1 H1961 Now it came H3117 to pass on a day, H3129 that Jonathan H1121 the son H7586 of Saul H559 said H5288 to the young H5375 man that bore H3627 his armor, H3212 Come, H5674 and let us go H5674 over H6430 to the Philistines’ H4673 garrison, H5676 that is on the other H5676 side. H5046 But he told H1 not his father.
2 H7586 And Saul H3427 tarried H7097 in the uttermost H1390 part of Gibeah H8478 under H7416 a pomegranate H834 tree which H4051 is in Migron: H5971 and the people H8337 that were with him were about six H3967 hundred H376 men;
3 H281 And Ahiah, H1121 the son H285 of Ahitub, H350 Ichabod’s H251 brother, H1121 the son H6372 of Phinehas, H1121 the son H5941 of Eli, H3068 the LORD’s H3548 priest H7887 in Shiloh, H5375 wearing H646 an ephod. H5971 And the people H3045 knew H3129 not that Jonathan H1980 was gone.
4 H996 And between H4569 the passages, H834 by which H3129 Jonathan H1245 sought H5674 to go H5674 over H6430 to the Philistines’ H4673 garrison, H8127 there was a sharp H5553 rock H2088 on the one H5676 side, H8127 and a sharp H5553 rock H2088 on the other H5676 side: H8034 and the name H259 of the one H949 was Bozez, H8034 and the name H259 of the other H5573 Seneh.
5 H8127 The forefront H259 of the one H4690 was situate H6828 northward H4136 over H4136 against H4363 Michmash, H259 and the other H5045 southward H4136 over H4136 against H1390 Gibeah.
6 H3083 And Jonathan H559 said H5288 to the young H5375 man that bore H3627 his armor, H3212 Come, H5674 and let us go H5674 over H4673 to the garrison H428 of these H6189 uncircumcised: H3068 it may be that the LORD H6213 will work H369 for us: for there is no H4622 restraint H3068 to the LORD H3467 to save H7227 by many H176 or H4592 by few.
7 H5375 And his armor bearer H3627 H559 said H6213 to him, Do H3605 all H3824 that is in your heart: H5186 turn H2005 you; behold, H3824 I am with you according to your heart.
8 H559 Then said H3083 Jonathan, H2009 Behold, H5674 we will pass H5674 over H582 to these men, H1540 and we will discover ourselves to them.
9 H518 If H559 they say H3541 thus H1826 to us, Tarry H5704 until H5060 we come H5975 to you; then we will stand H8478 still in our place, H5927 and will not go up to them.
10 H518 But if H559 they say H3541 thus, H5927 Come H5927 up to us; then we will go H3068 up: for the LORD H5414 has delivered H3027 them into our hand: H2088 and this H226 shall be a sign to us.
11 H1540 And both of them discovered H4673 themselves to the garrison H6430 of the Philistines: H6430 and the Philistines H559 said, H2009 Behold, H5680 the Hebrews H3318 come H3318 forth H2356 out of the holes H834 where H8033 H2244 they had hid themselves.
12 H582 And the men H4675 of the garrison H6030 answered H3129 Jonathan H5375 and his armor bearer, H3627 H559 and said, H5927 Come H3045 up to us, and we will show H1697 you a thing. H3129 And Jonathan H559 said H5375 to his armor bearer, H3627 H5927 Come H310 up after H3068 me: for the LORD H5414 has delivered H3027 them into the hand H3478 of Israel.
13 H3129 And Jonathan H5927 climbed H3027 up on his hands H7272 and on his feet, H5375 and his armor bearer H3627 H310 after H5307 him: and they fell H6440 before H3129 Jonathan; H5375 and his armor bearer H3627 H4191 slew H310 after him.
14 H7223 And that first H4347 slaughter, H834 which H3129 Jonathan H5375 and his armor bearer H3627 H5221 made, H6242 was about twenty H376 men, H2677 within as it were an half H4618 acre H7704 of land, H6776 which a yoke of oxen might plow.
15 H2731 And there was trembling H4264 in the host, H7704 in the field, H3605 and among all H5971 the people: H4673 the garrison, H7843 and the spoilers, H1571 they also H2729 trembled, H776 and the earth H7264 quaked: H430 so it was a very H430 great H2731 trembling.
16 H6822 And the watchmen H7586 of Saul H1390 in Gibeah H1144 of Benjamin H7200 looked; H2009 and, behold, H1995 the multitude H4127 melted H3212 away, and they went H1986 on beating down one another.
17 H559 Then said H7586 Saul H5971 to the people H6485 that were with him, Number H4994 now, H7200 and see H4310 who H1980 is gone H6485 from us. And when they had numbered, H2009 behold, H3129 Jonathan H5375 and his armor bearer H3627 were not there.
