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aroth : but now delive: us out of the hand 3 And Jonathan smole the garrison of the of onr enemies, and we will serve thee. Philistines that was in Geba: and the Philis.

11 And the Lord sent Jerubhaal, and Be- tines beard of it. And Saul Hew the trum. dan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and deliver- pet throughout all the land, saying, Let the ed you out of the hand of your enemies on Hebrews hear. every side, and ye divelled sale.

4 And all Israel beard say that S ul had 12 And when ye saw that Nahash, the smitten a garrison of the Philistines, : ad that king of the children of Ammou, came against Israel also was had in abomination ith the you. ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall Philistines. And the people were ci sed 19reign over 119; when the LORI) your God gether after Saul to Gilgal. was yazır king.

61 and the Philistines gathered then selves 13 Now tlierefore behold the king whom together to fight with Israel, thirty th usand je have chosen, anul wbom ve have desired! chariots, and six thousand borsemes, and xid, behold, the Lord hath set a king over people as the sand winch is on the sei shore you.

in multitude ; and they came up and p tched 14 If ye will fear the Lord, and serve him, in Michimasli, pastu ard from Beih-ave i. and obey his voice, and not rebel against the 6.91 lihen the men of Israel saw tha they commandment of the Lord; then shall both were in a strail, (for the people were di reag. ye, and also the king that reignetlı over you, ed.) then the people did hide themselvs is continue following the LORD your God: caves, and in dickets, and in rocks, ad in

15 Bui if ye will not obey tle voice of the high places, and in pits. i.ord, but rel'elagainst the commandment of 7 And some of the llebrews went over Jor. the Lord), then stall the land of the LORD dan to the land of Ciad and Gilead : a: for be against you, as it was against your fathers. Saul, le uus yet in Gilgal, and all the people

16 1 Now therefore stand and see this followed him trembling. great thing which the LORD will do before 8 9 And le jarried seven days, accorsling your eyes

to the set time that Samuel had appointei , 17 Is it not wheat-harvest 10-day? I will call but Samuel rame not to Gilgal; and the peon unto the Lord, and be shall send ihunder and ple were scattered from him. rain; thal ye may perceive ana see that your 9 And Saul said, Bring bither a burnt-ofwickedness is great, which ye have done in Sering to me, and peace offerings. And be the sight of the Lord, in asking you a king: offered the burnt-oftering.

18 So Samuel called unto the Lord; and 10 And it came to pass, that as soon as he the Lord sent thunder and rain that day: had made an end of offering the burnt-offerand all the people greatly feared the Lord ing, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went and Samuel

out to meet bim, that he might salute bim. 19 And all the people said unto Samuel, 11 11 And Samuel said, "What liast thou Pray for tły servants untu the Lord thy God, done? And Saul said, Because I saw that that we die not: for we have added unic all the people were scattered from me, and that our sins this evil, to ask us a king.

thoui caines: not within the days appointed, 20 I And Samuel said unto the people, Fear and that the Philistines gailiered themselves not: (ve have done all this wickedness; yel together at Miciimash; turn not aside irom following the Lord, but 12 Tirerefore, said 1, The Philistine will serve the LORD with all your heart; come down now upon me lo Gilgal, and I

21 And turn ye noi aside: for then should have not madr supplication unto ile Loki ye go after vain things, which cannot protit I forced myself therefore, and offered a burninor deliver; for they are vain :)

offering. 22 For the Lord willaot forsake his peo 13 And Samuel said to Saal, Thon has ple for his great name's sake: because it hath done foulishly thou hast not kept the compleased :he LORD to make you his people. mandment of the LORD thy God, which he

23 Moreover, as for me, ciod forbid that I commanded thee ; for now would the LORD should siu against the Lonn in ceasing whave established thy kingdom upon 'srael for pray for you : but I will teach you the good ever. and the right way.

14 B:ll now thy kingdom shall not con-, 24 Only tear the LORD, and serve him in tinue: the low latlı sorglit nim a man als truth with all your heart: for consider how ler his own beart, and the Lord hath com. great things lie hath done for you.

manded him to be captain over liis people, 23 But il ye shall still do wickedly, ve shall because thou hast not kept thot which the be consumed, bow ye and your king. LORli commanded thee. CHÅP. XII.

