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1 Samuel 13 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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Saul’s Failure

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Saul was 30 years [fn] old when he became king, and he reigned 42 years [fn] over Israel. [fn]

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He chose 3,000 men from Israel for himself: 2,000 were with Saul at Michmash  and in Bethel’s hill country, and 1,000 were with Jonathan in Gibeah  of Benjamin. He sent the rest of the troops away, each to his own tent.

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Jonathan attacked the Philistine garrison [fn]   that was in Geba,  and the Philistines heard about it. So Saul blew the ram’s horn throughout the land  saying, “Let the Hebrews hear! ” [fn]  

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And all Israel heard the news, “Saul has attacked the Philistine garrison, [fn] and Israel is now repulsive to the Philistines.” Then the troops were summoned to join Saul at Gilgal.

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The Philistines also gathered to fight against Israel: 3,000 [fn] chariots, 6,000 horsemen, and troops as numerous as the sand on the seashore.  They went up and camped at Michmash, east of Beth-aven. [fn]  

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The men of Israel saw that they were in trouble because the troops were in a difficult situation. They hid in caves, thickets, among rocks, and in holes and cisterns. 

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Some Hebrews even crossed the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead.

Saul, however, was still at Gilgal, and all his troops were gripped with fear.

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He waited seven days for the appointed time that Samuel had set,  but Samuel didn’t come to Gilgal, and the troops were deserting him.

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So Saul said, “Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings.” Then he offered the burnt offering.

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Just as he finished offering the burnt offering, Samuel arrived. So Saul went out to greet him,

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and Samuel asked, “What have you done? ”

Saul answered, “When I saw that the troops were deserting me and you didn’t come within the appointed days and the Philistines were gathering at Michmash,

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I thought: The Philistines will now descend on me at Gilgal, and I haven’t sought the LORD’s favor. So I forced myself to offer the burnt offering.”

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Samuel said to Saul, “You have been foolish.  You have not kept the command which the LORD your God gave you.  It was at this time that the LORD would have permanently established your reign over Israel, 

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but now your reign will not endure.  The LORD has found a man loyal to Him, [fn]   and the LORD has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not done what the LORD commanded.”

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Then Samuel went [fn] from Gilgal to Gibeah in Benjamin. Saul registered the troops who were with him, about 600 men.

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Saul, his son Jonathan, and the troops who were with them were staying in Geba  of Benjamin, and the Philistines were camped at Michmash.

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Raiding parties  went out from the Philistine camp in three divisions. One division headed toward the Ophrah  road leading to the land of Shual.

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The next division headed toward the Beth-horon  road, and the last division headed down the border road that looks out over the Valley of Zeboim  toward the wilderness.

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No blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel,  because the Philistines had said, “Otherwise, the Hebrews will make swords or spears.”

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So all the Israelites went to the Philistines to sharpen their plows, mattocks, axes, and sickles. [fn]

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So on the day of battle not a sword or spear could be found in the hand of any of the troops who were with Saul  and Jonathan; only Saul and his son Jonathan had weapons.

  
Jonathan’s Victory over the Philistines

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Now a Philistine garrison  took control of the pass at Michmash.

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HCSB Footnotes
Some LXX mss; MT reads was one year
Text emended; MT reads two years
Some LXX mss omit v. 1
Or governor
LXX reads The slaves have revolted
Or governor
One LXX ms, Syr; MT reads 30,000
LXX reads Michmash, opposite Beth-horon to the south
Lit man according to His heart
LXX reads Samuel left Gilgal and went on his way, and the rest of the people followed Saul to join the people in his army. They went
LXX; MT reads plowshares
Lit of a pim ; about 1/4 ounce of silver

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