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Jrael repenteth.

I. Samuel. The Israelites defire king,
way of Beth-Themesh, and went along the high-peh, and I will pray for you unto the LORD.
way, lowing as they went, and turned not atide 6 And they gathered together to Mizpehsand
to the right hand, or to the left: and the lords drew water, and poured it out before the LORD,
of the Philistines went after them unto the bor- and fasted on that day, and said there , We have
der of Beth-Themesh.

finned against the LORD.And Samuel judged the
13 And they of Beth-Themesh were reaping children of Israel in Mizpeh.
their wheat harvest in the valley : and they lift. 7 And when the Philistines heard that the chil-
ed up their eyes , and saw the ark, and rejoyced dren of Israel were gathered together to Mizpeh,
to see it.

the lords of the Philistines went up againft If-
14 And the cart came into the field of Joshua rael: and when the children of Israel heard it,
a Beth-themitesand stood there, where there doas they were afraid of the Philistines.
a great stone: and they clave the wood of the 8 And the children of Israel said to Samuel,
cart, and offered the kine, a burnt-offering untol + Cease not to cry unto the LORD our God for +
the LORD.

us , that he will save us out of the hand of the sot Glent 15 And the Levites took down the ark of the Philistines.

frem os LORD, and the coffer that was with it, wherein

2 And Samuel took a fucking lamb, and let cry the jewels of gold voere, and put tbem on the offered it for a burnt-offering wholly unto the great stone:and the men of Beth-shemesh ofered LORD: and Samuel cried unto the LORD for IFburnt-offerings, and sacrificed facrifices the rael, and the LORD I heard him.

0 Or, fame day unto the LORD.

go. And as Samuel was offering up the burne-paíwered. 16 And when the five lords of the Philistines offering, the Philistines drew near to battel, ahad seen it, they returned to Ekron the same gainst slrael : but the LORD thundred with a day.

great + thunder on that day upon the Phili- Hel.
17 And these are the golden emerods which the Kines, and discomfited them, and they were voice.
Philistines returned for a trespass-offering unto Imitten before Israel:
the LORD: for Ashdod one, for Gaza one , for Ir And the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh,
Askelun one, for Gath one, for Ekron one. and pursued the Philistines, and smute them, un-

18 And the golden mice according to the num- til tbey came under Beth-car.
ber of all the cities of the Philistines, belonging 12 Then Samuel took a stone', and set it bes

to the five lords: both of fenced cities, and of tween Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name Or zrcat countrey villages, even unto the great stone of thereof | Eben-ezer, saying, Hitherto hath

the That är done Abel, whereon they set down the ark of the LORD helped us.

the Rone

of her LORD, wbicb stone remaineth unto this day in the 13 So the Philistines were subdued,

and they field of Jorhia the Beth-Themite.

came no more into the coast of Israel: and the 19 | And he smote the men of Beth-shemesh, hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all becaule they had looked into the ark of the the days of Samuel. LORD, even he fmote of the people fifty thou 14 And the cities which the Philistincs had sand and threescore and ten men: and the peu- taken from Ifrael, t were restored to Israel,from t Hebosco ple lamented, because the LORD had smitten Ekron even unto Gath, and the coasts thereof cred. many of the people with a great slaughter. did Israel deliver out of the hand of the Phili20 And the men of Beth-themesh Taid,

Who is stines : and there was peace between Israel and Heb. the able to stand before + this holy LORD God ? and the Amorite. bely God. to whom shall he go up from us?

15 And Samuel judged Israel all the days of 31 And they sent messengers to the inhabit- his life. ants of Kirjath-jearim, saying, The Philistines 16 And he went from year to year in cir- + Hob. have brought again the ark of the LORD, come cuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh , and and his ye down, and fetch it up to you. judged Israel in all those places.

kircuitede CHAP. VII.

