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1Samuel 14
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Jonathan’s Victory

14ONE DAY Jonathan son of Saul said to his armor-bearer, Come, let us go over to the Philistine garrison on the other side. But he did not tell his father.H3117H3129H1121H7586H559H5288H5375H3627H3212H5674H6430H4673H5676H1975H5046H1 2Saul was remaining in the outskirts of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree in Migron; and with him were about 600 men,H7586H3427H7097H1390H7416H4051H5971H8337H3967H376 3And Ahijah son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the Lord's priest in Shiloh, was wearing the ephod. And the people did not know that Jonathan was gone.H281H1121H285H350H251H1121H6372H1121H5941H3068H3548H7887H5375H646H5971H3045H3129H1980 4Between the passes by which Jonathan sought to go over to the Philistine garrison there was a rocky crag on the one side and a rocky crag on the other side; one was named Bozez, and the other Seneh.H4569H3129H1245H5674H6430H4673H8127H5553H5676H8127H5553H5676H8034H259H949H8034H259H5573 5The one crag rose on the north in front of Michmash, and the other on the south in front of Geba.H8127H259H4690H6828H4136H4363H259H5045H4136H1387 6And Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For there is nothing to prevent the Lord from saving by many or by few.H3083H559H5288H5375H3627H3212H5674H4673H6189H3068H6213H4622H3068H3467H7227H4592 7And his armor-bearer said to him, Do all that is in your mind; I am with you in whatever you think [best].H5375H3627H559H6213H3824H5186H3824 8Jonathan said, We will pass over to these men and we will let them see us.H559H3083H5674H582H1540 9If they say to us, Wait until we come to you, then we will stand still in our place and will not go up to them.H559H1826H5060H5975H5927 10But if they say, Come up to us, we will go up, for the Lord has delivered them into our hand, and this will be our sign.H559H5927H5927H3068H5414H3027H226 11So both of them let the Philistine garrison see them. And the Philistines said, Behold, the Hebrews are coming out of the holes where they have hidden themselves.H8147H1540H4673H6430H6430H559H5680H3318H2356H2244 12The garrison men said to Jonathan and his armor-bearer, Come up to us and we will show you a thing. Jonathan said to his armor-bearer, Come up after me, for the Lord has given them into Israel's hand.H582H4675H6030H3129H5375H3627H559H5927H3045H1697H3129H559H5375H3627H5927H310H3068H5414H3027H3478 13Then Jonathan climbed up on his hands and feet, his armor-bearer after him; and the enemy fell before Jonathan, and his armor-bearer killed them after him.H3129H5927H3027H7272H5375H3627H310H5307H6440H3129H5375H3627H4191H310 14And that first slaughter which Jonathan and his armor-bearer made was about twenty men within about a half acre of land [which a yoke of oxen might plow].H7223H4347H3129H5375H3627H5221H6242H376H2677H4618H7704H6776 15And there was trembling {and} panic in the [Philistine] camp, in the field, and among all the men; the garrison, and even the raiders trembled; the earth quaked, and it became a terror from God.H2731H4264H7704H5971H4673H7843H2729H776H7264H430H2731 16Saul's watchmen in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, and behold, the multitude melted away and went hither and thither.H6822H7586H1390H1144H7200H1995H4127H3212H1986 17Then Saul said to the men with him, Number and see who is gone from us. When they numbered, behold, Jonathan and his armor-bearer were missing.H559H7586H5971H6485H7200H1980H6485H3129H5375H3627 18Saul said to Ahijah, Bring here the ark of God--for at that time the ark of God was with the children of Israel.H7586H559H281H5066H727H430H727H430H3117H1121H3478 19While Saul talked to the priest, the tumult in the Philistine camp kept increasing. Then Saul said to the priest, Withdraw your hand.H7586H1696H3548H1995H4264H6430H3212H1980H7227H7586H559H3548H622H3027 20Then Saul and all the people with him rallied and went into the battle, and behold, every [Philistine's] sword was against his fellow in wild confusion.H7586H5971H2199H935H4421H376H2719H7453H3966H1419H4103 21Moreover, the Hebrews who were with the Philistines before that time, who went up with them into the camp from the country round about, even they also turned to be with the Israelites who were with Saul and Jonathan.H5680H6430H865H8032H5927H4264H5439H3478H7586H3129 22Likewise, all the men of Israel who had hid themselves in the hill country of Ephraim, when they heard that the Philistines fled, they also went after them in hot pursuit in the battle.H376H3478H2244H2022H669H8085H6430H5127H1692H310H4421 23So the Lord delivered Israel that day, and the battle passed beyond Beth-aven.H3068H3467H3478H3117H4421H5674H1007