18 H7586 And Saul H559 said H281 to Ahiah, H5066 Bring H5066 here H727 the ark H430 of God. H727 For the ark H430 of God H3117 was at that time H1121 with the children H3478 of Israel.
19 H1961 And it came H5704 to pass, while H7586 Saul H1696 talked H3548 to the priest, H1995 that the noise H4264 that was in the host H6430 of the Philistines H3212 went H7227 on and increased: H7586 and Saul H559 said H3548 to the priest, H622 Withdraw H3027 your hand.
20 H7586 And Saul H3605 and all H5971 the people H2199 that were with him assembled H935 themselves, and they came H4421 to the battle: H2009 and, behold, H376 every man’s H2719 sword H7453 was against his fellow, H3966 and there was a very H1419 great H4103 discomfiture.
21 H5680 Moreover the Hebrews H6430 that were with the Philistines H865 before H8032 that time, H834 which H5927 went H4264 up with them into the camp H5439 from the country round H1571 about, even they also H6437 turned H3478 to be with the Israelites H7586 that were with Saul H3129 and Jonathan.
22 H3605 Likewise all H376 the men H3478 of Israel H2244 which had hid H2022 themselves in mount H669 Ephraim, H8085 when they heard H6430 that the Philistines H5127 fled, H1571 even they also H1692 followed H1692 hard H310 after H4421 them in the battle.
23 H3068 So the LORD H3467 saved H3478 Israel H3117 that day: H4421 and the battle H5674 passed H5674 over H1007 to Bethaven.
24 H376 And the men H3478 of Israel H5065 were distressed H3117 that day: H7586 for Saul H422 had adjured H5971 the people, H559 saying, H779 Cursed H376 be the man H398 that eats H3899 any food H5704 until H6153 evening, H5358 that I may be avenged H341 on my enemies. H3808 So none H5971 of the people H2938 tasted H3605 any H3899 food.
25 H3605 And all H776 they of the land H935 came H3293 to a wood; H1706 and there was honey H7704 on the ground.
26 H5971 And when the people H935 were come H413 into H3293 the wood, H2009 behold, H1706 the honey H1982 dropped; H369 but no H5381 man put H3027 his hand H6310 to his mouth: H5971 for the people H3372 feared H7621 the oath.
27 H3129 But Jonathan H8085 heard H1 not when his father H7650 charged H5971 the people H7650 with the oath: H7971 why he put H7971 forth H7097 the end H4294 of the rod H3027 that was in his hand, H2881 and dipped H3295 it in an honeycomb, H1706 H7725 and put H3027 his hand H6310 to his mouth; H5869 and his eyes H215 were enlightened.
28 H6030 Then answered H5971 one of the people, H559 and said, H1 Your father H7650 straightly charged H5971 the people H7650 with an oath, H559 saying, H779 Cursed H376 be the man H398 that eats H3899 any food H3117 this day. H5971 And the people H5774 were faint.
29 H559 Then said H3129 Jonathan, H1 My father H5916 has troubled H776 the land: H7200 see, H4994 I pray H3588 you, how H5869 my eyes H215 have been enlightened, H3588 because H2938 I tasted H4592 a little H2088 of this H1706 honey.
30 H637 How H637 much H637 more, H3863 if H3863 haply H5971 the people H398 had eaten H3117 freely to day H7998 of the spoil H341 of their enemies H834 which H4672 they found? H6258 for had there not been now H7235 a much greater H4347 slaughter H6430 among the Philistines?
31 H5221 And they smote H6430 the Philistines H3117 that day H4363 from Michmash H357 to Aijalon: H5971 and the people H3966 were very H5774 faint.
32 H5971 And the people H6213 flew H7998 on the spoil, H3947 and took H6629 sheep, H1241 and oxen, H1121 and calves, H1242 H7819 and slew H776 them on the ground: H5971 and the people H398 did eat H1818 them with the blood.
33 H5046 Then they told H7586 Saul, H559 saying, H2009 Behold, H5971 the people H2398 sin H3068 against the LORD, H398 in that they eat H1818 with the blood. H559 And he said, H898 You have transgressed: H1556 roll H1419 a great H68 stone H3117 to me this day.
34 H7586 And Saul H559 said, H6327 Disperse H5971 yourselves among the people, H559 and say H5066 to them, Bring H5066 me here H376 every man H7794 his ox, H376 and every man H7716 his sheep, H7819 and slay H2088 them here, H398 and eat; H2398 and sin H3068 not against the LORD H398 in eating H1818 with the blood. H3605 And all H5971 the people H5066 brought H376 every man H7794 his ox H3915 with him that night, H7819 and slew H8033 them there.
