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hangth out of the i 4 divine terror.

Philistines garrison smitten. 1 SAMUEL, XIV. of battle that there was neither B. C. 1087. forth out of the i holes where they sword nor spear found in the hand

had hid themselves. of any of the people that were with

12 And the men of the garrison anSaul and Jonathan : but with Saul" or, stand

swered Jonathan and his armourand with Jonathan his son wasl ing camp. i

bearer, and said, Come k up to us, there found.

: Is. 10.28.

and we will shew you a thing. And 23 And the li garrison of the Phi-12

Jonathan said unto his armourlistines went out to the passage of q (CHAP. 14.) bearer, Come up after me: for the Michmash.

1 or, there

LORD hath delivered them into the CHAPTER XIV.

hand of Israel.

was a day. Jonathan goeth and miraculously

13 And Jonathan climbed up upon smiteth the Philistines' garrison. lach. 13.15. This hands and upon his feet, and his N OW 1 it came to pass upon a

armour-bearer after him: and m I day, that Jonathan the son of o called Ahl- they fell before Jonathan; and his Saul said unto the young man that


armour-bearer slew after him. bare his armour, Come, and let us

14 And that first slaughter, which

11.20. go over to the Philistines' garrison

Jonathan and his armour-bearer that is on the other side. But he c ch.4.21. made,was about twenty men, withtold not his father 2 And Saul tarried in the uttermostach

in as it were 4 an half acre of land, | 0 ch.2.28.

which a yoke of oxen might plough. part of Gibeah under a pomegra- e ch.13.23, 15 And there was trembling n in nate-tree which is in Migron: and 2 foot the host, in the field, and among all the people that were with him were

the people, the garrison, and the about a six hundred men;

f De.32.36.

spoilers,o they also trembled, and 3 And Ahiah b the son of Ahitub. Ju.7.4,7.

the earth quaked: so it was a 5 very I-chabod'sc brother, the son of Phi-12Ch. 14.11.

great trembling. nehas, the son of Eli, the LORD'S Ju.7.9-11. 16 And the watchmen of Saul in priest in Shiloh, wearing an ephod.d

Gibeah of Benjamin looked; and And the people knew not that Jo- 3 Be still.

behold, the multitude melted away, nathan was gone.

h Ge.24.14. and p they went on beating down 4 And between the passages, by

one another. which Jonathan sought to go overn

17 Then said Saul unto the people unto the Philistines' garrison,e there

that were with him, Number now, was a sharp rock on the one side, lich. 13.6. and see who is gone from us. And and a sharp rock on the other side:k 2Ki. 14.8. when they had numbered, behold, and the name of the one was Bozez,

Jonathan and his armour-bearer and the name of the other Seneh.

11 25a.5.24.

were not there. 5 The %forefront of the one was m Lev 08 18 And Saul said unto Ahian, situate northward over against

Bring hither the ark of God. For Michmash, and the other south- or, half a the ark of God was at that time ward over against Gibeah.

| furrow of with the children of Israel 6 And Jonathan said to the young an acre. 19 T And it came to pass while man that bare his armour, Come, n 2Ki.7.6.7. Saul talked r unto the priest, that and let us go over unto the garrison Job 18.11. the 6 noise that was in the host of the of these uncircumcised: it may be

Philistines went on and increased: that the LORD will work for us : O ch.13.17.

and Saul said unto the priest, With for there is no restraint to the LORD 5 trembling draw thine hand. to f save by many or by few

of God. 1 20 And Saul and all the people that 7 And his armour-bearer said unto

rer said unto


Ge.35.5. were with him 7 assembled them him, Do all that is in thine heart:

selves, and they came to the battle: turn thee; behold, I am with thee |

and behold, every man's s sword according to thy heart.

q2Sa. 15.24

was against his fellow, and there 8 Then said Jonathan, Behold, we


was a very great discomfiture. will pass overg unto these men, and Nu.27.21. 21 Moreover, the Hebrews that we will discover ourselves untol, them.


were with the Philistines before or, tumult.