17. And his return was to Ramah: for there
I They of Kirjath-jearim bring the ark into the pas his house; and there he judged Israel, and

bouse of Abinadabsand Saniti fie Eleazar bis Son to there he built an altar unto the LORD.
keep it. 2 After twenty years , 3 tbe Ifraelites

by Samuels means solemnly repent at Mirpeb. I By occasion of the ill government of Samuels
9 Wbile Samuel po tb and Sacrificetbotbe Lord Soristbe Ifraelites ask a king. 6 Samuel praying
discomfiteth the Philistines by tbünder at Ebens in grief, is comforted by God. 10 He telleth the
ezer. 13 Tbe Philistines are subdued. 15 Samuel manner of a king. 19. God pillet. Samuel to
peaceably and religiously judgetb

Ifrael. yield unto tbe importanity of the people.
A Ferche up the arkupehe Marin, anal brughe Alhat he made his tons judges over Trael.
it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and 2 Now the name of his first-born was Joel,
fanctified Eleazar his son, to keep the ark of the and the name of his second, Abiah: tbey were

judges in Beer-Theba.
2. And it came to pass while the ark abode in 3° And his fons walked not in his ways, but
Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long: for it turned afide after lucre , and * took bribes, and * Dext.
was twenty years ; and all the house of Israel le- perverted judgement.
mented after the LORD.

4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered them3 9 And Samuel spake unto

all the house of if-| felves together, & came tu Samuel unto Ramah: rael, Taying, If ye do retorn unto the LORD with 5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old,

all your heart, tben * put away the strange gods, and thy fons walk not in thy ways : now * make JOR 34.14,23.

and * Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare us a king to judge us, like all the nations. Judg. your hearts unto the LORD, and * serve him 6 9 But the thing ť displealed Samuel, when A&. 13.20 2. 13. onely ; and he will

deliver you ont of the hand they said, Give us a king to judge us : and Sa- 1 Hebis *Dew.6.13 of the Philistines.

muel prayed unto the LORD. 4 Then the children of Israel did put away Luk. 4.8.

7 And the LORD laid unto Samuel, Hearken * Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD unto the voice of the people in all that they say Samuel. onely.

unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but 5 And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Miz- they have reje Sted me, that I should not reign


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Chap. ix.

Saul cometh to Sanuel, 8 According to at the works which they have j Zuph, Saul said to his fervant that was with him, done,fince the day that I brought them up out of come, and let us return, least my father leave Egypt, even unto this day, wherewith they have caring for the alies, and take thought for us. forlaken me, and served other gods : fo do they 6 And he said unto him, Behold now, there is also unto thee.

in this city a man of God, and he is an honora9 Now therefore I hearken unto their voice : ble man: all that he faith, cometh furely to obey howbeit, yet protest folemnly unto them, and pass : now let us go thither : peradventure he OT,

Thew them the manner of the king that shall can shew us our way that we should go. notwith Nanding, reign over them.

7 Then laid Saul to his servant,

But behold

if when thou 10 And Samuel told all the words of the we go,what thall we bring the man for the bread 50 %

LORD unto the people that asked of him a king,+ is spent in our velle!s,and tbere is not a present 1 Heb. lepaly 11 And he said, This

will be * the manner

of to bring to the man of God: what t have we ? protested agaiaft the king that shall reign over you : he will 8 And the servant answered Saul again, and

out of & Co

+ Heb. them, then take your fons, and appoint them for himself, faid, Behold, t I have here at hand the fourth is with thou shalt for his chariots, and to be his horlmen, and some part of a shekel of filver, that will I give to the us: Let &cThali run before his chariots.

man of God to tell us our way,

Heb. See chap 8.13. and 12 And he will appoint him captains over 9 (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to found in

there is 27.11. thousands, and captains over fifties, and poill set enquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and

let us my hand Plal.

them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvelt, go to the feer: for be that is now called a pro119.132

and to make his instruments of war, and inftru- phet, was beforerime called a feer)
ments of his chariots.

10 Then said Saul to his servant, + Well said, + Heb. !} And he will take your daughters to be con- come let us go: so they went unto

the city,where thy word fectionaries , and to be cooks, and to be bakers. the man of God was.

is good 14 And he will take your fields, and your 11 And as they went up t the hill to the city, in the vineyards, and your olive-yards , even the best they found young maidens going out to draw afcent of of tbem, and give them to his servants. water, and said unto them, Is the feer here? the city

15 And he will take the tenth of your feed, 12 And they answered them, and said, He is : + Heb. and of your

vineyards, and give to his t officers, behold, be is before you, make haste now : for he thought and to his fervants.

