1 H3117 Now it came to pass upon a day H3129 , that Jonathan H1121 the son H7586 of Saul H559 said [H8799] H5288 unto the young man H5375 that bare [H8802] H3627 his armour H3212 , Come [H8798] H5674 , and let us go over [H8799] H6430 to the Philistines H4673 ' garrison H5676 , that is on the other side H1975 H5046 . But he told [H8689] H1 not his father.
2 H7586 And Saul H3427 tarried [H8802] H7097 in the uttermost H1390 part of Gibeah H7416 under a pomegranate tree H4051 which 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 [H8802] H646 an ephod H5971 . And the people H3045 knew [H8804] H3129 not that Jonathan H1980 was gone [H8804] .
4 H4569 And between the passages H3129 , by which Jonathan H1245 sought [H8765] H5674 to go over [H8800] H6430 unto the Philistines H4673 ' garrison H8127 , there was a sharp H5553 rock H5676 on the one side H8127 , and a sharp H5553 rock H5676 on the other 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 against H4363 Michmash H259 , and the other H5045 southward H4136 over against H1387 Gibeah.
6 H3083 And Jonathan H559 said [H8799] H5288 to the young man H5375 that bare [H8802] H3627 his armour H3212 , Come [H8798] H5674 , and let us go over [H8799] H4673 unto the garrison H6189 of these uncircumcised H3068 : it may be that the LORD H6213 will work [H8799] H4622 for us: for there is no restraint H3068 to the LORD H3467 to save [H8687] H7227 by many H4592 or by few.
7 H5375 And his armourbearer [H8802] H3627 H559 said [H8799] H6213 unto him, Do [H8798] H3824 all that is in thine heart H5186 : turn [H8798] H3824 thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart.
8 H559 Then said [H8799] H3083 Jonathan H5674 , Behold, we will pass over [H8802] H582 unto these men H1540 , and we will discover [H8738] ourselves unto them.
9 H559 If they say [H8799] H1826 thus unto us, Tarry [H8798] H5060 until we come [H8687] H5975 to you; then we will stand still [H8804] H5927 in our place, and will not go up [H8799] unto them.
10 H559 But if they say [H8799] H5927 thus, Come up [H8798] H5927 unto us; then we will go up [H8804] H3068 : for the LORD H5414 hath delivered [H8804] H3027 them into our hand H226 : and this shall be a sign unto us.
11 H8147 And both H1540 of them discovered [H8735] H4673 themselves unto the garrison H6430 of the Philistines H6430 : and the Philistines H559 said [H8799] H5680 , Behold, the Hebrews H3318 come forth [H8802] H2356 out of the holes H2244 where they had hid [H8694] themselves.
12 H582 And the men H4675 of the garrison H6030 answered [H8799] H3129 Jonathan H5375 and his armourbearer [H8802] H3627 H559 , and said [H8799] H5927 , Come up [H8798] H3045 to us, and we will shew [H8686] H1697 you a thing H3129 . And Jonathan H559 said [H8799] H5375 unto his armourbearer [H8802] H3627 H5927 , Come up [H8798] H310 after H3068 me: for the LORD H5414 hath delivered [H8804] H3027 them into the hand H3478 of Israel.
13 H3129 And Jonathan H5927 climbed up [H8799] H3027 upon his hands H7272 and upon his feet H5375 , and his armourbearer [H8802] H3627 H310 after H5307 him: and they fell [H8799] H6440 before H3129 Jonathan H5375 ; and his armourbearer [H8802] H3627 H4191 slew [H8789] H310 after him.
14 H7223 And that first H4347 slaughter H3129 , which Jonathan H5375 and his armourbearer [H8802] H3627 H5221 made [H8689] 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 H5971 , and among all the people H4673 : the garrison H7843 , and the spoilers [H8688] H2729 , they also trembled [H8804] H776 , and the earth H7264 quaked [H8799] H430 : so it was a very great H2731 trembling.
16 H6822 And the watchmen [H8802] H7586 of Saul H1390 in Gibeah H1144 of Benjamin H7200 looked [H8799] H1995 ; and, behold, the multitude H4127 melted away [H8738] H3212 , and they went [H8799] H1986 on beating down [H8800] one another .
17 H559 Then said [H8799] H7586 Saul H5971 unto the people H6485 that were with him, Number [H8798] H7200 now, and see [H8798] H1980 who is gone [H8804] H6485 from us. And when they had numbered [H8799] H3129 , behold, Jonathan H5375 and his armourbearer [H8802] H3627 were not there .