that time, which went up with 9 If they say thus unto us, 3 Tarry 17 were cried them into the camp from the comme until we come to you, then we will together. try round about, even they also stand still in our place, and will not


turned to be with the Israelites that go up unto them. 10 But if they say thus, Come up


were with Saul and Jonathan

22 Likewise all the men of Isunto us, then we will go up for

Is. 19.2.

rael which had hid t themselves in the LORD hath delivered them into t ch.13.6. our hand, and this shall be a sign h

mount Ephraim, when they hearu unto us.

that the Philistines fled, even they 11 And both of them discovered

Ps.44.6.7. also followed hard after them 11 themselves unto the garrison of

Hos.1.7. the battle. the Philistines : and the Philistines luch, 18.5.

23 Sou the LORD saved Israel that said, Behold, the Hebrews come!

day: and the battle passed over V unto Beth-aven.

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Saul's unadvised adjurotion. ISAMUEL, XIV. Saul's strength and family. 24 And the men of Israel werel B. C. 1087. and spoil them until the morning distressed that day: for Saul had w

light, and let us not leave a man of adjured the people, saying, Cursed w Jos.6.26 them. And they said, Do whatbe the man that eateth any food

soever seemeth good unto thee.

con Ex.3.8. until evening, that I may be avenged a

Then said the priest. Let us draw

Nu, 13.27. on mine enemies. So none of the emies. SO wone I

near hither unto God.

Mat.3.4. people tasted any food.

37 And Saul asked counsel of God, 25 And all they of the land camely ch.30.12. Shall I go down after the Philisto a wood, and there was honeyc Pr.25,16. tines ? wilt thou deliver them into upon the ground. *

the hand of Israel? But b he an26 And when the people were come

8 or, weary.

swered him not that day. into the wood, behold, the honey z Lev.3.17. 38 And Saul said, Draw c ye near dropped; but no man put his hand 17.10. Ihither, all the 12 chief of the peoto his mouth; for the people feared


ple: and know and see wherein

24. the oath.

this sin hath been this day. 27 But Jonathan heard not when


poze. 39 For as d the LORD liveth, which his father charged the people withoor, dealt saveth Israel, though it be in Jonathe oath: wherefore he put forth treache than my son, he shall surely die. the end of the rod that was in his rously. But there was not a man among all hand, and dipped it in an honey-10 in his the people that answered him. comb, and put his hand to his hand. 140 Then said he unto all Israel, mouth; and y his eyes were enlight

Be ve on one side, and I and Jona

a Hos.8.14. ened.

than my son will be on the other 28 Then answered one of the peo- 11 that altar side. And the people said unto ple, and said, Thy father straightly

Saul, Do what seemeth good unto charged the people with an oath, to build

thee. saying, Cursed be the man that eat

unto the

41 Therefore Saul said unto the eth any food this day. And the peo


LORD God of Israel, 13 Give a perple were 8 faint.

fect lot.e And Saul and Jonathan 29 Then said Jonathan, My father

were taken: but the people 14 eshath troubled the land : see, I prayb ch.28.6. caped. you, how mine eyes have been en-ic ch.10.19.

| 42 And Saul said, Cast lots between lightened, because I tasted a little Jos.7.14, me and Jonathan my son. And of this honey.

&c. Jonathan was taken. 30 How much more, if haply the 12 corners. 143 Then Saul said to Jonathan, people had eaten freely to day of Ju.20.2.

Tell f me what thou hast done. the spoil of their enemies which

And Jonathan told him, and said, they found ? for had there not been


Ig did but taste a little honey with now a much greater slaughter 13 or, Shew the end of the rod that was in mine among the Philistines?

the inno

hand, and lo, I must die. 31 And they smote the Philistines cent. 44 And Saul answered, God h do that day from Michmash to Aijalon: le Pr. 16.33. So, and more also: for i thou shalt and the people were very faint. Acts 1.24. surely die, Jonathan. 32 And the people flew upon the 1& anant forth | 45 And the people said into Saul, spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and

Shall Jonathan die, who hath calves, and slew them on the ground: f Jon, 1.7-10. wrought this great salvation in and the people did eat them with g ver.27. Israel? God forbid; as the LORD the blood.