came to day to the city, for there is a y facritice u Or, 16 And he will take your men-feryants, and of the people

to day in the high place.
your maid servants, and your goodliest young 13 Anoun as ye be come into the city, ye shall
men, and your alles , and put them to his work. straightway find him, before he go up to the

17 He will take the tenth of your sheep, and high place to eat: for the people will not eat
ye shall be his servants.

until he come, because he doth bless the facri. 18 And ye shall cry out in that day, because fice, and afterwards they eat that be bidden. Now of your king, which ye shall have chosen you s therefore get ye up, for about # this time ye + heb. and the LORD will not hear you in that day. shall find him.

today 19 | Nevertheless, the people refused to obey 14 And they went up into the city : and the voice of Samuel ; and they laid, Nay, but when they were come into the city, behold, Sathere shall be a king over us :

muel came out against them, for to go up to the 20 That we also may be like all the nations, high place. and that our king may judge us, and go out be 15 * Now the LORD had + told Samuel in * Chap. fore us, and fight our battels.

his ear, a day before Sau! came, saying,

IS.. 31 And Samuel heard all the words of the 16 To morrow about this time I will send thee

A&. 13.10 people, and he rehearted them in the ears of the a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou uncovered LORD.

Thalt anoint him to be captain over my people the car of 22 And the LORD said to Samuel,Hearken un-Ifrael, that he may save my people out of the Samaci. to their voice, and make them a king. And Sa- hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon muel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye every | my people, because their cry is come unto me. man unto his city,

17 And when Samuel faw Saul, the LORD said CHAP. IX.

untu him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee 1 Saul despairing to find bis fatbers afsess 6 by tbe of: this same shall + reign over

my people.

It Heb. counsel of bis servant, 11 and direction of young 18 Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate,

restrais maidensits according to gods revelation 18 com and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the leers

in, kce etb to Samuel, 19 Samuel entertainet. Saul at house is. the feaft. 25 Samuel, after secret communication, 19. And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am bringeth Saul on bis may...

the leer : go up before me unto the high place, name was * Kish, the son of Abiel, the son I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that is in 14:51 1 Chron of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of A- | thine heart.

phiah, a q Benjamite, a mighty man of Il power. 20 And as for thine alles that were loft three + Heb. ll 01, the 2 And he had a fun, whose name was Saul, t a days ago, fet not thy mind on them, for they are today, to choice young man, and a goodly: and tbere was found and ton whom is all the desire of Tirael? in eee daye

Gr. Jenidi not among the children of Israel a goodlier per- is it not on thee, and on all thy fathers

houle ? U OT, fon then he ; from his shoulders and upward be 21 And Saul answered and said, Am not I a the del fulítance was higher then any of the people.

Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? sable + Heb. choice and

3 And the affes of Kish, Sauls father,were loft: and my family the leaft of all the families of the bings. toodly.

and Kifh said to Saul his fon , Take now one of tribe of Benjamin ? wherefore then speaker Gr. a man the servants with thee, & arise, go leek the alles. thout fo to me? proper and 4 And he passed through mount Ephraim, 22 And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and according goodly.

and palled through the land of Shalisha, but they brought them into the parlor, and made them fit to this found them not ! then they passed through the in the chiefest place among them that were bid- work.

land of Shalia, and there they were not : and heden, which were about thirty persons. Heb. of passed through the land tof the Benjamites, but 23. And Samuel said unto the cook, Bring the jajaj, they found them not.

portion which I gave thes, of which I laid unto 5 And when they were come to the land of libee, Set it by thee.


1 Heb.

Samuel anointeth Saul.

1. Samuel.

Saul choferi king 24 And the cook took up the shoulder, and to another, What is this tbat is come unto the that which was upon it, and let it before Saul : son of Kish? * is Saul alto among the prophets ? Chase

and Samuel faid', Behoid, that which is i left, 12 And one of the same place anlweredsand : Kofcrved. set it before thee, and eat : for unto this time faid.But whois their father?Therefore it became from

hath it been kept for thee, since I said, I have a proverb, Is Saul alto among the prophets? thepce
Invited the people: fo Saul did eat with Samuel 13 And when he had made an end of prophes
that day,

fying, he came to the high place.
25 | And when they were come down from 14 | And Sauls uncle laid unto him, and to
the high place into the city, Samuel communed his fervant, Whither went ye? and he said, To
with Saul upon the cop of the house.

