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1 Samuel 13:2 NIV

2 Saul chose three thousand men from Israel; two thousand were with him at Mikmash and in the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan at Gibeah in Benjamin. The rest of the men he sent back to their homes.

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      • a 13:1 - A few late manuscripts of the Septuagint; Hebrew does not have "thirty."
      • b 13:1 - Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Acts 13:21); Masoretic Text does not have "forty-" .
      • c 13:5 - Some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac; Hebrew "thirty thousand"
      • d 13:15 - Hebrew; Septuagint "Gilgal and went his way; the rest of the people went after Saul to meet the army, and they went out of Gilgal"
      • e 13:16 - Two Hebrew manuscripts; most Hebrew manuscripts "Geba," a variant of "Gibeah"
      • f 13:20 - Septuagint; Hebrew "plow points"
      • g 13:21 - That is, about 1/4 ounce or about 8 grams
      • h 13:21 - That is, about 1/8 ounce or about 4 grams