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Dagon smitten before it. I. Samuel.

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26cfoze (because the ark of God was taken, and be ten with the emerods: and the cry of the 2Before Chritt cause of her father in law and her husband) city went up to heaven.

Chritt 22 And she said, The glory is departed

C H A P. VI. cir. 1141. from Israel: for the ark of God is taken. I After seven months the Philistines take CH A P. V.

counsel how to send back the ark. 10 They
i The Philistines, having brought the ark in bring it on a new cart with an offering

to Ashdod, set it in the house of Dagon. unto Beth-shemesh. 19 The people are smit-
3 Dagon is smitten down and cut in pie ten for looking into the ark. 21 They fend
ces, and they of Ashdod smitten with eme to them of Kirjath-jearim to fetch it.
rods & So Gododene her into them of haatho And uthe market be the time to was in the
with them of Ekron, when it was brought 2 And the Philistines called for the priests cir. 1140.

and the diviners, saying, What shall we do
Nd the Philistines took the ark of God, to the ark of the LORD? tell us wherewith

and brought it - from Eben-ezer un we shall send it to his place. to Ashdod.

3 And they said, If ye send away the ark
2. When the Philistines took the ark of of the God of Israel, send it not empty;
God, they brought it into the house of Da- but in any wise return him a trespass-offer-
gon, and set it by Dagon.

ing: then ye shall be healed, and it shall be
3 And when they of Ashdod arose known to you, why his hand is not remo-
early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was
fallen upon his face to the earth, before the 4 Then said they, What shall be the tres-
ark of the LORD: and they took Dagon, pass-offering which we shall return to him?
and set him in his place again.

They answered, Five golden emerods, and
4 And when they arose early on the mor. five golden mice, according to the number · See Ver. 17.
row morning, behold, Dagon was fallen up- of the lords of the Philistines : for one plague
on his face to the ground, before the ark . was on

was on * you all, and on your lords. of the LORD: and the head of Dagon, and 5 Wherefore ye shall make images of your both the palms of his hands were cut off up- emerods, and images of your mice that "mar" Chap.s.s. on the threshold, only * the stump of Dagon the land, and ye shall give glory unto the was left to him.

God of Israel : peradventure he will lighten 5 Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, his hand from off you, and from off your • See Zeph. 1.9. nor any that come into Dagons houfe, btread gods, and from off

on the threshold of Dagon in Afhdod, unto 6 Wherefore then do ye harden your
this day.

hearts as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hard- "Exod. 7. 13. 6 But the hand of the Lord was heavy ned their hearts ? when he had wrought 19.1;.

upon them of Afhdod, and he destroyed wonderfully among them, - did they not tos, reprodcha Pfal. 78.66. them, and smote them with demerods, lo let the people go, and they departed? ven Ashdod and the coasts thereof.

z Now, therefore make a new cart, and
7 And when the men of Ashdod saw that take two milch-kine, f on which there hath
it was so, they said, The ark of the God of come no yoke, and tie the kine to the cart,
Israel shall not abide with us: for his hand is and bring their calves home from them:
fore upon us, and upon Dagon our god. 8. And take the ark of the LORD, and

8 They sent therefore and gathered all lay it upon the cart, and put the jewels of
the lords of the Philistines unto them, and gold which ye return him for a trespass-
said, What shall we do with the ark of the offering, in a coffer by the side thereof, and
God of Israel? And they answered, Let the send it away, that it may go.
ark of the God of Israel be carried about 9 And see, if it goeth up by the way of
unto Gath. And they carried the ark of the his own coait to Beth-shemesh, then * he
God of Israel about thither.

hath done us this great evil : but if not,
9 And it was so, that after they had car then we shall know that it is not his hand
ried it about, the hand of the LORD was that smote us; it was a chance that hap-
against the city with a very great destructi- pened to us.
on : and he smote the men of the city both 10 | And the men did so: and took two
small and great, and they had emerods in milch-kine, and tied them to the cart, and
their secret parts.

