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1Samuel 14
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Jonathan Defeats the Philistines

14Now it came to pass upon a day, that Jonathan the son of Saul said unto the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over to the Philistines' garrison, that is on the other side. But he told not his father.H3117H3129H1121H7586H559H5288H5375H3627H3212H5674H6430H4673H5676H1975H5046H1 2And Saul tarried in the uttermost part of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree which is in Migron: and the people that were with him were about six hundred men;H7586H3427H7097H1390H7416H4051H5971H8337H3967H376 3And Ahiah, the son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the LORD's priest in Shiloh, wearing an ephod. And the people knew not that Jonathan was gone.H281H1121H285H350H251H1121H6372H1121H5941H3068H3548H7887H5375H646H5971H3045H3129H1980 4And between the passages, by which Jonathan sought to go over unto the Philistines' garrison, there was a sharp rock on the one side, and a sharp rock on the other side: and the name of the one was Bozez, and the name of the other Seneh.H4569H3129H1245H5674H6430H4673H8127H5553H5676H8127H5553H5676H8034H259H949H8034H259H5573 5The forefront of the one was situate northward over against Michmash, and the other southward over against Gibeah.H8127H259H4690H6828H4136H4363H259H5045H4136H1387 6And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few.H3083H559H5288H5375H3627H3212H5674H4673H6189H3068H6213H4622H3068H3467H7227H4592 7And his armourbearer said unto him, Do all that is in thine heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart.H5375H3627H559H6213H3824H5186H3824 8Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass over unto these men, and we will discover ourselves unto them.H559H3083H5674H582H1540 9If they say thus unto us, Tarry until we come to you; then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up unto them.H559H1826H5060H5975H5927 10But if they say thus, Come up unto us; then we will go up: for the LORD hath delivered them into our hand: and this shall be a sign unto us.H559H5927H5927H3068H5414H3027H226 11And both of them discovered themselves unto the garrison of the Philistines: and the Philistines said, Behold, the Hebrews come forth out of the holes where they had hid themselves.H8147H1540H4673H6430H6430H559H5680H3318H2356H2244 12And the men of the garrison answered Jonathan and his armourbearer, and said, Come up to us, and we will shew you a thing. And Jonathan said unto his armourbearer, Come up after me: for the LORD hath delivered them into the hand of Israel.H582H4675H6030H3129H5375H3627H559H5927H3045H1697H3129H559H5375H3627H5927H310H3068H5414H3027H3478 13And Jonathan climbed up upon his hands and upon his feet, and his armourbearer after him: and they fell before Jonathan; and his armourbearer slew after him.H3129H5927H3027H7272H5375H3627H310H5307H6440H3129H5375H3627H4191H310 14And that first slaughter, which Jonathan and his armourbearer made, was about twenty men, within as it were an half acre of land, which a yoke of oxen might plow.H7223H4347H3129H5375H3627H5221H6242H376H2677H4618H7704H6776 15And there was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all the people: the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled, and the earth quaked: so it was a very great trembling.H2731H4264H7704H5971H4673H7843H2729H776H7264H430H2731 16And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked; and, behold, the multitude melted away, and they went on beating down one another.H6822H7586H1390H1144H7200H1995H4127H3212H1986 17Then said Saul unto the people that were with him, Number now, and see who is gone from us. And when they had numbered, behold, Jonathan and his armourbearer were not there.H559H7586H5971H6485H7200H1980H6485H3129H5375H3627 18And Saul said unto Ahiah, Bring hither the ark of God. For the ark of God was at that time with the children of Israel.H7586H559H281H5066H727H430H727H430H3117H1121H3478 19And it came to pass, while Saul talked unto the priest, that the noise that was in the host of the Philistines went on and increased: and Saul said unto the priest, Withdraw thine hand.H7586H1696H3548H1995H4264H6430H3212H1980H7227H7586H559H3548H622H3027 20And Saul and all the people that were with him assembled themselves, and they came to the battle: and, behold, every man's sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture.H7586H5971H2199H935H4421H376H2719H7453H3966H1419H4103 21Moreover the Hebrews that were with the Philistines before that time, which went up with them into the camp from the country round about, even they also turned to be with the Israelites that were with Saul and Jonathan.H5680H6430H865H8032H5927H4264H5439H3478H7586H3129 22Likewise all the men of Israel which had hid themselves in mount Ephraim, when they heard that the Philistines fled, even they also followed hard after them in the battle.H376H3478H2244H2022H669H8085H6430H5127H1692H310H4421 23So the LORD saved Israel that day: and the battle passed over unto Bethaven.H3068H3467H3478H3117H4421H5674H1007