liveth, there shall not one hair k 33 Then they told Saul, saying, en they tola Sant saving n Ru.1.17.

of his head fall to the ground; for Behold, the people sin z against the i ver.39. he hath wrought with God l 'this LORD, in that they eat with the 2Sa. 14.11. jaay. Dom the people rescued Jonablood. And he said, Ye have 9 trans

1Ki. 1.52

than, that he died not. gressed: roll a great stone unto me L4.21.18. | 46 Then Saul went up from followthis day


|ing the Philistines: and the Philis34 And Saul said, Disperse your

Is. 13.3.

tines went to their own place. selves among the people, and say


| 47 | So Saul took the kingdom unto them, Bring me hither every Pbil.2 12,

over Israel, and fought against all man his ox, and every man his


his enemies on every side, against sheep, and slay them here, and eat;!

m Is.29,20,21.

Moab, and against the children of and sin not against the LORD in"

Ammon, n and against Edom, and eating with the blood. And all the n ch.11.11.

against the kings of Zobah, o and people brought every man his oxo 2Sa. 10.6. against the Philistines: and whi10 with him that night, and slew 150r, wrought thersoever he turned himself, he them there.

I mightily. vexed them. 35 And Saul a built an altar unto.

| 48 And he 15 gathered an host, and the LORD: 11 the same was the first

smote the Amalekites,p and delialtar that he built unto the LORD. ch.31.2.

vered Israel out of the hands of 115 o 11Ch.8.33. them that spoiled them.

49 Now the sons q of Saul were down after the Philistines by night,' -

shabught God for all hoe ground it


Samuel sendeth Saul


to destroy Amalek. Jonathan, and Ishui, and Melchi-1 B. C. 1087. | 10 | Then came the word of the shua: and the names of his two

LORD unto Samuel, saying, daughters were these; the name of 16 A biner. | 11 It n repenteth me that I have set the first-born Merab, and the name

ne r ch.9.1,2.

up Saul to be king: for he is turnof the younger Michal :

ed o back from following me, and 50 And the name of Saul's wifes ch.8.11. hath not performed my cominandwas Ahinoam, the daughter of Ahi-1

ments. And it grieved Samuel ; maaz: and the name of the cap- (CHAP. 15.) and he cried unto the LORD all tain of his host was 16 Abner, the a ch.9.16. night. son of Ner, Saul's uncle.

12 And when Samuel rose early

fb Ex. 17.8.14. 51 And Kish r was the father of

to meet Saul in the morning, it w:

De 25.17 Saul; and Ner, the father of Abner,


told Samuel, saying, Sanl came to was the son of Abiel.

Carmel, q and, behold, he set him 52 And there was sore war against

c Lev.27.28.
Jos. 6.17.21.

up a place, and is gone about, an the Philistines all the days of Saul :

passed on, and gone down to Gilgal and when Saul saw any strong d Nu.24.20. 13 And Samuel came to Saul: man, or any valiant man, hes took 1 or fought. and Saul said unto him, Blessed him unto him.

e Ju. 1.16.

be thou of the LORD: I laves per CHAPTER XV.

4.1. formed the commandment of the Samuel sendeth Saul to destroy


f Rev.18.4. 14 And Samuel said, What merasAMUEL also said unto Saul, a Nu.10.29. Jeth then this bleating of the sheen The LORD sent me to anoint

in mine ears, and the lowing of the thee to be king over his people, over 2 Ti.1.16. oxen which I hear? Israel : now therefore hearken

h Ge.2.11.

15 And Saul said, They have thou unto the voice of the words


brought them from the Amalekof the LORD.

ites : fort the people spared the 2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I i Ge. 16.7.

best of the sheep and of the oxen. remember that which Amalek diduki 20.30 to sacrifice unto the LORD thy to Israel, how b he laid wait for


God; and the rest we have utterly him in the way, when he came up,

destroyed. from Egypt.