Thut up their calves at home:
10 | Therefore they sent the ark of God II And they laid the ark of the LORD
to Ekron: and it came to pass as the ark of upon the cart, and the coffer with the mice
God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried of gold, and the images of their emerods.

out, saying, They have brought about the 12 And the kine took the straight way to
+ Heb. me,
ark of 'the God of Israel to t'us, to slay us the


of Beth-lhemesh, and went along and our people.

the high-way, lowing as they went, and tur11 So they sent and gathered together ned not aside to the right hand or to the all the lords of the Philistines, and said, left ; and the lords of the Philistines went afSend away the ark of the God of Ifrael, ter them unto the border of Beth-shemesh. and let it go again to his own place, that 13 And they of Beth-shemesh were reap

it slay # us not, and our people for there ing their wheat-harvest in the valley: and Heb. menot,

was a deadly destruction throughout all the they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark,
city; the hand of God was very heavy and rejoyced to see it.

14 And the cart came into the field of
12 And the men that died not, were smit-


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Before Joshua a Beth-shemite, and stood there, where "Baalim, and Ashtatoth, and served the LORD Before
Chrid there was a great stone: and they

clave the only.
wood of the cart, and offered the kire a Ś And Samuel said, & Gather all Israel to

Chiilt cit. 1140. burnt-offering unto the LORD.

Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the cit: 1:20:
15 And the Levites took down the ark Lorb.
of the LORD, and the coffer that was with 6 And they gathered together to Mizpeh,
it, wherein the jewels of gold were, and h and drew water, and poured it out before b 2 Sam. 14. 14:
put them on the great stone : and the men the LORD, and fásted on that day, and said
of Beth-shemesh offered burnt-offerings, and there, we have finned against the LORD.
sacrificed facrifices the same day unto the And Samuel judged the children of Israel in

16 8 And when the five lords of the Phi 7 And when the Philistines heard that the
listines had seen it, they returned to Ekron children of Israel were gathered together
the same day.

to Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines went
17. And these are the golden emerods up against Ifrael : and when the children
which the Philistines returned for a trespass- of Israel heard it, they were afraid of the
offering unto the Lord; for Athdod one, Philistines.
for Gaza one, for Askelon one, for Gath 8 And the children of Israel said to Samu-
one, for Ekron one.

el, * Cease not to cry unto the LORD our * Heb. Benos fi-
18 And the golden mice, according to the God for us, that he will save us out of the line frowe we from
number of all the cities of the Philistines, hand of the Philistines.
belonging to the five lords, both of fenced 9 G And Samuel took a fucking lamb,

cities, and of country-villages, even unto and offered it for a burnt-offering wholly † Or, great fones the f great stone of Abel

, whereon they unto the LORD ; and i Samuel cried unto i Pfal. 99. c. set down the ark of the LORD: which stone the LORD for Ifrael, and the LORD t + Or, answered remaineth unto this day, in the field of Joshua heard him. the Beth-shemite.

10 And as Samuel was offering up the burntSee Exod. 19 9 And " he smote the men of Beth- offering, the Philistines drew near to battle

themeth, because they had looked into the ark against Israel : * but the LORD thundred * sec Jofh. 18. of the LORD, even he fmote of the people with a great thunder on that day upon the judg

. 4. 15. &
fifty thousand and threescore and ten men : Philistines, and discomfited them, and they chose 6.143
and the people lamented, because the LORD were smitten before Ifrael.
had smitten many of the people with a great 11 And the men of Israel went out of Miz-

peh, and pursued the Philistines, and smoke
20 And the men of Beth-shemesh said, Who them, until they came under Beth-car.
is able to stand before this holy LORD God? 12 Then Samuel took a stone, and fet it
and to whom shall he go up from us? between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the

21 f And they fent messengers to the name of it # Eben-ezer, saying, Hitherto That is, the
inhabitants of Kirjath-jearim, saying, The hath the LORD helped us.
Philistines have brought again the ark of 13 So the Philistines were subdued, and
the LORD; come ye down, and fetch it up they came no more into the coast of Israel:

and the hand of the LORD was against the

Philistines, all the days of Samuel.
They of Kirjath-jearıın bring the ark into 14 And the cities which the Philistines had

the house of Abinadab, and fanctifie taken from Israel were restored to Ifrael,
Eleazar his son to keep it. 2 After from Ekron even unto Gath, and the coasts
twenty years, 3 the Israelites, by Samuels thereof did Ifrael deliver out of the hands of
means, folemnly repent at Mizpeh. 9 While the Philistines : and there was peace between
Samuel prayeth and sacrificeth, the Lord Israel and the Amorites.
discomfiteth the Philistines by thunder, at 15 And Samuel judged Israel all the days
Ében-ezer. 13 The Philistines are sub- of his life.
dued. 15 Samuel peaceably and religiously 16 And he went from year to year * in * Heb. and he
judgeth Ifrael.

circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh,
Nd the men of Kirjath-jearim came, and judged Ifrael in all those places.

