among whom was Ahijah, who was wearing an ephod. He was a son of Ichabod's1 brother Ahitub2 son of Phinehas, the son of Eli,3 the LORD's priest in Shiloh.4 No one was aware that Jonathan had left.
On each side of the pass5 that Jonathan intended to cross to reach the Philistine outpost was a cliff; one was called Bozez, and the other Seneh.
One cliff stood to the north toward Micmash, the other to the south toward Geba.66
Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, "Come, let's go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised7 fellows. Perhaps the LORD will act in our behalf. Nothing8 can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many9 or by few.10"
"Do all that you have in mind," his armor-bearer said. "Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul."
Jonathan said, "Come, then; we will cross over toward the men and let them see us.
If they say to us, 'Wait there until we come to you,' we will stay where we are and not go up to them.
But if they say, 'Come up to us,' we will climb up, because that will be our sign11 that the LORD has given them into our hands.12"
So both of them showed themselves to the Philistine outpost. "Look!" said the Philistines. "The Hebrews13 are crawling out of the holes they were hiding14 in."
The men of the outpost shouted to Jonathan and his armor-bearer, "Come up to us and we'll teach you a lesson.15" So Jonathan said to his armor-bearer, "Climb up after me; the LORD has given them into the hand16 of Israel."
Jonathan climbed up, using his hands and feet, with his armor-bearer right behind him. The Philistines fell before Jonathan, and his armor-bearer followed and killed behind him.