1 ch.30.1.

| 16 Then Samuel said unto Sani, 3 Now go and smite Amalek, m ver.3,15. Stay, and I will tell thee what the and c utterly destroy all d that they

LORD hath said to me this migo have, and spare them not; but slay

2 or, second

And he said unto him, Say on. both man and woman, infant and

17 And Samuel said. When this suckling, ox and sheep, camel and m an wast little u m thine own siutat ass.

wast thou not made the head of the 4 And Saul gathered the people the people n ver.35.

tribes of Israel, and the LORD together, and numbered them in Ge.6.6.7. Sanointed thee king over Israel! Telaim, two hundred thousand 12Sa.24.16. 18 And the Lord sent thee on a footmen, and ten thousand men of Je.18.8, 10. journey, and said, Go, and utter Judah.

OIKi.9.6. destroy the sinners the Amalekite. 5 And Saul came to a city of Ama

and fight against them until the lek, and 1 laid wait in the valley.

3 be consumed. 6 T And Saul said unto the e ke-P

19 Wherefore then didst thou no nites,f Go, depart, get you down

obey the voice of the LORD, but from among the Amalekites, lest I . IKI.18.42. didst fly upon the spoil, and dis destroy you with them for yer Ju. 17.2.

evil in the sight of the LORD? showed kindness g to all the child

| 20 And Saul said unto Samoc ren of Israel when they came up Pr.28.13. Yea, I have obeyed the voice out of Egypt. So the Kenites de

the LORD, and have gone the WIF parted from among the Amalekites. t ver.9,21. which the LORD sent me, and have

7 And Saul smote the Analekiteschoo1 brought Agag the king of Amalek. from Havilahh until thou comest

and have utterly destroyed the to Shur, i that is over against 3 consume. Amalekites. Egypt.

21 But v the people took of the 8 And k he took Agas the king of u ver. 15.

spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief a the Amalekites, alive, and utterly l w Ps.50.8.9. the things which should have been destroyed all the people with the 51.16, 17. atterly destroyed, to sacrifice unte edge of the sword.

Pr.21.3. the LORD thy God in Gilgal 9 But Saul and the people sparedm

Is. 1.11-17. 22 And Samuel sud, Hath the Agag, and the best of the sheep,

Je.7.22.23. LORD as great delight in burntand of the oxen, and of the 2 fat


ferings and sacrifices, as in obes lings, and the lambs, and all that

He. 10.4-10.

ing the voice of the LORD! De was good, and would not utterly Ec.5.1. hold, to obey is I better than sucnt destroy them: but every thing that H0.6.6. fice, and to hearken than the is was vile and refuse, that they de

Mar. 12.33. of rams. stroyed utterly.

23 For rebellion is as the sin 284

? But this before hirely the London


Saul's humiliatron.

David anointed. 4 witchcraft. v and stubbornness is B. O, 1063. Ithe Beth-lehemite : fordi have as iniquity and idolatry.z Because

provided me a king among his thou hast rejected the word of the divination, sons. LORD, he a hath also rejected thee De. 18.10. | 2 And Samuel said. How can I from being king.

y Re.22.15.

go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. 24 T And Saul said unto Samuel,


And the LORD said, Take an heifer I have sinued : for I have trans


1 with thee, and say, I am come to gressed the commandment of the

O mne a ch.13.14.

3. sacrificee to the LORD. LORD, and thy words: because I Ex. 23.2. 1 3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, feared b the people, and obeyed Pr 99.23.

Pr.29.25. and I will show thee what thou their voice.

s.51.12. shalt do: and thou shalt anoint 25 Now therefore, I pray thee,1 Gal. 1.10. unto me him f whom I name unto pardon my sis, and turn again with c2Jno. 11. thee. me, that I may worship the LORD.dki. 11.30,14 And Samuel did that which the 25 Anu Samuel said unto Saul. Ich


LORD spake, and came to Bethwill not return with thee: for thou or, eternuty, lehem. And the elders of the town hast rejected the word of the

thal or, victory. trembled at his 2 coming, and said, LORD, and the Lord hath rejected

ile Nu.23.19.1

Comest thou peaceably? O thee from being king over Israel. O 13 | 5 And he said, Peaceably: I am 27 And as Samuel turned about Tit.1.2. come to sacrifice unto the LORD : to go away, he d laid hold upon fJno.6.44 sanctify h yourselves, and come the skirt of his mantle, and it rent. [ 12.43. with me to the sacrifice. And he