A and fercht up the ark of the LORD, 19 And ' his return was to Ramah; for 'Chap.5144 62 Sám. 6.40

and brought it into the house of b Abinadab there was his house:and there he judged Israel,
in the hill, and fanctified Eleazar his son, to atd there he built an altar unto the LORD.
keep the ark of the LORD.

2 And it came to pass while the ark abode 1 By occasion of the ill government of Samuels
in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long; for jons, the Israelites ask a king. 6 Samuel
it was twenty years : and all the house of

praying in grief, is comforted by God. 10
Israel lamented after the LORD.

He telleth the manner of a king. 19 God cir. 1120.

3 And Samuel spake unto all the house willeth Samuel to yield unto the importuni

of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the ty of the people. * Jolh. 24.14, with all , then

put a

Nd it came when Samuel "Judg. 2.13. way among you, and prepare your hearts unto

ver Israel. the Lord, and serve him only: and he 2 Now the name of his first-bort was * Vabarii will deliver you out of the hand of the Phi- Joel, and the name of his second, Abiah : listines.

they were judges in Beer-lheba, 4 Then the children of Israel did put away


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Befoje 3 And his sons walked not in his ways, And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go Before Chut but turned alide after lucre, and took

ye every man unto his city.

Chritt bribes, and perverted judgment.

CH A P. IX. 4

Then all the elders of Israel gathered I Saul despairing to find his fathers alles, 6 1095. * Deut. 16.19. themselves together, and came to Samuel by the counsel of his servant, II and diunto Ramah,

rection of young maidens, 15 according to 1095.

Gods revelation, 18 cometh'to Samuel. 19
5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art
old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now Samuel entertaineth Saul at the feast. 25
• make us a king to judge us like all the na Samuel after secret communication, bringeth

| Heb. was evil 6 9 But the thing † displeased Samuel, Ow there was a man of Benjamin, whose

when they said, Give us a king to judge us : name was · Kish, the son of Abiel, the Chap. and Samuel prayed unto the LORD.

fon of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son Cht8.33. 7 And the LORD said unto Samuel, of Aphiah, * a Benjamite, a mighty man of Hearken unto the voice of the people in all + power...

that they say unto thee: for · they have not 2. And he had a son whose name as Chap

. 10.19 rejected thee, but d they have rejected me, Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly : Hof. 13.10,11. that I should not reign over them.

and there was not among the children of Il8 According to all the works which they rael a goodlier person than he : 5 from his o 23. have done since the day that I brought them shoulders and upward, he was higher than up out of Egypt even unto this day, where any of the people. with they have forsaken me, and served o 3 And the alles of Kish, Sauls father, were

ther gods : so do they also unto thee. loft; and Kish faid to Saul his fon, Take now #Or, obes. 9 Now therefore I hearken unto their one of the servants with thee, and arise, go * Or, nor withe voice : * howbeit, yet proteit soleinnly unto seek the asses. thou hast folemnly them, and thew them the manner of the ! !4 And he passed through mount Ephraim, qpsteited againk king that shall reign over them.

and passed through the land of Shalisha, but 1o And Samuel told all the words of they found them not : then they passed the LORD unto the people, that asked of through the land of Shalim, and there they him a king:

were not: and he pasied through the land of I1 And he said, This will be the manner the Benjamites, but they found them not. Chap. 10. 25. of the king that Thall reign over you: f He 5 And when they were come to the land ! Chap. 140520 will take your sons, and appoint them for him of Zuph, Saul said to his servant that was


, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen, with him, Come, and let us return ; left my and some shall run before his chariots. father leave caring for the asses, and take

12 And he will appoint him captains over thought for us.
thousands, and captains over fifties, and will 6 And he said unto him, Behold now,
set them to ear his ground, and to reap his there is in this city a man of God, and he is
harvest, and to make his inftruments of war, an honourable man; c all that he faith, co- Chap.3.19:
and instruments of his chariots.

meth surely to pass : now let us go thither;
13 And he will take your daughters to be peradventure he can fhew us our way that
confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be we should go.