Saul’s Rash Oath

24And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food until evening, that I may be avenged on mine enemies. So none of the people tasted any food.H376H3478H5065H3117H7586H422H5971H559H779H376H398H3899H6153H5358H341H5971H2938H3899 25And all they of the land came to a wood; and there was honey upon the ground.H776H935H3293H1706H6440H7704 26And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath.H5971H935H3293H1706H1982H5381H3027H6310H5971H3372H7621 27But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath: wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened.H3129H8085H1H7650H5971H7650H7971H7097H4294H3027H2881H3295H1706H7725H3027H6310H5869H215 28Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day. And the people were faint.H6030H376H5971H559H1H7650H7650H5971H7650H559H779H376H398H3899H3117H5971H5774 29Then said Jonathan, My father hath troubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted a little of this honey.H559H3129H1H5916H776H7200H5869H215H2938H4592H1706 30How much more, if haply the people had eaten freely to day of the spoil of their enemies which they found? for had there not been now a much greater slaughter among the Philistines?H637H3863H5971H398H398H3117H7998H341H4672H7235H4347H6430 31And they smote the Philistines that day from Michmash to Aijalon: and the people were very faint.H5221H6430H3117H4363H357H5971H3966H5774 32And the people flew upon the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew them on the ground: and the people did eat them with the blood.H5971H5860H6213H7998H3947H6629H1241H1121H7819H776H5971H398H1818 33Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, the people sin against the LORD, in that they eat with the blood. And he said, Ye have transgressed: roll a great stone unto me this day.H5046H7586H559H5971H2398H3068H398H1818H559H898H1556H1419H68H3117 34And Saul said, Disperse yourselves among the people, and say unto them, Bring me hither every man his ox, and every man his sheep, and slay them here, and eat; and sin not against the LORD in eating with the blood. And all the people brought every man his ox with him that night, and slew them there.H7586H559H6327H5971H559H5066H376H7794H376H7716H7819H398H2398H3068H398H1818H5971H5066H376H7794H3027H3915H7819 35And Saul built an altar unto the LORD: the same was the first altar that he built unto the LORD.H7586H1129H4196H3068H2490H4196H1129H3068 36And Saul said, Let us go down after the Philistines by night, and spoil them until the morning light, and let us not leave a man of them. And they said, Do whatsoever seemeth good unto thee. Then said the priest, Let us draw near hither unto God.H7586H559H3381H310H6430H3915H962H1242H216H7604H376H559H6213H5869H2896H559H3548H7126H1988H430 37And Saul asked counsel of God, Shall I go down after the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into the hand of Israel? But he answered him not that day.H7586H7592H430H3381H310H6430H5414H3027H3478H6030H3117 38And Saul said, Draw ye near hither, all the chief of the people: and know and see wherein this sin hath been this day.H7586H559H5066H1988H6438H5971H3045H7200H4100H2403H3117 39For, as the LORD liveth, which saveth Israel, though it be in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die. But there was not a man among all the people that answered him.H3068H2416H3467H3478H3426H3129H1121H4191H4191H5971H6030 40Then said he unto all Israel, Be ye on one side, and I and Jonathan my son will be on the other side. And the people said unto Saul, Do what seemeth good unto thee.H559H3478H259H5676H3129H1121H259H5676H5971H559H7586H6213H5869H2896 41Therefore Saul said unto the LORD God of Israel, Give a perfect lot. And Saul and Jonathan were taken: but the people escaped.H7586H559H3068H430H3478H3051H8549H7586H3129H3920H5971H3318 42And Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.H7586H559H5307H3129H1121H3129H3920 43Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me what thou hast done. And Jonathan told him, and said, I did but taste a little honey with the end of the rod that was in mine hand, and, lo, I must die.H7586H559H3129H5046H6213H3129H5046H559H2938H2938H4592H1706H7097H4294H3027H2009H4191 44And Saul answered, God do so and more also: for thou shalt surely die, Jonathan.H7586H559H430H6213H3254H4191H4191H3129 45And the people said unto Saul, Shall Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel? God forbid: as the LORD liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground; for he hath wrought with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not.H5971H559H7586H3129H4191H6213H1419H3444H3478H2486H3068H2416H8185H7218H5307H776H6213H430H3117H5971H6299H3129H4191 46Then Saul went up from following the Philistines: and the Philistines went to their own place.H7586H5927H310H6430H6430H1980H4725

Saul’s Continuing Wars

47So Saul took the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, and against the children of Ammon, and against Edom, and against the kings of Zobah, and against the Philistines: and whithersoever he turned himself, he vexed them.H7586H3920H4410H3478H3898H341H5439H4124H1121H5983H123H4428H6678H6430H6437H7561 48And he gathered an host, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of them that spoiled them.H6213H2428H5221H6002H5337H3478H3027H8154 49Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, and Ishui, and Melchishua: and the names of his two daughters were these; the name of the firstborn Merab, and the name of the younger Michal:H1121H7586H3129H3440H4444H8034H8147H1323H8034H1067H4764H8034H6996H4324 50And the name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam, the daughter of Ahimaaz: and the name of the captain of his host was Abner, the son of Ner, Saul's uncle.H8034H7586H802H293H1323H290H8034H8269H6635H74H1121H5369H7586H1730 51And Kish was the father of Saul; and Ner the father of Abner was the son of Abiel.H7027H1H7586H5369H1H74H1121H22 52And there was sore war against the Philistines all the days of Saul: and when Saul saw any strong man, or any valiant man, he took him unto him.H2389H4421H6430H3117H7586H7586H7200H1368H376H2428H1121H622


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