18 H7586 And Saul H559 said [H8799] H281 unto Ahiah H5066 , Bring hither [H8685] 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 H7586 And it came to pass, while Saul H1696 talked [H8765] H3548 unto the priest H1995 , that the noise H4264 that was in the host H6430 of the Philistines H3212 went [H8799] H1980 on [H8800] H7227 and increased H7586 : and Saul H559 said [H8799] H3548 unto the priest H622 , Withdraw [H8798] H3027 thine hand.
20 H7586 And Saul H5971 and all the people H2199 that were with him assembled [H8735] H935 themselves, and they came [H8799] H4421 to the battle H376 : and, behold, 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 H5927 , which went up [H8804] H4264 with them into the camp H5439 from the country round about H3478 , even they also turned to be with the Israelites H7586 that were with Saul H3129 and Jonathan.
22 H376 Likewise all the men H3478 of Israel H2244 which had hid [H8693] H2022 themselves in mount H669 Ephraim H8085 , when they heard [H8804] H6430 that the Philistines H5127 fled [H8804] H1692 , even they also followed hard [H8686] H310 after H4421 them in the battle.
23 H3068 So the LORD H3467 saved [H8686] H3478 Israel H3117 that day H4421 : and the battle H5674 passed over [H8804] H1007 unto Bethaven.
24 H376 And the men H3478 of Israel H5065 were distressed [H8738] H3117 that day H7586 : for Saul H422 had adjured [H8686] H5971 the people H559 , saying [H8800] H779 , Cursed [H8803] H376 be the man H398 that eateth [H8799] H3899 any food H6153 until evening H5358 , that I may be avenged [H8738] H341 on mine enemies [H8802] H5971 . So none of the people H2938 tasted [H8804] H3899 any food.
25 H776 And all they of the land H935 came [H8804] H3293 to a wood H1706 ; and there was honey H6440 upon H7704 the ground.
26 H5971 And when the people H935 were come [H8799] H3293 into the wood H1706 , behold, the honey H1982 dropped H5381 ; but no man put [H8688] H3027 his hand H6310 to his mouth H5971 : for the people H3372 feared [H8804] H7621 the oath.
27 H3129 But Jonathan H8085 heard [H8804] H1 not when his father H7650 charged H5971 the people H7650 with the oath [H8687] H7971 : wherefore he put forth [H8799] H7097 the end H4294 of the rod H3027 that was in his hand H2881 , and dipped [H8799] H3295 it in an honeycomb H1706 H7725 , and put [H8686] H3027 his hand H6310 to his mouth H5869 ; and his eyes H215 were enlightened [H8799] .
28 H6030 Then answered [H8799] H376 one H5971 of the people H559 , and said [H8799] H1 , Thy father H7650 straitly [H8687] H7650 charged H5971 the people H7650 with an oath [H8689] H559 , saying [H8800] H779 , Cursed [H8803] H376 be the man H398 that eateth [H8799] H3899 any food H3117 this day H5971 . And the people H5774 were faint [H8799] .
29 H559 Then said [H8799] H3129 Jonathan H1 , My father H5916 hath troubled [H8804] H776 the land H7200 : see [H8798] H5869 , I pray you, how mine eyes H215 have been enlightened [H8804] H2938 , because I tasted [H8804] H4592 a little H1706 of this honey.
30 H637 How much more H3863 , if haply H5971 the people H398 had eaten [H8804] H398 freely [H8800] H3117 to day H7998 of the spoil H341 of their enemies [H8802] H4672 which they found [H8804] H7235 ? for had there not been now a much greater [H8804] H4347 slaughter H6430 among the Philistines?
31 H5221 And they smote [H8686] H6430 the Philistines H3117 that day H4363 from Michmash H357 to Aijalon H5971 : and the people H3966 were very H5774 faint [H8799] .
32 H5971 And the people H5860 flew [H8799] H6213 [H8799] H7998 upon the spoil H3947 , and took [H8799] H6629 sheep H1241 , and oxen H1121 , and calves H7819 , and slew [H8799] H776 them on the ground H5971 : and the people H398 did eat [H8799] H1818 them with the blood.
33 H5046 Then they told [H8686] H7586 Saul H559 , saying [H8800] H5971 , Behold, the people H2398 sin [H8802] H3068 against the LORD H398 , in that they eat [H8800] H1818 with the blood H559 . And he said [H8799] H898 , Ye have transgressed [H8804] H1556 : roll [H8798] H1419 a great H68 stone H3117 unto me this day.