seek the alles : and when we faw that tbey were
26 And they arose early: and it canie to pass no where we came to Samuel.
about the spring of the day, that Samuel called 15 And Sauls uncle said. Tell me, I pray thee,
Saul to the top of the houte, saying, Up that I what Samuel laid unto you.
may send thee away: and Saul aroic, and they 16 And Saul said unto hisancle, He told us
went out both of them, he and Samuel, abroad. plainly that the alles were found. But of the

27 And as they were going down to the end matter of the kingdom, whereut Samuel fpake,
of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant he told him not.

pass on before us, (and he palled on) but stand 17 G And Samuel called the people together 1 Heb.

thou still ta while, that I may shew thee the unto the LORD to Mizpeh, to day. word of God.

18 And laid unto the children of Israel, Thus CHAP. X.

faith the LORD God of Ifrael, I brought up Samuel anointetb Saul. 2 He confirmetb bim Ifrael out of Egypt, and delivered you out of by prediction of three figns. 9 Sauls beart is the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand changed, and be prophesieth : 14 He concealth of all kingdoms, and of them that oppreffed you. tbe matter of the kingdom from bis uncle. 19 And ye have this day rejected your God, 17 Saul is chosen

at Milpeb

by lot. 26 Tbe dif- who himself saved you out of all your adverfi-
ferent aftections of his subjects,

ties, and your tribulations : and ye have laid un-
it upon his head, and kissed him, and faids fore present your felves before the LORD by
Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee your tribes, and by your thousands.
to be captain over his inheritance?

20 And when Samuel had caused all the tribes
2 When thou art departed from me to day, i of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin
Gen. then thou shalt find two men by * Rachels fe- was taken.
35.20 pulchre, in the border of Benjamin, at Zelzah: 21 When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin

and they will say unto thee, The asses which to come near by their families, the family of

thou wenteft to seek are found : and lo, thy fa- Matri was taken, and Saul the fon of Kith was +Het's the ther hath left t the care of the alles, and for-| taken : and when they fought him, he could not bulness.roweth for you , saying, Whai shall I do for my be found. fon?

22 Therefore they enquired of the LORD furs
3 Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, ther, if the man should yet come thither : and
and thou shalt

come to the plain of Tabor, and the LORD answered, Behold, he hath hid hin felf
there shall meet thee three men going up to among the fuft.
God to Beth-elsone carrying three kids, and ans 23 And they ran and ferched him thence, and
ther carrying three loaves of bread, and ano- when he food among the people, he was higher
other carrying a bottle of wine.

then any of the people, from his shoulders and t Heb.

4 And they will t lalute thee, and give thee upward. mktbee two loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of 24 And Samuel said to all the people, See ye of peace their hand.

him whoni the LORD hath chofen , that there is 5. After that thou shalt come to the hill of none like him among all the people ? and all the God, where is the garifun of the Philistines: and people shouted, and laid, † God save the king.

+ Heb.
it shall come to pals when thou art come thither 25 Then Samuel told the people the manner king line.
to the city, that thou ihalt meet a company of ofthe kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid
prophets coming down from the high place, it up before the LORD, and Samuel lent all the
with a pfalterys and a tabret, and a pipe, and a people away every man to his house.
harp before them, and they shall prophesie. 20 | And Saul also went home to Gibeah and

6 And the spirit of the LORD will come upon there went with him a band of men, whose
thee, and thou shalt prophefie with them, and hearts God had touched.

0 Or, Thalt be turned into another man.

27 But the children of Belial said, Howshall this he was a 7. And † let it be when these signs are come man save us ? anu they despised him and brought budetech it Mall unto thee, t that thou do as occation thall serve him no prelents : but || he held his peace,

deaf thee, for God is with thee.

C H A P. XI.
so there 8 And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal. Nabash offeretb tbem of 7abeshegilead a reproachs
Egns, &c. and behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer ful condition. 4. They ferid meflengersiand are de
* Heb. do burnt-uffrings, & to facrifice lacrifices of peace livered by Saul. 12 Saul thereby is confirmed,
for the offerings : * Teven days shalt thou tarry, till I and his kingdom yenewed.
felidad. T

9 (And it was so, that when he had turned his encamped against Jabesh-gilead : and all
back to go from Samuel, Godtgave him another the men of Jabes laid unto Nahah, Make a co-

heart: and all thole tigns came to pass that day. venant with us, and we will serve thee.

