1 H7586 Saul H1121 was forty years H4427 old when he began to reign; H4427 and when he had reigned H8147 two H8141 years H3478 over Israel,
2 H7586 Saul H977 chose H7969 him three H505 thousand H3478 men of Israel, H505 whereof two thousand H7586 were with Saul H4363 in Michmash H2022 and in the mount H1008 of Beth-el, H505 and a thousand H3129 were with Jonathan H1390 in Gibeah H1144 of Benjamin: H3499 and the rest H5971 of the people H7971 he sent H376 every man H168 to his tent.
3 H3129 And Jonathan H5221 smote H5333 the garrison H6430 of the Philistines H1387 that was in Geba: H6430 and the Philistines H8085 heard H7586 of it. And Saul H8628 blew H7782 the trumpet H776 throughout all the land, H559 saying, H5680 Let the Hebrews H8085 hear.
4 H3478 And all Israel H8085 heard H559 say H7586 that Saul H5221 had smitten H5333 the garrison H6430 of the Philistines, H3478 and also that Israel H887 was had in abomination H6430 with the Philistines. H5971 And the people H6817 were gathered together H310 after H7586 Saul H1537 to Gilgal.
5 H6430 And the Philistines H622 assembled themselves together H3898 to fight H3478 with Israel, H7970 thirty H505 thousand H7393 chariots, H8337 and six H505 thousand H6571 horsemen, H5971 and people H2344 as the sand H3220 which is on the sea-shore H8193 H7230 in multitude: H5927 and they came up, H2583 and encamped H4363 in Michmash, H6926 eastward H1007 of Beth-aven.
6 H376 When the men H3478 of Israel H7200 saw H6887 that they were in a strait H5971 (for the people H5065 were distressed), H5971 then the people H2244 did hide H4631 themselves in caves, H2337 and in thickets, H5553 and in rocks, H6877 and in coverts, H953 and in pits.
7 H5680 Now some of the Hebrews H5674 had gone over H3383 the Jordan H776 to the land H1410 of Gad H1568 and Gilead; H7586 but as for Saul, H1537 he was yet in Gilgal, H5971 and all the people H310 followed H2729 him trembling.
8 H3176 And he tarried H7651 seven H3117 days, H4150 according to the set time H8050 that Samuel H8050 had appointed: but Samuel H935 came H1537 not to Gilgal; H5971 and the people H6327 were scattered from him.
9 H7586 And Saul H559 said, H5066 Bring hither H5930 the burnt-offering H5930 to me, and the peace-offerings. H5927 And he offered H5930 the burnt-offering.
10 H3615 And it came to pass that, as soon as he had made an end H5927 of offering H5930 the burnt-offering, H8050 behold, Samuel H935 came; H7586 and Saul H3318 went out H7125 to meet H1288 him, that he might salute him.
11 H8050 And Samuel H559 said, H6213 What hast thou done? H7586 And Saul H559 said, H7200 Because I saw H5971 that the people H5310 were scattered H935 from me, and that thou camest H3117 not within the days H4150 appointed, H6430 and that the Philistines H622 assembled themselves together H4363 at Michmash;
12 H559 therefore said H6430 I, Now will the Philistines H3381 come down H1537 upon me to Gilgal, H2470 and I have not entreated H6440 the favor of H3068 Jehovah: H662 I forced H5927 myself therefore, and offered H5930 the burnt-offering.
13 H8050 And Samuel H559 said H7586 to Saul, H5528 Thou hast done foolishly; H8104 thou hast not kept H4687 the commandment H3068 of Jehovah H430 thy God, H6680 which he commanded H3068 thee: for now would Jehovah H3559 have established H4467 thy kingdom H3478 upon Israel H5704 for H5769 ever.
14 H4467 But now thy kingdom H6965 shall not continue: H3068 Jehovah H1245 hath sought H376 him a man H3824 after his own heart, H3068 and Jehovah H6680 hath appointed H5057 him to be prince H5971 over his people, H8104 because thou hast not kept H3068 that which Jehovah H6680 commanded thee.
15 H8050 And Samuel H6965 arose, H5927 and gat him up H1537 from Gilgal H1390 unto Gibeah H1144 of Benjamin. H7586 And Saul H6485 numbered H5971 the people H4672 that were present H8337 with him, about six H3967 hundred H376 men.
16 H7586 And Saul, H3129 and Jonathan H1121 his son, H5971 and the people H4672 that were present H3427 with them, abode H1387 in Geba H1144 of Benjamin: H6430 but the Philistines H2583 encamped H4363 in Michmash.
17 H7843 And the spoilers H3318 came out H4264 of the camp H6430 of the Philistines H7969 in three H7218 companies: H259 one H7218 company H6437 turned H1870 unto the way H6084 that leadeth to Ophrah, H776 unto the land H7777 of Shual;
18 H259 and another H7218 company H6437 turned H1870 the way H1032 to Beth-horon; H259 and another H7218 company H6437 turned H1870 the way H1366 of the border H8259 that looketh H1516 down upon the valley H6650 of Zeboim H4057 toward the wilderness.
19 H2796 Now there was no smith H4672 found H776 throughout all the land H3478 of Israel; H6430 for the Philistines H559 said, H5680 Lest the Hebrews H6213 make H2719 them swords H2595 or spears:
20 H3478 but all the Israelites H3381 went down H6430 to the Philistines, H3913 to sharpen H376 every man H4282 his share, H855 and his coulter, H7134 and his axe, H4281 and his mattock;
21 H6477 yet they had a file H4281 for the mattocks, H855 and for the coulters, H7969 and for the forks, H7134 and for the axes, H5324 and to set H1861 the goads.
22 H3117 So it came to pass in the day H4421 of battle, H2719 that there was neither sword H2595 nor spear H4672 found H3027 in the hand H5971 of any of the people H7586 that were with Saul H3129 and Jonathan: H7586 but with Saul H3129 and with Jonathan H1121 his son H4672 was there found.