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The ark sent back.
Dagon smitten before it. I. Samuel.
ved from you.
* Heb. tireza
* Or, the fijby parte
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
to Ashdod, set it in the house of Dagon. unto Beth-shemesh. 19 The people are smit-
and the diviners, saying, What shall we do
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
ing: then ye shall be healed, and it shall be
They answered, Five golden emerods, and
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
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
8 They sent therefore and gathered all lay it upon the cart, and put the jewels of
hath done us this great evil : but if not,
Thut up their calves at home:
out, saying, They have brought about the 12 And the kine took the straight way to
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,
14 And the cart came into the field of
« Chap. 6. s.
Exod. 12.36. Heb. then. e 2 Sam.6. 3.
* Or, it
Nay me and my.
The people fimitten. Chap. vii,viii. Samicl judgeth Israel.
19. 21. Num. 45,
Before Joshua a Beth-shemite, and stood there, where "Baalim, and Ashtatoth, and served the LORD Before
clave the only.
Chiilt cit. 1140. burnt-offering unto the LORD.
Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the cit: 1:20:
to Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines went
el, * Cease not to cry unto the LORD our * Heb. Benos fi-
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. &
peh, and pursued the Philistines, and smoke
21 f And they fent messengers to the name of it # Eben-ezer, saying, Hitherto That is, the
and the hand of the LORD was against the
Philistines, all the days of Samuel.
the house of Abinadab, and fanctifie taken from Israel were restored to Ifrael,
circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh,
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,
CH A P. VIII.
praying in grief, is comforted by God. 10
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
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
Hone of helyi
Pfal. 132. 6.
Deut. 6.13. & 10. 20. Matth. 4.10. Luke 4. 8
The people ask a king. I. Samuel.
Saul goeth to Samuel.
Saul on his way.
in the eyes of Samuel
*Or, the son of a man of femini. Or, fubftance.
them, then fvalt shew, &c.
• See Deut. 17 16, &c.
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
when they said, Give us a king to judge us : name was · Kish, the son of Abiel, the Chap. 14.st. 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 Chap.ro. 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.
meth surely to pass : now let us go thither;
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
the seer here?
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.
1 Kings 14. 3
* Heb. is wit!
found in my he
f2 Sam. 24.
(en you ;
& Gen, 24. 1
Saul entertained by Chap
Samuel, and anointed.
"Heb. revealed E EST of Samuel
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
the high place, with a psaltery, and a tabret,
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 iz.se 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
behold, a company of prophets met him, and
26 And they arose early: and it came to pass knew him beforetime, law, that behold, he
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.
14 | And Sauls uncle said unto him, and to 1 Samuel anointeth Saul. 2 He confirmeth
2 Kings 3.150
come to pass that
Zeba ta day.
I. Samuel. He rescueth Jabesh-gilead.
Saul chosen king.
* Heb. Forbear 15
& IS. 34•
& 20. 1. Chap: II.151
p Chap 8.7, 19. & 12. 12.
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
when he heard those tidings, and his anger & 13.25.&i4
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,
came, Thus Thall ye say unto the men of Ja-
of Jabesh, and they were glad.
was higher than any of the people, from his ye Shall do with us all that seemeth good un-
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
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-
reproachful condition. 4 They send mef and there they made Saul king m. before the "Chap. 10.1
LORD: and there Saul and all the men of •Chap 12, 12.
Hen - Nahash the Ammonite came up, Israel rejoyced greatly:
CH A P. XII.
He terrifieth them with thunder in har-
See Deut. 17.
y i Kings 4. 21. & 10. 23• 2 Chr. 1). Se Psal. 72. 10.
though he had