34 H7586 And Saul H559 said [H8799] H6327 , Disperse [H8798] H5971 yourselves among the people H559 , and say [H8804] H5066 unto them, Bring me hither [H8685] H376 every man H7794 his ox H376 , and every man H7716 his sheep H7819 , and slay [H8804] H398 them here, and eat [H8804] H2398 ; and sin [H8799] H3068 not against the LORD H398 in eating [H8800] H1818 with the blood H5971 . And all the people H5066 brought [H8686] H376 every man H7794 his ox H3027 with him H3915 that night H7819 , and slew [H8799] them there.
35 H7586 And Saul H1129 built [H8799] H4196 an altar H3068 unto the LORD H2490 : the same was the first [H8689] H4196 altar H1129 that he built [H8800] H3068 unto the LORD.
36 H7586 And Saul H559 said [H8799] H3381 , Let us go down [H8799] H310 after H6430 the Philistines H3915 by night H962 , and spoil [H8799] H1242 them until the morning H216 light H7604 , and let us not leave [H8686] H376 a man H559 of them. And they said [H8799] H6213 , Do [H8798] H5869 whatsoever seemeth H2896 good H559 unto thee. Then said [H8799] H3548 the priest H7126 , Let us draw near [H8799] H1988 hither H430 unto God.
37 H7586 And Saul H7592 asked [H8799] H430 counsel of God H3381 , Shall I go down [H8799] H310 after H6430 the Philistines H5414 ? wilt thou deliver [H8799] H3027 them into the hand H3478 of Israel H6030 ? But he answered [H8804] H3117 him not that day.
38 H7586 And Saul H559 said [H8799] H5066 , Draw ye near [H8798] H1988 hither H6438 , all the chief H5971 of the people H3045 : and know [H8798] H7200 and see [H8798] H4100 wherein H2403 this sin H3117 hath been this day.
39 H3068 For, as the LORD H2416 liveth H3467 , which saveth [H8688] H3478 Israel H3426 , though it be H3129 in Jonathan H1121 my son H4191 , he shall surely [H8800] H4191 die [H8799] H5971 . But there was not a man among all the people H6030 that answered [H8802] him.
40 H559 Then said [H8799] H3478 he unto all Israel H259 , Be ye 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 [H8799] H7586 unto Saul H6213 , Do [H8798] H5869 what seemeth H2896 good unto thee.
41 H7586 Therefore Saul H559 said [H8799] H3068 unto the LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel H3051 , Give [H8798] H8549 a perfect H7586 lot . And Saul H3129 and Jonathan H3920 were taken [H8735] H5971 : but the people H3318 escaped [H8804] .
42 H7586 And Saul H559 said [H8799] H5307 , Cast [H8685] H3129 lots between me and Jonathan H1121 my son H3129 . And Jonathan H3920 was taken [H8735] .
43 H7586 Then Saul H559 said [H8799] H3129 to Jonathan H5046 , Tell [H8685] H6213 me what thou hast done [H8804] H3129 . And Jonathan H5046 told [H8686] H559 him, and said [H8799] H2938 , I did but [H8800] H2938 taste [H8804] H4592 a little H1706 honey H7097 with the end H4294 of the rod H3027 that was in mine hand H2009 , and, lo H4191 , I must die [H8799] .
44 H7586 And Saul H559 answered [H8799] H430 , God H6213 do so [H8799] H3254 and more also [H8686] H4191 : for thou shalt surely [H8800] H4191 die [H8799] H3129 , Jonathan.
45 H5971 And the people H559 said [H8799] H7586 unto Saul H3129 , Shall Jonathan H4191 die [H8799] H6213 , who hath wrought [H8804] H1419 this great H3444 salvation H3478 in Israel H2486 ? God forbid H3068 : as the LORD H2416 liveth H8185 , there shall not one hair H7218 of his head H5307 fall [H8799] H776 to the ground H6213 ; for he hath wrought [H8804] H430 with God H3117 this day H5971 . So the people H6299 rescued [H8799] H3129 Jonathan H4191 , that he died [H8804] not.
46 H7586 Then Saul H5927 went up [H8799] H310 from following H6430 the Philistines H6430 : and the Philistines H1980 went [H8804] H4725 to their own place.
47 H7586 So Saul H3920 took [H8804] H4410 the kingdom H3478 over Israel H3898 , and fought [H8735] H341 against all his enemies [H8802] H5439 on every 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 H6437 : and whithersoever he turned [H8799] H7561 himself, he vexed [H8686] them .
48 H6213 And he gathered [H8799] H2428 an host H5221 , and smote [H8686] H6002 the Amalekites H5337 , and delivered [H8686] H3478 Israel H3027 out of the hands H8154 of them that spoiled [H8802] 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.