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1 Samuel 13 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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War with the Philistines

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:1 - Saul was [fn]thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned [fn]forty two years over Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:2 - Now Saul chose for himself 3,000 men of Israel, of which 2,000 were with Saul in Michmash and in the hill country of Bethel, while 1,000 were with Jonathan at Gibeah of Benjamin. But he sent away the rest of the people, each to his tent.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:3 - Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that was in Geba, and the Philistines heard of it. Then Saul blew the trumpet throughout the land, saying, “Let the Hebrews hear.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:4 - All Israel heard [fn]the news that Saul had smitten the garrison of the Philistines, and also that Israel had become odious to the Philistines. The people were then summoned [fn]to Saul at Gilgal.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:5 - Now the Philistines assembled to fight with Israel, 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemen, and people like the sand which is on the seashore in abundance; and they came up and camped in Michmash, east of Beth-aven.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:6 - When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were hard-pressed), then the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in cliffs, in cellars, and in pits.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:7 - Also some of the Hebrews crossed the Jordan into the land of Gad and Gilead. But as for Saul, he was still in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:8 - Now he waited seven days, according to the appointed time set by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattering from him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:9 - So Saul said, “Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings.” And he offered the burnt offering.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:10 - As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him and to [fn]greet him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:11 - But Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the appointed days, and that the Philistines were assembling at Michmash,

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:12 - therefore I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the LORD.’ So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:13 - Samuel said to Saul, “You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, for now the LORD would have established your kingdom [fn]over Israel forever.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:14 - “But now your kingdom shall not endure. The LORD has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:15 - Then Samuel arose and went up from Gilgal to Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul [fn]numbered the people who were present with him, about six hundred men.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:16 - Now Saul and his son Jonathan and the people who were present with them were staying in Geba of Benjamin while the Philistines camped at Michmash.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:17 - And the [fn]raiders came from the camp of the Philistines in three [fn]companies: one [fn]company turned [fn]toward Ophrah, to the land of Shual,

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:18 - and another [fn]company turned [fn]toward Beth-horon, and another [fn]company turned [fn]toward the border which overlooks the valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:19 - Now no blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Otherwise the Hebrews will make [fn]swords or spears.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:20 - So all Israel went down to the Philistines, each to sharpen his plowshare, his mattock, his axe, and his hoe.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:21 - The charge was [fn]two-thirds of a shekel for the plowshares, the mattocks, the forks, and the axes, and to fix the hoes.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:22 - So it came about on the day of battle that neither sword nor spear was found in the hands of any of the people who were with Saul and Jonathan, but they were found with Saul and his son Jonathan.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:23 - And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the pass of Michmash.
NASB Footnotes
As in some mss of the LXX; Heb omits thirty
See Acts 13:21; Heb omits forty
Literally: saying
Literally: after
Literally: bless
Literally: to
Literally: mustered
Literally: destroyers
Literally: heads
Literally: head
Literally: toward the direction of
Literally: head
Literally: the direction of
Literally: sword or spear
Hebrew: pim
NASB

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