10 And when they came thither to the hill, 2 And Nahash the Aminonite answered them, See Exod. behold ; a company of prophets met him,and On this condition will I + make a covenant with the fpirit of God came upon him, and he pro- | you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, 15-18. phefíed among them.

and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel. 1 Web.

11 And it came to pass, when all that knew 3. And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, 34:18. a man to him beforetime, law, that behold, he prophesied | + Give us feven days respite, that we may send Forbes his acigbe among the prophets, shen the people laid tone meflengers unto all the coasts of Ifrael and then

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Chap. xij.

His cxhortation. if there be no man to save us, we will come out ness against you, and his anointed is witness

this day, that ye have not found ought in my
4 Then came the messengers to Gibeah of hand : and they answered, He is witness.
Saul, and told the tidings in the cars of the peus 6 [ And Sannuel faid unto

the people, It is the
ple: and all the people lift up their voices, and LORD that A advanced Moses and Aaron, and !! OT:

that brought your fachers up out of the land of wadeo 5 And behold, Saul came after the herd out of Egypt. the fields and Saul faid , What aileth the people 7 Now therefore stand still, that I may reathas they weep? and they told him the tidings fon with you before the LORD, of all the

+ Heb. of the men of Jabesh.

righteous acts of the LORD, which he did rightccmt6 And the spirit of God came upon Saul when to you and to your fathers.

delle is or ke heard those tidings, and his anger was kinds 8 *When Jacob was come into Egypt, and beneatsled greatly.

your fathers cried unto the LORD, then the • Hibe 7 And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them LORD * lent Moses and Aaron, which brought leas in pieces and sent tbem throughout all the coafts furth your fathers out of Egypt, and made them. 46.5,6. of Israel by the hand of mellengers, faying, dwell in this place.

* Exed Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul; and af 9 And when they forgat the LORD their God, 4.16. ter Samuel, fo fhall it be done unto his oxen : *he fold them into the hand of Silera, captain * Judge

and the fear of the LORD fell on the people, and of the holt of Hazor, and into the hand of the 4.20 Heb. as they came out + with one content.

Philistines, and into the hand of the king of
8 And when he numbred them in Bezek, the Moab, and they fought again t them.
children of Israel were three hundred thouland, 10 And they cried unto the LORD, and said,
and the men of Judah thirty thoufand.

We have finned, because we have forsaken the
9 And they said unto the mesfengers

that came LORD, and have served Baalim, and Athtaroth Thus ihall ye say unto the men of Jabesh-gilead, but now deliver us out of the hand of our ene

To morrow by that time the son be hot , ye fhall mics, and we will serve thee. 119,dell have , help. And the messengers came and thew IT And the LORD lent Jerubbaal, and Bedan ELDAR ed it to the men of Jabesh, and they were glad. and + Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you * Jodge

10 Therefore the men of Jabeth said, To murs out of the hand of your enemies on every tide, 11. do
row we will come out unto you, and ye shall and ye dwelled fafe.
do with us all that seemeth good unto you. 12 And when ye taw that Nabash the king of

11 And it was so on the morrow, that Saul put the children of Ammon came against you , ya
the people in three companies,

and they came faid unto me, Nay, but a king shall reign over
into the midst of the host in the morning watch, as, when the LORD your God was your king.
and New the Ammonites, until the heat of the 13 Now therefore, behold the king whom yo
day: and it came to pass, that they which re- have chofen, and whom ye have defired : and be
mained were scattered, so that two of them were hold, the LORD hath set a king over you.
nut left together.

14. If ye will fear the LORD, and serve him,
12 {And the people faid unto Samuel, Who is and obey his voice, and not rebel against tha
he that làid, Shall Saul reign over us ? bring the t commandment of the LORD, then shall both 1 Meb.?
that we may put them to death.
ye, and also the king that reigneth over you,

iz And Saul faid. There shall not a man be + continue following the LORD your God.
put to death this day: for to day the LORD hath 15 But if ye will not obey the voice of the be after
wrought falvation in Ifrael.

