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 1 Samuel 13:23 - 14:23
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 13
13:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now a detachment of Philistines had gone out to the pass at Micmash.
 
   Chapter 14
14:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
One day Jonathan son of Saul said to the young man bearing his armor, "Come, let's go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side." But he did not tell his father.
 
14:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Saul was staying on the outskirts of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree in Migron. With him were about six hundred men,
 
14:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
among whom was Ahijah, who was wearing an ephod. He was a son of Ichabod's brother Ahitub son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the LORD's priest in Shiloh. No one was aware that Jonathan had left.
 
14:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On each side of the pass that Jonathan intended to cross to reach the Philistine outpost was a cliff; one was called Bozez, and the other Seneh.
 
14:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
One cliff stood to the north toward Micmash, the other to the south toward Geba.
 
14:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, "Come, let's go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the LORD will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few."
 
14:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Do all that you have in mind," his armor-bearer said. "Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul."
 
14:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jonathan said, "Come, then; we will cross over toward the men and let them see us.
 
14:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If they say to us, 'Wait there until we come to you,' we will stay where we are and not go up to them.
 
14:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But if they say, 'Come up to us,' we will climb up, because that will be our sign that the LORD has given them into our hands."
 
14:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So both of them showed themselves to the Philistine outpost. "Look!" said the Philistines. "The Hebrews are crawling out of the holes they were hiding in."
 
14:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The men of the outpost shouted to Jonathan and his armor-bearer, "Come up to us and we'll teach you a lesson." So Jonathan said to his armor-bearer, "Climb up after me; the LORD has given them into the hand of Israel."
 
14:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jonathan climbed up, using his hands and feet, with his armor-bearer right behind him. The Philistines fell before Jonathan, and his armor-bearer followed and killed behind him.
 
14:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In that first attack Jonathan and his armor-bearer killed some twenty men in an area of about half an acre. F45
 
14:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then panic struck the whole army - those in the camp and field, and those in the outposts and raiding parties - and the ground shook. It was a panic sent by God. F46
 
14:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Saul's lookouts at Gibeah in Benjamin saw the army melting away in all directions.
 
14:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Saul said to the men who were with him, "Muster the forces and see who has left us." When they did, it was Jonathan and his armor-bearer who were not there.
 
14:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Saul said to Ahijah, "Bring the ark of God." (At that time it was with the Israelites.) F47
 
14:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
While Saul was talking to the priest, the tumult in the Philistine camp increased more and more. So Saul said to the priest, "Withdraw your hand."
 
14:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Saul and all his men assembled and went to the battle. They found the Philistines in total confusion, striking each other with their swords.
 
14:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Those Hebrews who had previously been with the Philistines and had gone up with them to their camp went over to the Israelites who were with Saul and Jonathan.
 
14:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When all the Israelites who had hidden in the hill country of Ephraim heard that the Philistines were on the run, they joined the battle in hot pursuit.
 
14:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the LORD rescued Israel that day, and the battle moved on beyond Beth Aven.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F45 Hebrew half a yoke; a "yoke" was the land plowed by a yoke of oxen in one day.
F46 Or a terrible panic
F47 Hebrew; Septuagint "Bring the ephod." (At that time he wore the ephod before the Israelites.)

 
 

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