1 H7586 Saul H4427 [H8800] reigned H1121 H8141 one year H4427 [H8804] ; and when he had reigned H8147 two H8141 years H3478 over Israel,
2 H7586 Saul H977 [H8799] chose H7969 for himself three H505 thousand H3478 men of Israel H505 ; of which two thousand H7586 were with Saul H4363 in Michmash H2022 and in mount H1008 Bethel H505 , and a thousand H3129 were with Jonathan H1390 in Gibeah H1144 of Benjamin H3499 : and the rest H5971 of the people H7971 [H8765] he sent H376 every man H168 to his tent.
3 H3129 And Jonathan H5221 [H8686] smote H5333 the garrison H6430 of the Philistines H1387 that was in Geba H6430 , and the Philistines H8085 [H8799] heard H7586 of it. And Saul H8628 [H8804] blew H7782 the trumpet H776 throughout all the land H559 [H8800] , saying H5680 , Let the Hebrews H8085 [H8799] hear.
4 H3478 And all Israel H8085 [H8804] heard H559 [H8800] it said H7586 that Saul H5221 [H8689] had smitten H5333 a garrison H6430 of the Philistines H3478 , and that Israel H887 [H8738] also was held in abomination H6430 with the Philistines H5971 . And the people H6817 [H8735] were called together H310 after H7586 Saul H1537 to Gilgal.
5 H6430 And the Philistines H622 [H8738] gathered themselves together H3898 [H8736] 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 H8193 shore H7230 in multitude H5927 [H8799] : and they came up H2583 [H8799] , and encamped H4363 in Michmash H6926 , eastward H1007 from Bethaven.
6 H376 When the men H3478 of Israel H7200 [H8804] saw H6887 [H8804] that they were hedged in H5971 , (for the people H5065 [H8738] were distressed H5971 ,) then the people H2244 [H8691] hid H4631 themselves in caves H2337 , and in thickets H5553 , and in rocks H6877 , and in high places H953 , and in pits.
7 H5680 And some of the Hebrews H5674 [H8804] went over H3383 Jordan H776 to the land H1410 of Gad H1568 and Gilead H7586 . As for Saul H1537 , he was yet in Gilgal H5971 , and all the people H310 followed H2729 [H8804] him trembling.
8 H3176 H3176 [H8686] And he tarried H7651 seven H3117 days H4150 , according to the set time H8050 that Samuel H8050 had appointed: but Samuel H935 [H8804] came H1537 not to Gilgal H5971 ; and the people H6327 [H8686] were scattered from him.
9 H7586 And Saul H559 [H8799] said H5066 [H8685] , Bring here H5930 a burnt offering H8002 to me, and peace offerings H5927 [H8686] . And he offered H5930 the burnt offering.
10 H3615 [H8763] And it came to pass, that as soon as he had finished H5927 [H8687] offering H5930 the burnt offering H8050 , behold, Samuel H935 [H8802] came H7586 ; and Saul H3318 [H8799] went out H7125 [H8800] to meet H1288 [H8800] him, that he might bless him.
11 H8050 And Samuel H559 [H8799] said H6213 [H8804] , What hast thou done H7586 ? And Saul H559 [H8799] said H7200 [H8804] , Because I saw H5971 that the people H5310 [H8804] were scattered H935 [H8804] from me, and that thou camest H3117 not within the days H4150 appointed H6430 , and that the Philistines H622 [H8737] gathered themselves together H4363 at Michmash;
12 H559 [H8799] Therefore said H6430 I, The Philistines H3381 [H8799] will now come down H1537 upon me to Gilgal H2470 [H8765] , and I have not made supplication H6440 to H3068 the LORD H662 [H8691] : I forced H5927 [H8686] myself therefore, and offered H5930 a burnt offering.
13 H8050 And Samuel H559 [H8799] said H7586 to Saul H5528 [H8738] , Thou hast done foolishly H8104 [H8804] : thou hast not kept H4687 the commandment H3068 of the LORD H430 thy God H6680 [H8765] , which he commanded H3068 thee: for now would the LORD H3559 [H8689] have established H4467 thy kingdom H3478 upon Israel H5704 for H5769 ever.
14 H4467 But now thy kingdom H6965 [H8799] shall not continue H3068 : the LORD H1245 [H8765] hath sought H376 him a man H3824 after his own heart H3068 , and the LORD H6680 [H8762] hath commanded H5057 him to be captain H5971 over his people H8104 [H8804] , because thou hast not kept H3068 that which the LORD H6680 [H8765] commanded thee.
15 H8050 And Samuel H6965 [H8799] arose H5927 [H8799] , and went up H1537 from Gilgal H1390 to Gibeah H1144 of Benjamin H7586 . And Saul H6485 [H8799] numbered H5971 the people H4672 [H8737] 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 [H8737] that were present H3427 [H8802] with them, abode H1387 in Gibeah H1144 of Benjamin H6430 : but the Philistines H2583 [H8804] encamped H4363 in Michmash.
17 H7843 [H8688] And the spoilers H3318 [H8799] came out H4264 of the camp H6430 of the Philistines H7969 in three H7218 companies H259 : one H7218 company H6437 [H8799] turned H1870 to the way H6084 that leadeth to Ophrah H776 , to the land H7777 of Shual:
18 H259 And another H7218 company H6437 [H8799] turned H1870 the way H1032 to Bethhoron H259 : and another H7218 company H6437 [H8799] turned H1870 to the way H1366 of the border H8259 [H8737] that looketh H1516 to the valley H6650 of Zeboim H4057 toward the wilderness.
19 H2796 Now there was no smith H4672 [H8735] found H776 throughout all the land H3478 of Israel H6430 : for the Philistines H559 [H8804] said H5680 , Lest the Hebrews H6213 [H8799] make H2719 them swords H2595 or spears:
20 H3478 But all the Israelites H3381 [H8799] went down H6430 to the Philistines H3913 [H8800] , to sharpen H376 every man H4282 his share H855 , and his coulter H7134 , and his axe H4281 , and his mattock.
21 H6477 And there was a charge H6310 of a third of a shekel H4281 for the mattocks H855 , and for the coulters H7969 H7053 , and for the forks H7134 , and for the axes H5324 [H8687] , and to sharpen 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 [H8738] 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 [H8735] was there found.