LORD, but rebel against the commandment of
14 Then faid Samuel to the people. Come and the LORD, then shall the hand of the LORD ba
let us go tu Gilgal, and renew the kingdom against you, as it was against your fathers.

16 Now therefore Itand's and see this great
15 And all the people went to Gilgal, and thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.
there they made Saul king before the LORD in 17 Is it not wheat-harves to day? I will call
Gilgal: and there they facrificed facrifices of unto the LORD, and he shall send t thunder, and 1 Heb.
peace-offerings, before the LORD: and there rain , that ye may perceive and see that your loyers.
Saul and all the

wickedness is great, which ye have done in the

fight of the LORD, in asking you a king.
1 Samuel testifietb bis integrity : 6 He reproveth 18 So Samuel called unto the LORD, and the
the people of ingratitude : 16 He terrifiech them LORD sent thunder and rain that day: and all
pitbtbunder in barvest time: 20 He comforts the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel.
eth them in Gods mercy,

19. And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray

Nd Samuel faid unto all Israel, Behold, I for thy fervanis unto the LORD thy God, that
ye faid unto me, and have made a king over this evil, to ask us a king.

20 J And Samuel said unto the people , Fear
2 And now, bekold, the king walketh before not: (ye have done all this wickedness, yet turn
you: and I am old and gray-headed, and be- not aside from following the LORD, but lerve
hold, my sons are with you: and I have walked the LORD with all your heart :
before you from my childhood unto this day. 21 And turn ye not afide, for then mould we go

3 Behold, here I am, witnefs against me before after vain tbings, which cannot profit nor deli-
the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox ver, for they are vain)
have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or 23 * For the Lord will not forlake his peo-l* Pfal.

whom have I defrauded ? whom have I oppref- ple for his great Names fake: because it hath 9+ 141 Heb. fed? or of whofe hand have I received any fbribe pleased the LORD to make you his people.

Il to blind mine eyes therewith ? and I will 23 Moreover, as for me, God forbid that I that i restore it you.

fhould fin against the LORD, + in ceating to + Hed. 4 And they said, Thou haft not defrauded us, pray for you: but I will teach you the good and from bide paine nor oppressed us, neither halt thou taken ought the right way:

realios of any mans hand.

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Samuel reproveth Saul. I. Samuel. Fonathan (miteth the Philistines, 1101, In how great things he hath done for you. Gilgal, unto Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul What a

25 But if ye ihall still do wickedly, ye shall be numbred the people that were t present with Hebo ching&c. confined, both ye and your king.

him, about fix hundred men.

16 And Saul, and Jonathan his son, and the
I Sauls felefted band. 3. He calletb cbe Hebrews to people that were present with them abode in
Gilgal against tboPhilistines, pobose garison 70. Gibeah of Benjamin : but the Philistines en-
nathan bad mitten. Ğ The Philistines great camped in Michmalh.
boft. 6 Tbe distress of tbe Ifraelites. 8 Saul 17 | And the spoilers came out of the camp
weary of staying for Samuel, Sacrificetb. 11 Sall of the

Philistines in three companies ; one com-
muel reproverb bim. 17 The three spoiling bands pany, turned unto the way that leadeti to
of the Philistines. 19 The policie of the Phili-l phrah, unto the land of Shual.
fines, to suffer po Smithin Israel

18 And another company turned the way to
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fon of one Steuil the same de carne year reaed, when he had
reigned two years over Israel

way of the border that looketh to the valley of year in his

2 Saul chofe him three thousand men of If Zeboim toward the wilderness. teigning

rael, whereof two thousand were with Saul in 19 ! Now there was no smith found through
Michmash and in mount Beth-el, and a thousand out

all the land of Israel for the Philistines laid,

with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin : Left the Hebrews make them swords or spears) and the rest of the people he sent every man to 20 But all the Israelites went down to the his tent.

Pbilistines to sharpen every man his share, and 3 And Jonathan Imote the garison of the Phili- his coulter, and his ax, and his mattock.

stines that was in 1l Geba, & the Philistines heard 21. Yet they had ta file for the mattocks, and + Heb. che bill of it: and Saul blew the trumpet throughout all for the coulters, and for the

forks, and for the a Ele with the land, saying, Let the Hebrews hear. axes, and t to sharpen the goads.


1 Heb. 4 And all Ifrael heard say, tbat Saul had 22 So it came to pass in the day of battelthat

smitten a garison of the Philistines, and that Il-|| there was neither fword nor spear found in the + Heb. rael alio t was had in abomination with the Phis hand of any of the people, that were with Saul did ftias. liftines : and the people were called together and Jonathan; but with Saul and with Jonathan after Saul to Gilgal.

his fon was there found.
5 ( And the Philistines, gathered themselves 23 And the ni garifun of the Philistines went thadding
together, to fight with Ifrael, thirty thousand out to the pallage of Michmalh.
chariots, and fix thousand horlmen , and people

as the fand which is on the sea-shore in multi I fonatban, unwitting to bis fatbey, tbe priestor

tude, and they came up and pitched in Mich the people, goetbs and miracalousy smitetbebe
* Jonh
mash, east-ward from * Beth-aven.

Pbilistines garison, 15 A divine terror maketbal 6. When the men of Israel saw that they were tbem beat themselves. 17 Saul not staying tbe 18.12,13. in a ftrait (for the people were distressed) then priests andere Settech on them. 21 Tbe capti

the people did hide themselves in caves, and vated Hebredos, and tbe bidden Ifraelites , joyn
in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places and against them. 22 Sauls unadvised adjuration
in pits.

bindretb the vi&tory. 32 He restraineti ibe peos
And some of the Hebrews went over Jor ple from eating blood. 35 He buildeth an altar.

dan to the land of Gad and Gilead: as for Saul 36 Fonatban taken by lot, is saved by tbe people. | Heb.

he was yet in Gilgal, and all the people + fol 47 Sauls ftrength and family tremblcd

lowed him trembling. after him. 8 1* And he tarried seven days, according

to nathan the son of Saul said unto the young a day. 10.8. the fet time that Samuel

bad appointed, but Sa- man that bare his armor , come, and let us go
muel came not to Gilgal, and the people were over to the Philistines garison, that is on the On
fcattered from him.

ther fide : but he told not his father.
9 And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt-offer 2 And Saul carried in the uttermoft part of
ing to me, and peace-offerings. And be offered Gibeah, under a pomegranate tree, which is in
the burnt-offering.

Migron : and the people that were with him
10 And it came to pass that alsoon as he had were about fix hundred men :
made an end of offering the burnt-offering, be 3 And Ahiah the son of Ahitub, * I-chabods * Chapo

hold, Samuel came, and Saul went out to meet brother, the fun of Phinehas, the son of Eli the 4.21. + Heb. him, that he might + falute him.

LORD3 priest in Shiloh, wearing au ephod, and blets bạn. u TAnd Samuel laid, What haft thou done ? | the people knew not that Jonathan was gone.

And Saul laid, Because I saw that the people 4 11 And between the pallages by which Jona-
were scattered from me , and that thou cames than fought to go over unto

the Philistines ga-
not within the days appointed, and that the rison, tbere doas ta sharp rock on the one fide, t Heb.the
Philistines gathered themselves together to and a sharp rock on the other fide: and the name
Michmash :

of the one was Buzez, and the name of the uther job 29. 12 Therefore faid I, The Philistines will come Seneh.

down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not 5 The + fore-front of the one pas fituate 1 Heb. + Hes. # made fupplication unto the LORD: I forced north-ward over againf Michmash , and che o

tooth le cated iny felf therefore and offered a burnt-offering. ther fouth-ward over against Gibeah.

13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done 6 And Jonathan laid to the young man that
foolishly : thou haft not kept the commandment bare his armor, Come and let us go over unto the
of the LORD thy God, which he commanded garison of these uncircumcised; it may be that
thee, for

now would the LORD have established the LORD will work for us:for there is no restraino
thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

to the LORD * to lave by many, or by few, + 2 Ches.
14 But now thy kingdom Thall not continue, 7. And his armor-bearer laid unto him, Do 14.11.
the Lory hath fought him a man after his own all that is in thine heart : turn thee, behold, I

and the LORD hath commanded him to be am with thee according to thy heart.
captain over his people, because thou hast not 8 Then faici Jonathan, Behold, we will pass
kept that which the LORD commanded thec. over unto these men, and we will discover our

is And Samuel arute, and gat him up from felves unto them,

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