28 And Samuel said unto him, lg Ju.1.7. sanctified Jesse and his sons, and The LORD hath rent the kingdom h ver. 11. called them to the sacrifice. of Israel from thee this day, and Ps. 119.136.69 And it came to pass when hath given it to a neighbour of Jer. 13. 17. they were come, that he looked on thine, that is better than thou. (CHAP:10.) Eliah, i and said, Surely the LORD's 29 And also the 5 Strength of Is-a

Jer.7.16. rael will not lie e nor repent: for

17 But the LORD said unto Samuel,

11.14. he is not a man, that he should

Look not k on his countenance, or repent.

b ver, 15,23,

on the height of his stature; be30 Then he said, I have sinned: € 2K1.9.1.

cause I have refused him for ? yet honourf me now, I pray thee, www the LORD seeth not as man seeth: before the elders of my people, andd Ps.78.70. for man looketh on the 3 outward before Israel, and turn again with 89,19,20. appearance, m but the LORD Lookme, that I may worship the LORD!. Is.55.4. eth on the heart.n thy God.

1 in thine 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, 31 So Samuel turned again after hand and made him pass before Samuel. Saul; and Saul worshipped the

And he said, Neither hath the LORD LORD.

chosen this. 32 Then said Samuel, Bring ye 2 meeting

f De, 17.15,

| 9 Then Jesse made 4 Shammah hither to me Agag the king of the g IKi.2. 13.

to pass by. And he said, Neither Amalekites. And Agag came unto h Ex. 19.10. hath the LORD chosen this, nim delicately. And Agag said, 10 Again, Jesse made seven of his Surely the bitterness of death is Jos.3.5. sons to pass before Samuel. And

| ich,17.13. Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD 33 And Samuel said. As thyg called hath not chosen these. sword hath made women childless. Blinu, 11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, so shall thy mother be childless

Are here all thy children? And he among women. And Samuel hew

k Ps. 147.10.

said, There remaineth yet the ed Agag in pieces before the LORD


youngest, and behold, heo keepeth in Gilgal

3 eyes, 34 4 Then Samuel went to Ra

the sheep. And Samuel said unto m 2 Cor. 10.7. nIKi.8.39.

Jesse, send and fetch bim : for we mah; and Saul went up to hi Ch.28.9.

will not sit 5 down till he come house to Gibeah of Saul.

Ps.7.9 hither. 35 And Samuel came no more to Jer. 17.10. 12 And he sent, and brought him see Saul until the day of his death : Rev.2.23. in. Now he was ruddy,p and withnevertheless Samuel mourned h for 4 Shimean, al 6 of a beautiful countenance, Saul: and the LORD repented that 292,13.3. and goodly to look to. And the De had made Saul king over Is- Shimma, LORD said, Arise, anoint him : for rael.

1Ch.2.13. this is he. CHAPTER XVI.

o 2Sal.7.8. |

13 Then Samuel took the horn Samuel anointeth David.


of oil, and anointed him in the AND the LORD said unto Sa

5 round.

midst of his brethren: and the SpiA tauel, a How long wilt thou 6 fair of eyes.

p ch.17.42.

rity of the LORD came upon Damourn for Saul, seeing b I have re-lanh 10510 vid from that day forward. So Saeu num from reigning over Is- Ju. 16.20. muel rose up, and went to Ramah.

11 thine horn with oil, clsch, 18.10. 14 T But the Spirit of the LORD u go, I will send thee to Jesse

departedr from Saul, and an evil s

1C.27. 18. Aro hora ou mbil

me Das unto fore saim

Saul sendeth for David. 1 SAMUEL, XVII.

