1 Samuel 13:1-7 NIV

Samuel Rebukes Saul

1 Saul was thirtya years old when he became king, and he reigned over Israel forty-b two years.

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    •  13:1 - A few late manuscripts of the Septuagint; Hebrew does not have "thirty."
    • € 13:1 - Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Acts 13:21); Masoretic Text does not have "forty-" .
      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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          3 Jonathan attacked the Philistine outpost at Geba, and the Philistines heard about it. Then Saul had the trumpet blown throughout the land and said, “Let the Hebrews hear!”

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          4 So all Israel heard the news: “Saul has attacked the Philistine outpost, and now Israel has become obnoxious to the Philistines.” And the people were summoned to join Saul at Gilgal.

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          5 The Philistines assembled to fight Israel, with three thousandc chariots, six thousand charioteers, and soldiers as numerous as the sand on the seashore. They went up and camped at Mikmash, east of Beth Aven.

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            •  13:5 - Some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac; Hebrew "thirty thousand"
              6 When the Israelites saw that their situation was critical and that their army was hard pressed, they hid in caves and thickets, among the rocks, and in pits and cisterns.

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              7 Some Hebrews even crossed the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. Saul remained at Gilgal, and all the troops with him were quaking with fear.

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