15 And Sairun arose, and gat him up from S. AUL reigned nne year; ar: when he had Gilgal unto Gibean of Benjamin: and Saud reigned two years over lsrael,

numbered the people that irere present with 2 Saul close him three inousand men of him, about six bundred men, Israel; wohereof in thousand were withi Saul 10 And Saul, and Jonathan his son.and the in Miclimasla and in moun: Beah-el, and a people thut were present with them, anh xio thousand were Win Jonathan in Gibeah of in Gibeab of Benjamin : but the Philistine Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent encamped in Michması. fuery man to his tent.

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Klie Philstines in three companies : one; 11 And both of them discovered theinselves mpany turned unto the way thul leudeth to urito the garrison of the Philistines, and the phirah, unto the land of Shual:

Philistines said, Behold, the Hehrews coma '18 And another company turned the way forth out of the holes where they had bid lo Beth-bron: and another company turned themselves. to the way of the border that lookeil to the 12 And the men of the garrison answered valley of Zeboim, toward the wilderness. Jonathan and his armour-bearer, and said,

191 Now there was no smith found througl.- Come up to us, and we will shew you a thing. cut all the land of Israel; for the Philistines And Jonatlian said unto his armour-bearer, said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or Come up after me; for the LORD hath deli. spears:

vered them into the hand of Israel, 20 But all the Israelites went down to the 13 And Jonathan climbed up upon lis Philistines, to sharpen every man bis share. hands and upon his feet, and his armoar. and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock, bearer after him: and they fell before Jona.

21 Yet they liad a file for the inattocks, and than; and his armour-bearer slew after luim. for the couliers, and for the forks, and for It And that first slaughter, which Jonathan the axes, and to sharpen the goads. and his armour-bearer made, was about

22 So it came to pass, in the day of battle, twenty men, within as it were an lialf-acre that there was neithersword nor spear found of land, which a yoke of oxen might plow. in the liand of any of the people that were 15 And there was trembling in the host, in with Saul and Jonathan : but witli Saul, and the field, and among all the people ; the garwith Jonathan his son, was there found. rison, and the spoilers, they also trembled,

23 And the garrison of the Philistines went and the earth quaked : so it was a very great out to the passage of Miclunash.

trembling CUAP. XIV.

16 And the watchmen of Saulin Gibeah it came to pass upon a day, that of Benjamin looked; and, behold, the mulJonathan the son of Saul said unto the titude melted away, and they wert on beatyoung man that bare his armour, Come, ing down one another. and let us go over to the Philistines' garri. 179 Then said Saul unto the people that son that is on the other side. But he told not were with lin, Number now, and see who his father.

is g le froin us. And when they had num2 And Saul tarried in the uttermost part of bered, behold, Jonathan and his armourGibeah, under a pomegranate-tree which is bearer were not there. in Migron : and the people that were with 18 And Saul said unto Aliah, Bring hither Win were about six hundred men;

the ark of God: (for the ark of God was at 3 And Ahiali, the son of Ahilub, 1-cliabod's that time with the children of Israel.) brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, 19 1 And it came to pass, while Saúltalked the LORD's priest in Shiloli, wearing an unto the priest, that the noise that was in ephod. And ihe people knew not that Jona- the liost of the Philistines went on and inthan was gone.

creased : and Saul said unto the priesi, l'iti44 And between the passages, loy which draw thine hand. Jonathan sought to go over unto ile Phi 2 And Saul and all the people that were listine' garrison, there was a sharp rock on with him assembled themselves, and they the one side, and a sharp rock on the other came to the battle; and, behold, every man's side: and the name of the one was Bozez, sword was against his fellow, and ihere was and the name of the other Seneh.

a very great discomfiture. 5 The fore-front of the one was situate 21 Moreover, the Hebrews that were with northward over against Michniaslı, and the the Philistines before that time, which went other southward over against Gibeah. up with them into the camp from the coun

6 Aud Jonathan said to the yomg man tru round about, even they also turned to be that bare his armour, Come, and let us go with the Israelites that were with Saul and over unto the garrison of these uncircumcis. Jonatlian. ed; it may be thral the LORD will work for 02 Likewise all the men of Israel which w for there is no restraint to the LORD to lad liid themselves in mount Ephraim, ulen save by many or by few.

they beard that the Plulistines fied, even they 7 and his armour-bearer said unto hin, aisó followed liard after them in the battle. Do all that is in thine leart: ium three; be 3 Soluc LORD saved Israel that day: and hold, I am with thee according to thy heart. the batile passed over to Beth-aven.

8 Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass 21 And the men of Israel were distressed over unto these men, and we will discover that day: for Saul had aajured the people, ourselves upto them:

saying, Cursed be the marshat eateth any 9 If they say thus unto us, Tarry until we food until evening, that I may be avenged cu come to you ; then we will stand still in our inine enemins. So none of ihe people tasted place, and will not go up unto them.

10 But if they say thu:, Come up anto us; 25 And all they of the la Icaine to a wool; diep we will go up: for the LORD hath de- and there was honey u' the grolina. livered them into our land ; and this shull 26 And when the pople were come into

any food.

no man put his hand to his mouth: for the 42 And Saul said, Cast lots between me cho people feared the oath.

Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was take27 But Jonathan heard not when his father 43 Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell m charged the people with the oath: where-what thou hast done. And Jonathan told fore he put forth the end of the rod that was bim, and said, I did but taste a little honey in his hand, and dipped it in an honey-comb, with the end of the rod that was in miue and put his hand to his mouth ; and bis eyes hand, and, lo, I must die. were enlightened.

44 And Sau! answered, God do so and more 23 Then answered one of the people, and also : for thou shalt surely die, Jonathan. said, Thy father straitly charged the people 45 And the people said unto Saul, Sha!! with an oatli, saying, Cursed be the man that Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great eateth any food this day. And the people salvation in Israe!? God forbid: as the Lord were faini.

liveth, there shall not one liair of his head 29 Then said Jonathan, My father hath fall to the ground; for he hath wrought with roubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine God this day. So the people rescued Jonaeyes have been enlightened, because I tasted than, that he died not. a little of this honey;

46 Then Saul went up from following the 30 How much more, if haply the people Philistines; and the Philistines went to their had eaten freeiy to-day of the spoil of their own place. enemies which ihey found ? for bad there not 47 So Saul took the kingdom over Israel, been gow a much greater siaughter among and fought against all his enemies on every the Philistines ?

side, against Moab, and against the children 31 1 And they smote the Philistines that day of Ammon, and against Edom, and against from Miclimash to Ajalon : and the people the kings of Zobals, and against the Philiswere very faint.

tipes ; and whithersoever he lurned himself, 32 And the people flew upon the spoil, and he vexed them. took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew 48 And he gathered an liost, and smote the them on the ground : and the people did eat Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of this them with the blood.

hands of them that spoiled them, 33 1 Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, 10 5 Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, the people sin against the Lord, in that they and Istui, and Melchi-shua: and the namy eat with the blood. And he said, Ye have trans- of his two daughters uere these; the name gressed: roll a great stone unto me this day. of the first-born Merab, and the pame of the

31 And Saul said, Disperse yourselves younger Michal: among the people, and say unto them, Bring 50 And the name of Saul's wife ras Alime hitler every man his ox, and every man noam, the daughter of Ahiinaaz; and the his sheep, and slay them here, and eat; and name of the captain of liis lost, was Ahner, sin not against the Lord in eating with the the son of Ner, Saul's uncle : blood. And all the people brought every 51 And Kish as the father of Saul; and man his ox with bim that night, and slew Ner, the father of Abner. was the son of Abiel them there.

5. And there was sore war against the Phi. 35 | And Saul built an altar unto the Lord; listines all the days of Saul; and when Saul the same was the first allar tnat he built un- saw any strong man, or any valiaui man, he to the LORD.

took him unto him 36 1 And Saul said, Let us go ciown aster

CHLAP. XV.

SALT L also said onto Saul The Lord the inorning-ligiit, ani let us not leave a inan sent me to anoint thee to king over his of them. And they said, !o whatsoever people, over Israel: now therefore bearken seemeth good unto thee. Then said the thou unto the voice of the words of the LURD). priest, Let us drax near hither unto God. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Irenem

37 LAW Saul asked counsel or God, Shall bei thut which Amalek did to Israe', how ne I go down after the Philistines ? wilt thou iaid rail for him in the way, whira lie came deliver them into the hand of Israel? But he up from Egypt. answered him not that day.

3 Now go and smile Amalek, and utter :18 Aud Saul said, Draw ye near hither destroy all that they bave, and spare the all the chief of the people; and know and see not; but slay betii man and woman, ita wherein this sin liath been this day : and suckling, ox and sheep, camel aud ans

3: For, as the Lord liveth, wliich saveth 4 And Saul gathered the people together Israel, Hough it be in Jonathan my son, he and numbered them in Telaim, iwo hundre sball surely die. But there will not a man thousand footinen, and len thousand mea among all the people that answered him. Judab.

H0 Then said he into all Israel, Be ye on 5 and Saul came to a city of Amalek, and one side, and I and Jonathan my son will be laid wait in the valley. on the other side. And the people said upto 6 9 And Saul said unto the Kenites, Go, Saul, Do wliai seemeth good unto thee. deparı, get you down írom among the Ama

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was higher than any of the people, from bis 11 And it was so on the morrow, that Saul shoalders and upward

put the people in three companies ; and they 24 And Samuel said to all the people, See came into the midst of the host in the mornqe him when the Lord bath chosen, that ing-watch, and slew the Ammonites until the there is none like him among all the people heat of the day : and it came to pass, that And all the people shouted, and said, God they which remained were scattered, so that save the king.

two of them were not left toge!lier. 25 Then Samuel told the people the man 12 And the people said unto Samuel, Who cer of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring and laid it up before the Lord. And Sam- the men that we may put them to death. gel sent all the people away, every man 10

13 And Saul said, Thare shall not a man his house.

be put to death this day : for to-day the LORD 2 And Saul ako went home to Gibcalı; hath wrought salvation in Israel. and there went with him a band of men, 14! Then said Samuel to the people, Come, whose hearts God had touched.

and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the king 27 But the children of Belia! said, How dom there. shall this man save us? And they despised 15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and bim, and brought him no presents : but he there they made Saul king before the LORD held his peace.

in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacriCHAP. XI.

fices of peace-offerings before the LORD; THEN Nahash the Ammonite came up, and there Saul and all the men of Israel reud all the men of Jahesh said unto Nahash,

CHAP. XII.
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I have hearkened unto your voice iu ali 2 And Salash the Ammonite answered tliat ve said unto me, and have made a king dem. On this condition will I make a core over you. nant with you, that I may thrus! out all your 2 And now, behold, the king walketh beright eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all fore you : and I am old and gray-headed Israel.

and, bebold, my sons are with you : and i 3 And the elders of Jahesh said unto him, I have walked before you from my childhood Give us seven days respite, that we may send unto this day. messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and 3 Bebold, here I am : witness against me hen, if there be no man to save us, we will before the LORD, and before his anointed; come out to thee.

whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have 4 $ Then came the messengers to Gibeah I taken? or whom lave I defrauded? whom of Saul, and told the tidings in the earz of have I oppressed ? cr of whose hand have 1 the people: and all the people lifted up their received any bribe to blind mine eyes therevoices, and wept.

with ? and I will restore it you. 5 And, behold, Saul came after the herd 4 And they said, Thou hast not defrauded out of the field ; and Saul said. What ailethue, por oppressed us, neither last thou laken he people that they weep: And they told ought of any man's hand. aim the Liding of the unen of Jabese. 5 And he said unto them, The Lord is

6 And the Spirit of God came upon Saul witness against you, ard his anointed is wito when he heard thor tidings, and liis anger ness this day, that ye have not found onght was kindled greatly.

in my land.

And they answered, He is 7 And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed witness. them in pieces, and sent them throughout all 6 And Samuel said unto the people, It is de coasts of Israel by the lands of messen- the Lord that advanced Moses and Aaron, pers, saying, Whosoever cometb not forth and that brought your fathers up out of wie Bfier Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be land of Egypt. done unto his oxen. And the fear of thel 7 Now therefore stand still, that I may reaLord fell on the people, and they cane outsson with yon before the Lord of all the righte. with one consent.

ous acts of the LORD), which lie did to you 8 And when he numbered them in Bezek, and to your fatiers. the children of Israel were three hundred * When Jacob was come into Egypt, and housand, and the men of Judah thirty thou- your fathers cried unto the LORD then the sand

LORD sont Moses and Aaron, winch broaglit 9 And they said unto the messengers that forth your fathers out of Egypt, and made came, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Ja-them dwell in this place. besh-gilead, Tomorrow, by that time the sun 4 And when they forgaithe LORD their God, be bol, ye shall have help. Aud the messen- he sold them into the land of Sisera, captain gers came and shewed it to the men off of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of the Jahesh ; and they were glad.

Philistines, and into the land of the king of 10 Therefore the men of Jabesh said, To-Moab); and they fought against them. Inorrow we will come oul unto you,'ani! ye 10 And they cried unto the LORD, and said, shall do with us all that seemeil good untu We have sinned, because we liave forsaken you.

the Lord, and have served Bealm and Asti,

mroth : but now delive: us out of the hand 3 And Jonathan smote the garrison of the of onr enemies, and we will serve thee. Philistines that was in Gela : and the Philis

11 And the Lord sent Jerubhaal, and Betines heard of it. And Saul blew the trun. dan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and deliver- pet throughout all the land, saying, Let the ed you out of the hand of your enemies on Hebrews hear. every side, and ye divelled sale.

4. And all Israel beard say that S ul had 12 And when ye saw that Nalash, the smitten a garrison of the Philistines, i od that king of the children of Ammon, came against Israel al:o wa liad in abomination ith the you. ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall Philistines. And the people were ci ed io. reign over us; when the LORD your God gether alier Saul to Gilgal. was your king.

öf And the Philistines gathered the selves 13. Now tlierefore behold the king whom together to fight with Irael, thirty ih usand Je have chosen, unul whom ve have desired! chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and and, beheld, the Lord liath set a king over people as the sand which is on the se: shore you

in multitude; and they came up and p lehed 14 If ye will fear the Lord, and serve him, in Miclmaslı, eastward from Beil ave i. and obey his voice, and not rebel against the 6.4 When the men or Israel saw iha tipy .commandment of the LORD; then shall both were in a trail, (for the people were di recs ye, and also the king that reigneth over you, ed.) then the people did bide theinselves in continue following the LORD your God: caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in

15 Bui il re will not obey the voice of the high places, and in pits. I.ORD, bet rel'elagainst the commandment of 7 And some of the llebrews went over Jurthe Lord, then shall the liand of the Lord kan to the land of Ciad and Gilead: as for hengainst you, as it was against your fathers, Saul, he uns vetin Gilgal, and all the people

16 1 Now therefore stand and see this followed lim trembling. great thing whicl: the LORD will do before 89 And he larried seven days, accor ling your eyes

10 die set time that Samuel hid appointeu , 17 Is it not wheat-harvest to-day? I will call but Samuel came not w (ulgal; and the peounto the Lord, and he shall sendihunder and ple were scattere from lun. rain; that ye may perceive an see that your 9 And Saul said, Bring bither a burnt-ofwickedness is great, which ve have done in Sering to me, and peace offerings. And be the sight of the Lorn, in asking you a king offered the burnt-olering.

18 So Samuel called unto the LORD ; and 10 And it came to pass that as soon as he the lord sent thunder and rain that day: had made an end of offering the burnt-offerand all the people greatly feared the Lokning, behoid, Samuel came; and Saul went and Samuel.

out to meet him, tai be miglit salute liim. 19 And all the people said unto Samuel, 11 1 And Samuel said, Ilat last thou Pray for thy servants unto the LORD thy God, done? And Saul said, Because I saw that that we die not: for we have added inte all the people were scattered from me, and that our sins this evil, to ask us a king.

thoni caines: not within the days appointed, 201 And Samuel said unto the people, Fear and that the Philistines gailiered themselves not: (ve have done all this wickedness; yet together at Michmaslı ; turn not asitle from following the LORD, but 1. Therefore, said I, The Philistines will serve the LORD with all your heart ; come down! Now opon me lo Gilgal, and I

21 And turn ye hot aside: for then should have not made splication unto ile Lori) ye go after vain things, which cannot profitil forced myself therefore, and oilered a burnic nor deliver; for they are vain.)

offering. 22 For the Lord will not forsake his peo. 13 And Samuel said to Saul. Thou lası ple for his great name's sake: because it hath done foolishly thou hast not kept the compleased :he Lord 10 make you his people. mandment of the LORD thy God, which he

23 Moreover, as for mo, iiod forbidihat I commanded thee ; for now would the Lord should sin against the Loup in ceasing to have established ily kingdom upou ‘srael for pray for you : but I will teach you the good ever. and the riglit way.

14 B:1t now thy kingilom shall not con-, 24 Only tear the LORD, and serve him in tinue: the Loru hath sosiglit mim a man ais! truth with all your heart : for consider how ler his own beari, on the LORD liat com. great things he hath done for you.

manded him to be captain over liis people, 25 But il ye shall still do wickedly, ye shall because thou hast not kept thot which the be consumers, bou ye and your king. LORN connmanied rice. CÁP. KI.

15 And Sairuel arose, and gat him up firm SAUL reigned me year; and when be liad Gilgalt sealse benamin: and sa

numbered the people that were with 2 Saul chose him three toousand men of lin. about six lundred men. Israel ; whereof the thousand were siti Saul lo And Saul, and Jonatan bis son and the in Miclimaslı and, moun: Berh-el, and a pople thul lieve present with then, ahula thousand were Win Jonathan in Gibeah oh in Gileab of Benjamin : but the Philistines Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent encamped in Michmadi. every man to his tent.

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