1st Samuel 10

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The First Book of Samuel

Chapter 11


Then Nahash the Ammonite came up,4 and encamped4 against Jabeshgilead: 1568 and all the men of Jabesh said4 unto Nahash, Make3 a covenant with us, and we will serve4 thee.


And Nahash the Ammonite answered4 them, On this [condition] will I make4 [a covenant] with you, that I may thrust out2 all your right eyes, and lay1 it [for] a reproach upon all Israel.


And the elders of Jabesh said4 unto him, Give us seven days' respite,54 that we may send4 messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if [there be] no man to save56 us, we will come out1 to thee.


Then came4 the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told17 the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up4 their voices, and wept.4


And, behold, Saul came1 after the herd out of the field; and Saul said,4 What [aileth] the people that they weep?4 And they told17 him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.


And the Spirit of God came4 upon Saul when he heard2 those tidings, and his anger was kindled4 greatly.


And he took4 a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces,17 and sent17 [them] throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying,2 Whosoever cometh not forth6 after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done11 unto his oxen. And the fear of the LORD fell4 on the people, and they came out4 with one consent.


And when he numbered4 them in Bezek, the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.


And they said4 unto the messengers that came,6 Thus shall ye say4 unto the men of Jabeshgilead, 1568 To morrow, by [that time] the sun be hot, ye shall have help. And the messengers came4 and shewed55 [it] to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.4


Therefore the men of Jabesh said,4 To morrow we will come out4 unto you, and ye shall do1 with us all that seemeth good unto you.


And it was [so] on the morrow, that Saul put4 the people in three companies; and they came4 into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew55 the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained12 were scattered,4 so that two of them were not left8 together.


And the people said4 unto Samuel, Who [is] he that said,6 Shall Saul reign4 over us? bring3 the men, that we may put them to death.55


And Saul said,4 There shall not a man be put to death93 this day: for to day the LORD hath wrought1 salvation in Israel.


Then said4 Samuel to the people, Come,3 and let us go4 to Gilgal, and renew17 the kingdom there.


And all the people went4 to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king55 before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed4 sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced4 greatly.

1st Samuel 12





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