7 Then said Saul to his fervant, But behold, 61 Kings 21.7.! 14 And : he will take your fields, and

if we go,

d what shall we bring the man? See Tudg. your vineyards, and your olive-yards, 'e for the bread # is spent in our vessels, and 13:17 ven the best of them, and give them to his there is not a present to bring to the man of 2 Kings 4. 4 servants.

God: what * have we?

#Heb. is sont 15 And he will take the tenth of your 8. And the servant answered Saul again, out of, &c.

seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his and said, Behold, + I have here at hand the us. + Heb. eunuchso t officers, and to his servants.

* fourth part of a fhekel of silver : that will I Heb. there i 16 And he will take your men-servants, give to the man of God, to tell us our way. and your maid-fervants, and your goodliest 9 (Beforetime in Israel, when a man young men, and your asses, and put them went to enquire of God, thus' he spake, to his work.

Come, and let us go to the seer : for he that 17 He will take the tenth of your sheep : is now called a Prophet, was beforetime caland ye shall be his servants.

led f a Seer.) 18 And ye shall cry out in that day, be 10 Then laid Saul to his servant, # Well 2 Kings 17. cause of your king which ye shall have cho said, come, let us go : so they went unto Heb. Thyu and the LORD will not hear


the city where the man of God was. in that day,

1 And as they went up * the hill to *Heb. in the
19 Nevertheless, the people refused to the city, 8 they found young maidens going frent of the cit
obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay, out to draw water, and said unto them, Is
but we will have a king over us :

the seer here?
20. That we also may be like all the nati 12 And they answered them, and said, He
ons, and that our king may judge us, and go is; behold, he is before you : make hafte
out before us, and fight our battles.

now, for he came to day to the city; for h Chap. 16.3 21 And Samuel heard all the words of the there is a † facrifice of the people to day in tou, fealt. people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of

the high place. the LORD.

13 Afsoon as ye be come into the city, ye 22 And the Lord said to Samuel, Hear- hall straightway find him, before he go up to ken unto their voice, and make them a king.


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Before the high place to eat :- for the people will him by prediction of three signs 9 Sauis žGefole Chrilt not eat until he come, because he doth bless

heart is changed, and he prophesieth14 Chrift the sacrifice, and afterwards they eat that be

He concealeth the matter of the king1095. bidden. Now therefore get you up,

dom from his uncle. 17 Saul is chosen at 1095 Elebo to day. bout # this time ye shall find him.

Mizpeh by lot. 26 The different affections 14 And they went up into the city :: and of his fabjects. when they were come into the city beboldT poured it upon his head, " and kissed oral ao 3

took a vial of oyi, and · Chap. 9.166 to the high place.

him, and said, Is it not because the LORD A&S 13. 21. 15 g Now the LORD had * told Samuel hath anointed thee to be captain over d his « Deut. 32. gi des 13. 2., in his ear a day before Saul came, saying, inheritance ?

16 To morrow about this time I will send 2 When thou art departed from me to chap. 1o. 1. thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, k day, then thou shalt find two men by · Ra-Gen

. 35. 19; and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over chels fepulchre in the border of Benjamin, my people Ifrael, that he may fave my people fat Zelzah : and they will say unto thee, The Joh. is.zó. out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have asses which thou wentest to seek are found: looked upon my people, because their cry and lo, thy father hath left * the care of the Hebe the basis is come unto me.

asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What 17 And when Samuel faw Saul, the LORD shall I do for my son ?

faid unto him, Behold the man whom Ispake 3 Then shalt thou go on forward from zeb rebrain to thee of : this fame fhall † reign over my thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of people.

Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men 18 Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the going up to God to Beth-el, one carrying gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where three kids, and another carrying three loaves the feers house is.

of bread, and another carrying a bottle of 19 And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I wine. am the seer : go up before me unto the high 4 And they will † falute thee, and give thebo ask the place, for ye shall eat with me to day; and thee two loaves of bread, which thou thalt in peace; as to morrow I will let thee go, and will tell receive of their hands: thee all that is in thine heart.

5 After that, thou shalt come to the hill :20 And as for thine alles that were lost of God, 8 where is the garison of the Phili- (Chap. 15. 3. int, to day three days ago, set not thy mind on them, stines: and it shall come pass when thou art

for they are found : and on whom is all the come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet
defire of Israel ? is it not on thee, and on all a company of prophets coming down from Chap. 9: 121
thy fathers house?

the high place, with a psaltery, and a tabret,
21 And Saul answered and said, Am not I and a pipe, and a harp before them, i and Exod. 15. 2.0
a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of they shall prophesie.
Ifrael ? and my family the least of all the fa 6 And the spirit of the Lord will come

milies of the tribe of Benjamin ? wherefore upon thee, and thou shalt prophesie with * Num. 11. as. Ech' according then speakest thou * so to me?

them, and shalt be turned into another man. 22 And Samuel took Saul, and his fer 2 And let it be when these signs are come

Heb. it Mall vant, and brought them into the parlour, unto thee,

* that thou do as occasion shall when these figno, and made them sit in the chiefest place among serve thee, for God is with thee. them that were bidden, which were about 8 And thou shalt go down before me to an oing hands thirty persons.

Gilgal, and behold, I will come down unto ; * 23 And Samuel said unto the cook, Bring thee, to offer burnt-offerings, and to sacrifice

the portioff which I gave thee, of which I facrifices of peace-offerings : ' seven days 'Chapo said unto thee, Set it by thee.

Thalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew 24 And the cook took up the shoulder, and thee what thou shalt do.

that which was upon it, and set it before Saul: 9 And it was so, that when he had 12e , reserved. and Samuel said, Behold, that which is † left, turned his + back to go from Samuel, God + Heb. Shoulder

set it before thee, and eat ; for unto this gave him another heart : and all those signs #Heb. turnedo
time hath it been kept for thee, since I said, came to pass that day.
I have invited the people : so Saul did eat 10 And when they came thither to the hill,
with Samuel that day.

behold, a company of prophets met him, and
25 9 And when they were come down from the spirit of God came upon him, and he
the high place into the city, Samuel commu- prophesied among them.
ned with Saul upon the top of the house. 11 And it came to pass when all that

26 And they arose early: and it came to pass knew him beforetime, law, that behold, he
about the spring of the day, that Samuel cal- prophesied among the prophets, then the
led Saul to the top of the house, saying, Up, people said * one to another, What is this *Heb, amante
that I may send thee away. And Saul arote, that is come unto the son of Kish? 'Is Chap. 19.2.4.
and they went out both of them, he and Sa Saul also among the prophets ?
muel, abroad.

12 And one of the same place answered +Heb.from 27 And as they were going down to the and said, But who is their father ? There- thence. end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the fore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among servant pass on before us, (and he passed on the prophets ? but stand thou still # a while, that I may 13 And when he had made an end of pro-, Thew thee the word of God.

phesying, he came to the high place. C H A P. X.

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all Before his servant, Whither went ye? And he said, right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon

Before To seek the asses: and when we saw that Ifrael. Chrift

Chrift they were no where, we came to Samuel. 3 And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, 1095 15 And Sauls uncle faid, Tell me, I pray Give us seven days respite, that we may, 1095. thee, what Samuel said unto you.

send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel : 16 And Saul said unto his uncle, He told and then if there be no man to save us, we us plainly that the asses were found. But of will come out to thee. the matter of the kingdom, whereof Samuel 4. Then came the messengers to Gi- Chap. 10.26. spake, he told him not.

beah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears 17 And Samuel called the people toge- of the people : and all the people lift up their

voices, and wept. Judg.11.11. ther" unto the LORD to Mizpeh ;

18 And said unto the children of Israel, 5 And behold, Saul came after the herd •Chap.7.5,6. Thus faith the LORD God of Israel, I brought out of the field, and Saul said, What aileth

up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you the people that they weep? And they told
out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.
the hand of all kingdoms, and of them that 6 d. And the spirit of God came upon Saul, Judge 3.10.
oppressed you.

