Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search HNV
Your Bible Version is the HNV
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible

1 Samuel 14 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:1 - Now it fell on a day, that Yonatan the son of Sha'ul said to the young man who bore his armor, Come, and let us go over to the Pelishtim' garrison, that is on yonder side. But he didn't tell his father.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:2 - Sha'ul abode in the uttermost part of Gevah under the pomegranate tree which is in Migron: and the people who were with him were about six hundred men;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:3 - and Achiyah, the son of Achituv, Ikhavod's brother, the son of Pinechas, the son of `Eli, the Kohen of the LORD in Shiloh, wearing an efod. The people didn't know that Yonatan was gone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:4 - Between the passes, by which Yonatan sought to go over to the Pelishtim' garrison, there was a rocky crag on the one side, and a rocky crag on the other side: and the name of the one was Botzetz, and the name of the other Senneh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:5 - The one crag rose up on the north in front of Mikhmash, and the other on the south in front of Geva.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:6 - Yonatan said to the young man who bore his armor, 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 no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:7 - His armor bearer said to him, Do all that is in your heart: turn you, behold, I am with you according to your heart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:8 - Then said Yonatan, Behold, we will pass over to the men, and we will disclose ourselves to them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:9 - If they say thus to us, Wait until we come to you; then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up to them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:10 - But if they say thus, Come up to us; then we will go up; for the LORD has delivered them into our hand: and this shall be the sign to us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:11 - Both of them disclosed themselves to the garrison of the Pelishtim: and the Pelishtim said, Behold, the Hebrews come forth out of the holes where they had hid themselves.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:12 - The men of the garrison answered Yonatan and his armor bearer, and said, Come up to us, and we will show you a thing. Yonatan said to his armor bearer, Come up after me; for the LORD has delivered them into the hand of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:13 - Yonatan climbed up on his hands and on his feet, and his armor bearer after him: and they fell before Yonatan; and his armor bearer killed them after him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:14 - That first slaughter, which Yonatan and his armor bearer made, was about twenty men, within as it were half a furrow's length in an acre of land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:15 - There was a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people; the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled; and the eretz quaked: so there was an exceeding great trembling.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:16 - The watchmen of Sha'ul in Gevah of Binyamin looked; and, behold, the multitude melted away, and they went here and there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:17 - Then said Sha'ul to the people who were with him, Number now, and see who is gone from us. When they had numbered, behold, Yonatan and his armor bearer were not there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:18 - Sha'ul said to Achiyah, Bring here the ark of God. For the ark of God was there at that time with the children of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:19 - It happened, while Sha'ul talked to the Kohen, that the tumult that was in the camp of the Pelishtim went on and increased: and Sha'ul said to the Kohen, Withdraw your hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:20 - Sha'ul and all the people who were with him were gathered together, and came to the battle: and, behold, every man's sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great confusion.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:21 - Now the Hebrews who were with the Pelishtim as before, and who went up with them into the camp, from the country round about, even they also turned to be with the Yisra'elites who were with Sha'ul and Yonatan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:22 - Likewise all the men of Yisra'el who had hid themselves in the hill-country of Efrayim, when they heard that the Pelishtim fled, even they also followed hard after them in the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:23 - So the LORD saved Yisra'el that day: and the battle passed over by Beit-Aven.

Saul's Foolish Order

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:24 - The men of Yisra'el were distressed that day; for Sha'ul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man who eats any food until it be evening, and I be avenged on my enemies. So none of the people tasted food.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:25 - All the people came into the forest; and there was honey on the ground.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:26 - When the people were come to the forest, behold, the honey dropped: but no man put his hand to his mouth; for the people feared the oath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:27 - But Yonatan didn't hear when his father charged the people with the oath: therefore he put forth the end of the rod who was in his hand, and dipped it in the honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:28 - Then answered one of the people, and said, Your father directly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man who eats food this day. The people were faint.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:29 - Then said Yonatan, My father has troubled the land. Please look how my eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted a little of this honey.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:30 - How much more, if haply the people had eaten freely today of the spoil of their enemies which they found? for now has there been no great slaughter among the Pelishtim.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:31 - They struck of the Pelishtim that day from Mikhmash to Ayalon. The people were very faint;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:32 - and the people flew on the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and killed them on the ground; and the people ate them with the blood.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:33 - Then they told Sha'ul, saying, Behold, the people sin against the LORD, in that they eat with the blood. He said, you have dealt treacherously: roll a great stone to me this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:34 - Sha'ul said, Disperse yourselves among the people, and tell them, Bring me here every man his ox, and every man his sheep, and kill them here, and eat; and don't sin against the LORD in eating with the blood. All the people brought every man his ox with him that night, and killed them there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:35 - Sha'ul built an altar to the LORD: the same was the first altar that he built to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:36 - Sha'ul said, Let us go down after the Pelishtim by night, and take spoil among them until the morning light, and let us not leave a man of them. They said, Do whatever seems good to you. Then said the Kohen, Let us draw near here to God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:37 - Sha'ul asked counsel of God, Shall I go down after the Pelishtim? will you deliver them into the hand of Yisra'el? But he didn't answer him that day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:38 - Sha'ul said, Draw near here, all you chiefs of the people; and know and see in which this sin has been this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:39 - For, as the LORD lives, who saves Yisra'el, though it be in Yonatan my son, he shall surely die. But there was not a man among all the people who answered him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:40 - Then said he to all Yisra'el, Be you on one side, and I and Yonatan my son will be on the other side. The people said to Sha'ul, Do what seems good to you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:41 - Therefore Sha'ul said to the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, Show the right. Yonatan and Sha'ul were taken by lot; but the people escaped.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:42 - Sha'ul said, Cast lots between me and Yonatan my son. Yonatan was taken.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:43 - Then Sha'ul said to Yonatan, Tell me what you have done. Yonatan told him, and said, I did certainly taste a little honey with the end of the rod that was in my hand; and, behold, I must die.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:44 - Sha'ul said, God do so and more also; for you shall surely die, Yonatan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:45 - The people said to Sha'ul, Shall Yonatan die, who has worked this great salvation in Yisra'el? Far from it: as the LORD lives, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground; for he has worked with God this day. So the people rescued Yonatan, that he didn't die.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:46 - Then Sha'ul went up from following the Pelishtim; and the Pelishtim went to their own place.

Constant Warfare

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:47 - Now when Sha'ul had taken the kingdom over Yisra'el, he fought against all his enemies on every side, against Mo'av, and against the children of `Ammon, and against Edom, and against the kings of Tzovah, and against the Pelishtim: and wherever he turned himself, he put them to the worse.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:48 - He did valiantly, and struck the `Amaleki, and delivered Yisra'el out of the hands of those who despoiled them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:49 - Now the sons of Sha'ul were Yonatan, and Yishvi, and Malki-Shua; and the names of his two daughters were these: the name of the firstborn Merav, and the name of the younger Mikhal:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:50 - and the name of Sha'ul's wife was Achino'am the daughter of Achima`atz. The name of the captain of his host was Aviner the son of Ner, Sha'ul's uncle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:51 - Kish was the father of Sha'ul; and Ner the father of Aviner was the son of Aviel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:52 - There was sore war against the Pelishtim all the days of Sha'ul: and when Sha'ul saw any mighty man, or any valiant man, he took him to him.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search HNV

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search HNV

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization