul to meet the army, and they went out of Gilgal

 
 

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