1 H5176 Then Nahash H5984 the Ammonite H5927 [H8799] came up, H2583 [H8799] and encamped H3003 H1568 against Jabeshgilead: H582 and all the men H3003 of Jabesh H559 [H8799] said H5176 to Nahash, H3772 [H8798] Make H1285 a covenant H5647 [H8799] with us, and we will serve thee.
2 H5176 And Nahash H5984 the Ammonite H559 [H8799] answered H2063 them, On this H3772 [H8799] condition will I make H5365 [H8800] a covenant with you, that I may thrust out H3225 all your right H5869 eyes, H7760 [H8804] and lay H2781 it for a reproach H3478 upon all Israel.
3 H2205 And the elders H3003 of Jabesh H559 [H8799] said H7651 to him, Give us seven H3117 days' H7503 [H8685] respite, H7971 [H8799] that we may send H4397 messengers H1366 to all the land H3478 of Israel: H3467 [H8688] and then, if there is no man to save H3318 [H8804] us, we will come out to thee.
4 H935 [H8799] Then came H4397 the messengers H1390 to Gibeah H7586 of Saul, H1696 [H8762] and told H1697 the tidings H241 in the ears H5971 of the people: H5971 and all the people H5375 [H8799] lifted up H6963 their voices, H1058 [H8799] and wept.
5 H7586 And, behold, Saul H935 [H8804] came H310 after H1241 the herd H7704 out of the field; H7586 and Saul H559 [H8799] said, H5971 What aileth the people H1058 [H8799] that they weep? H5608 [H8762] And they told H1697 him the tidings H582 of the men H3003 of Jabesh.
6 H7307 And the Spirit H430 of God H6743 [H8799] came H7586 upon Saul H8085 [H8800] when he heard H1697 those tidings, H639 and his anger H2734 [H8799] was kindled H3966 greatly.
7 H3947 [H8799] And he took H6776 a yoke H1241 of oxen, H5408 [H8762] and hewed them in pieces, H7971 [H8762] and sent H1366 them throughout all the land H3478 of Israel H3027 by the hands H4397 of messengers, H559 [H8800] saying, H3318 [H8802] Whoever cometh not forth H310 after H7586 Saul H310 and after H8050 Samuel, H6213 [H8735] so shall it be done H1241 to his oxen. H6343 And the fear H3068 of the LORD H5307 [H8799] fell H5971 on the people, H3318 [H8799] and they came out H259 with one H376 consent.
8 H6485 [H8799] And when he numbered H966 them in Bezek, H1121 the children H3478 of Israel H7969 were three H3967 hundred H505 thousand, H376 and the men H3063 of Judah H7970 thirty H505 thousand.
9 H559 [H8799] And they said H4397 to the messengers H935 [H8802] that came, H559 [H8799] Thus shall ye say H376 to the men H3003 H1568 of Jabeshgilead, H4279 To morrow, H8121 by the time the sun H2527 is hot, H8668 ye shall have help. H4397 And the messengers H935 [H8799] came H5046 [H8686] and told H582 it to the men H3003 of Jabesh; H8055 [H8799] and they were glad.
10 H582 Therefore the men H3003 of Jabesh H559 [H8799] said, H4279 To morrow H3318 [H8799] we will come out H6213 [H8804] to you, and ye shall do H5869 with us all that seemeth H2896 good to you.
11 H4283 And it was so on the next morning, H7586 that Saul H7760 [H8799] put H5971 the people H7969 in three H7218 companies; H935 [H8799] and they came H8432 into the midst H4264 of the host H1242 in the morning H821 watch, H5221 [H8686] and slew H5983 the Ammonites H2527 until the heat H3117 of the day: H7604 [H8737] and it came to pass, that they who remained H6327 [H8799] were scattered, H8147 so that two H7604 [H8738] of them were not left H3162 together.
12 H5971 And the people H559 [H8799] said H8050 to Samuel, H559 [H8802] Who is he that said, H7586 Shall Saul H4427 [H8799] reign H5414 [H8798] over us? bring H582 the men, H4191 [H8686] that we may put them to death.
13 H7586 And Saul H559 [H8799] said, H376 There shall not a man H4191 [H8714] be put to death H3117 this day: H3117 for to day H3068 the LORD H6213 [H8804] hath wrought H8668 salvation H3478 in Israel.
14 H559 [H8799] Then said H8050 Samuel H5971 to the people, H3212 [H8798] Come, H3212 [H8799] and let us go H1537 to Gilgal, H2318 [H8762] and renew H4410 the kingdom there.
15 H5971 And all the people H3212 [H8799] went H1537 to Gilgal; H7586 and there they made Saul H4427 [H8686] king H6440 before H3068 the LORD H1537 in Gilgal; H2076 [H8799] and there they sacrificed H2077 sacrifices H8002 of peace offerings H6440 before H3068 the LORD; H7586 and there Saul H582 and all the men H3478 of Israel H8055 [H8799] rejoiced H3966 greatly.