Gohath's challenge. spirit from the LORD 7 troubled B. C. 1063. whose height was six cubits and him.

a span, 15 And Saul's servants said unto

| 5 And he had an helmet of brass him. Behold now, an evil spirit or, terrified upon his head, and he was 8 armed from God troubleth thee.

with a coat of mail; and the weight 16 Let our lord now coinmand thy lt ver.23. of the coat was five thousand sheservants, which are before thee, to

kels of brass. seek out a man who is a cunning


6 And he had greaves of brass player on an harp: and it shall

upon his legs, and a 4 target of come to pass, when the evil spirit

brass between his shoulders. from God is upon thee, that he u 2Sa. 17 10. 7 And the staff c of his spear was shall play t with his hand, and

like a weaver's beam; and his thou shalt be well.

w 2Sa. 14.20 spear's head weighed six hundred 17 And Saul said unto his ser

shekels of iron : and one bearing a vants, Provide me now a man that ls or one

8 or, speech.

shield went before him. can play well, and bring him to me.

8 And he stood and cried unto the 18 Then answered one of the ser

armies of Israel, and said unto vants, and said, Behold, I have seen ver. 12.

them, Why are ye come out to set a son of Jesse the Beth-lehemite,

your battle in array ? Am not I a that is cunning in playing, and alych.18. 12-14. Philistine, and ye servants d to mighty valiant u man, and a mani

Saul ? choose you a man for you, of war, v and prudent w in 8 mat- Iz Pr.22.29. and let him come down to me. ters, and a comely x person, and

9 If he be able to fight with me, the LORD y is with him.

and to kill me, then will we be 19 | Wherefore Saul sent mes. a ver. 14, 16.

your servants : but if I prevail sengers unto Jesse, and said, Send

against him, and kill him, then me David thy son, which is with (CHAP. 17.) shall ye be our servants, and the sheep.

serve us. 20 And Jesse took an ass laden a 2 Ch.25.18. 10 And the Philistine said. I defy e with bread, and a bottle of wine, i

the armies of Israel this day, give and a kid, and sent them by David Jos, 15.35. me a man, that we may fight to his son unto Saul.

gether. 21 And David came to Saul, and 1 or, the 11 When Saul and all Israel heard stood before z him: and he loved coast of

those words of the Philistine, they him greatly; and he became his Dammim, were dismayed, and greatly atraid. armour-bearer.


12 Now David was the son f of 22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying,


that Ephrathite of Beth-lehemLet David, I pray thee, stand be


judah, whose name was Jesse; and fore me ; for he hath found favour

he had eight g sons: and the man in my sight.

2 ranged the

went among men for an old man in 23 And it came to pass, when the


the days of Saul. evil spirit a from God was upon

13 And the three eldest sons of Saul, that David took an harp, and

Jesse went and followed Saul to played with his hand: so Saul was

the battle : and the names of his refreshed, and was well, and the

three sons that went to the battle evil spirit departed from him. 3 clothed.

were Eliab the first-born, and next CHAPTER XVII.

unto him, Abinadab; and the third, Goliath cometh forth to challenge a 4 or, gorget. Shammah. combat with the Israelites.

14 And David was the youngest: TOW the Philistines gathered C 2Sa 21.19.

and the three eldest followed Saul. I together their armies to bat

15 But David went and returned tle, and were gathered together at d ch.8.17.

from Saul to feed h his father's Shochoh, a which b belongeth to

sheep at Beth-lehem. Judah, and pitched between Sho-e ver. 26.

12Sa. 21.21.

16 And the Philistine drew near choh and Azekah, in 1 Ephes-dam

morning and evening, and presentmim.

ed himself forty days. 2 And Saul and the men of Israel Ru.4.22.

17 And Jesse said unto David his were gathered together, and pitch

son, Take now for thy brethren an ed by the valley of Elah, and 2 set 51.10.10,11,

ephah of this parched corn, and the battle in array against the Phi-loch

these ten loaves, and run to the 16 listines.

camp to thy brethren: 3 And the Philistines stood on a 5 cheeses of 18 And carry these ten 5 cheeses mountain on the one side, and Is- milk. unto the captain of their thousand, rael stood on a mountain on the

and look i how thy brethren fare, other side and there was a valley G a thousand. and take their pledge. between them.

19 Now Saul, and they, and all And there went out a cham-li Ge.37.14. the men of Israel, were in the valley pion out of the camp of the Phi

of Elah, fighting with the Philislistines, named Goliath, of Gath,


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