35 H7586 And Saul H1129 built H4196 an altar H3068 to the LORD: H2490 the same was the first H4196 altar H1129 that he built H3068 to the LORD.
36 H7586 And Saul H559 said, H3381 Let us go H3381 down H310 after H6430 the Philistines H3915 by night, H962 and spoil H5704 them until H1242 the morning H216 light, H7604 and let us not leave H376 a man H559 of them. And they said, H6213 Do H3605 whatever H5869 seems H2896 good H559 to you. Then said H3548 the priest, H7126 Let us draw near H1988 here H430 to God.
37 H7586 And Saul H7592 asked H430 counsel of God, H3381 Shall I go H3381 down H310 after H6430 the Philistines? H5414 will you deliver H3027 them into the hand H3478 of Israel? H6030 But he answered H3117 him not that day.
38 H7586 And Saul H559 said, H5066 Draw you near H1988 here, H3605 all H6438 the chief H5971 of the people: H3045 and know H7200 and see H4100 wherein H2088 this H2403 sin H1961 has been H2088 this H3117 day.
39 H3068 For, as the LORD H2416 lives, H3467 which saves H3478 Israel, H3588 though H518 H3129 it be in Jonathan H1121 my son, H3588 he shall surely H4191 die. H3605 But there was not a man among all H5971 the people H6030 that answered him.
40 H559 Then said H3605 he to all H3478 Israel, H259 Be you on one H5676 side, H3129 and I and Jonathan H1121 my son H259 will be on the other H5676 side. H5971 And the people H559 said H7586 to Saul, H6213 Do H5869 what seems H2896 good to you.
41 H7586 Therefore Saul H559 said H3068 to the LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel, H3051 Give H8549 a perfect H7586 lot. And Saul H3129 and Jonathan H3920 were taken: H5971 but the people H3318 escaped.
42 H7586 And Saul H559 said, H5307 Cast H996 lots between H3129 me and Jonathan H1121 my son. H3129 And Jonathan H3920 was taken.
43 H7586 Then Saul H559 said H3129 to Jonathan, H5046 Tell H4100 me what H6213 you have done. H3129 And Jonathan H5046 told H559 him, and said, H2938 I did but taste H4592 a little H1706 honey H7097 with the end H4294 of the rod H3027 that was in my hand, H2114 and, see, H4191 I must die.
44 H7586 And Saul H559 answered, H430 God H6213 do H3541 so H3254 and more H3541 also: H4191 for you shall surely die, H3129 Jonathan.
45 H5971 And the people H559 said H7586 to Saul, H3129 Shall Jonathan H4191 die, H834 who H6213 has worked H2088 this H1419 great H3444 salvation H3478 in Israel? H2486 God forbid: H3068 as the LORD H2416 lives, H8185 there shall not one hair H7218 of his head H5307 fall H776 to the ground; H6213 for he has worked H430 with God H2088 this H3117 day. H5971 So the people H6299 rescued H3129 Jonathan, H4191 that he died not.
46 H7586 Then Saul H5927 went H310 up from following H6430 the Philistines: H6430 and the Philistines H1980 went H4725 to their own place.
47 H7586 So Saul H3920 took H4410 the kingdom H5921 over H3478 Israel, H3898 and fought H3605 against all H341 his enemies H5437 on every H5439 side, H4124 against Moab, H1121 and against the children H5983 of Ammon, H123 and against Edom, H4428 and against the kings H6678 of Zobah, H6430 and against the Philistines: H3605 and wherever H834 H6437 he turned H7561 himself, he vexed them.
48 H6213 And he gathered H2428 an host, H5221 and smote H6003 the Amalekites, H5337 and delivered H3478 Israel H3027 out of the hands H8154 of them that spoiled them.
49 H1121 Now the sons H7586 of Saul H3129 were Jonathan, H3440 and Ishui, H4444 and Melchishua: H8034 and the names H8147 of his two H1323 daughters H8034 were these; the name H1067 of the firstborn H4764 Merab, H8034 and the name H6996 of the younger H4324 Michal:
50 H8034 And the name H7586 of Saul’s H802 wife H293 was Ahinoam, H1323 the daughter H290 of Ahimaaz: H8034 and the name H8269 of the captain H6635 of his host H74 was Abner, H1121 the son H5369 of Ner, H7586 Saul’s H1730 uncle.
51 H7027 And Kish H1 was the father H7586 of Saul; H5369 and Ner H1 the father H74 of Abner H1121 was the son H22 of Abiel.