Saul’s Foolish Order

24But the men of Israel were distressed that day, for Saul had caused them to take an oath, saying, Cursed be the man who eats any food before evening and until I have taken vengeance on my enemies. So none of the men tasted any food.H376H3478H5065H3117H7586H422H5971H559H779H376H398H3899H6153H5358H341H5971H2938H3899 25And all the people of the land came to a wood, and there was honey on the ground.H776H935H3293H1706H6440H7704 26When the men entered the wood, behold, the honey was dripping, but no man tasted it, for the men feared the oath.H5971H935H3293H1706H1982H5381H3027H6310H5971H3372H7621 27But Jonathan had not heard when his father charged the people with the oath. So he dipped the end of the rod in his hand into a honeycomb and put it to his mouth, and his [weary] eyes brightened.H3129H8085H1H7650H5971H7650H7971H7097H4294H3027H2881H3295H1706H7725H3027H6310H5869H215 28Then one of the men told him, Your father strictly charged the men with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man who eats any food today. And the people were exhausted {and} faint.H6030H376H5971H559H1H7650H7650H5971H7650H559H779H376H398H3899H3117H5971H5774 29Then Jonathan said, My father has troubled the land. See how my eyes have brightened because I tasted a little of this honey.H559H3129H1H5916H776H7200H5869H215H2938H4592H1706 30How much better if the men had eaten freely today of the spoil of their enemies which they found! For now the slaughter of the Philistines has not been great.H637H3863H5971H398H398H3117H7998H341H4672H7235H4347H6430 31They smote the Philistines that day from Michmash to Aijalon. And the people were very faint.H5221H6430H3117H4363H357H5971H3966H5774 32[When night came and the oath expired] the men flew upon the spoil. They took sheep, oxen, and calves, slew them on the ground, and ate them [raw] with the blood.H5971H5860H6213H7998H3947H6629H1241H1121H7819H776H5971H398H1818 33Then Saul was told, Behold, the men are sinning against the Lord by eating with the blood. And he said, You have transgressed; roll a great stone to me here.H5046H7586H559H5971H2398H3068H398H1818H559H898H1556H1419H68H3117 34Saul said, Disperse yourselves among the people and tell them, Bring me every man his ox or his sheep, and butcher them here and eat; and sin not against the Lord by eating the blood. So all the men brought each one his ox that night and butchered it there.H7586H559H6327H5971H559H5066H376H7794H376H7716H7819H398H2398H3068H398H1818H5971H5066H376H7794H3027H3915H7819 35And Saul built an altar to the Lord; it was the first altar he built to the Lord.H7586H1129H4196H3068H2490H4196H1129H3068 36Then Saul said, Let us go down after the Philistines by night and seize and plunder them until daylight, and let us not leave a man of them. They said, Do whatever seems good to you. Then the priest said, Let us draw near here to God.H7586H559H3381H310H6430H3915H962H1242H216H7604H376H559H6213H5869H2896H559H3548H7126H1988H430 37And Saul asked counsel of God, Shall I go down after the Philistines? Will You deliver them into the hand of Israel? But He did not answer him that day.H7586H7592H430H3381H310H6430H5414H3027H3478H6030H3117 38Then Saul said, Draw near, all the chiefs of the people, and let us see how this sin [causing God's silence] arose today.H7586H559H5066H1988H6438H5971H3045H7200H4100H2403H3117 39For as the Lord lives, Who delivers Israel, though it be in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die. But not a man among all the people answered him.H3068H2416H3467H3478H3426H3129H1121H4191H4191H5971H6030 40Then he said to all Israel, You be on one side; and I and Jonathan my son will be on the other side. The people said to Saul, Do what seems good to you.H559H3478H259H5676H3129H1121H259H5676H5971H559H7586H6213H5869H2896 41Therefore Saul said to the Lord, the God of Israel, Give a perfect lot {and} show the right. And Saul and Jonathan were taken [by lot], but the other men went free.H7586H559H3068H430H3478H3051H8549H7586H3129H3920H5971H3318 42Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.H7586H559H5307H3129H1121H3129H3920 43Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me what you have done. And Jonathan said, I tasted a little honey with the end of the rod that was in my hand. And behold, I must die.H7586H559H3129H5046H6213H3129H5046H559H2938H2938H4592H1706H7097H4294H3027H2009H4191 44Saul answered, May God do so, and more also, for you shall surely die, Jonathan.H7586H559H430H6213H3254H4191H4191H3129 45But the people said to Saul, Shall Jonathan, who has wrought this great deliverance to Israel, die? God forbid! As the Lord lives, there shall not one hair of his head perish, for he has wrought this great deliverance with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan, and he did not die.H5971H559H7586H3129H4191H6213H1419H3444H3478H2486H3068H2416H8185H7218H5307H776H6213H430H3117H5971H6299H3129H4191 46Then Saul ceased pursuing the Philistines, and they went to their own place.H7586H5927H310H6430H6430H1980H4725

Constant Warfare

47When Saul took over the kingdom of Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side: Moab, the Ammonites, Edom, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he made it worse for them.H7586H3920H4410H3478H3898H341H5439H4124H1121H5983H123H4428H6678H6430H6437H7561 48He did valiantly and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of those who plundered them.H6213H2428H5221H6002H5337H3478H3027H8154 49Now Saul's sons were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malchi-shua; and the names of his two daughters were, of the firstborn, Merab; and of the younger, Michal.H1121H7586H3129H3440H4444H8034H8147H1323H8034H1067H4764H8034H6996H4324 50The name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam daughter of Ahimaaz. The commander of his army was Abner son of Ner, Saul's uncle.H8034H7586H802H293H1323H290H8034H8269H6635H74H1121H5369H7586H1730 51Kish the father of Saul and Ner the father of Abner were sons of Abiel.H7027H1H7586H5369H1H74H1121H22 52There was severe war against the Philistines all the days of Saul, and whenever Saul saw any mighty or [outstandingly] courageous man, he attached him to himself.H2389H4421H6430H3117H7586H7586H7200H1368H376H2428H1121H622


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