when he heard those tidings, and his anger & 13.25.&i4
19 And ye have this day rejected your was kindled greatly.
God, who himself saved you out of all your . :7 And he took a yoke of oxen, and hew- « Judg. 19.29.
adversities and your tribulations : and ye ed them in pieces, and sent them throughout
have said unto him, Nay, but fet a king O all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messen-
ver us. Now therefore present your felves gers, saying, 'Whosoever cometh not forth Judg. 21.8,
before the Lord by your tribes, and by after Saul and after Samuel, so Thall it be done
your thousands.

unto his oxen : and the fear of the LORD 20 And when Samuel had caused all the fell on the people, and they came out 7 with Hebo as one 9 Josh. 7.14, tribes of Israel to come near, 9 the tribe of one consent.

Judg. 20.1. Benjamin was taken.

8 And when he numbred them in Bezek,
21 When he had caufed the tribe of Ben- the children % of Israel were three hundred s2 Sam, 2.8:
jamin to come near by their families, the fa- thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thou-
mily of Matri was taken, and Saul the son of sand.
Kish was taken: and when they fought him, 9 And they said unto the messengers that
he could not be found.

came, Thus Thall ye say unto the men of Ja-
22 Therefore they enquired of the LORD besh-gilead, To morrow by that time the
further, if the man should yet come thither : fun be hot, ye shall have † help.
and the LORD answered, Behold, he hath meslengers came and Thewed it to the men
hid himself among the stuff.

of Jabesh, and they were glad.
23 And they ran and fetched him thence: 1o Therefore the men of Jabesh said, To
Chap9.2. and when he stood among the people, " he morrow we will come out unto you, and

was higher than any of the people, from his ye Shall do with us all that seemeth good un-
shoulders and upward.

to you.
24 And Samuel said to all the people, See 11 And it was so on the morrow, that h

See Chap. 3 ye

him whom the LORD hath chofen, that Saul put the people in three companies,

there is none like him among all the people and they came into the midlt of the host in * Hikingetidas. And all the people shouted, and said, * God the morning watch, and flew the Ammosave the king.

nites, until the heat of the day : and it came
25 Then Samuel told the people the to pass, that they which remained were scat-
manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in tered, so that two of them were not left to-
a book, and laid it up before the Lord: gether.
and Samuel fent all the people away, every

12 And the people said unto Samuel, Chap. 10:29 man to his house.

i Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over Chap-4

26 And Saul also went home" to Gibeah, us ?, * bring the men, that we may put them See Luke

and there went with him a band of men, to death. Chap.11:12; whose hearts God had touched.

13 And Saul said, 'There shall not a man 12 Sam. 19. 27 * But the children of Belial faid, How be put to death this day: for to day the LORD

shall this man save us ? And they despised hath wrought salvation in Ifrael. Matthieu doar him, y and brought him no presents : but * 14 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, 1095. he held his peace.

and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the king-
C H A P. XI.

dom there.
I Nahash offereth them of Jabesh-gilead a 15 And all the people went to Gilgal,

reproachful condition. 4 They send mef and there they made Saul king m. before the "Chap. 10.1
sengers and are delivered by Saul. 12 Lord in Gilgal : and there they sacrificed
Saul thereby is confirmed, and his king- facrifices of peace-offerings before the
dom renewed.

LORD: and there Saul and all the men of •Chap 12, 12.

Hen - Nahash the Ammonite came up, Israel rejoyced greatly:
Judg. 17. 8.
and encamped against • Jabesh-gilead:

and all the men of Jabeth said unto Nahash, I Samuel testifieth his integrity. 6 He
Make a covenant with us, and we will serve reproveth the people of ingratitude. 16

He terrifieth them with thunder in har-
2 And Nahash the Ammonite answered veft-time. 20. He comforteth them in
them, On this condition will I make a cove-
nant with you, that I may thrust out all your



king live.

See Deut. 17.
14, &c.
Chap, 8.II.

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19. 27.

y i Kings 4. 21. & 10. 23• 2 Chr. 1). Se Psal. 72. 10.

though he had

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