1 Samuel 13:1-7 NIV

Samuel Rebukes Saul

1 Saul was [thirty]a years old when he became king, and he reigned over Israel [forty-]b two years.

References for 1 Samuel 13:1

    • a 13:1 - A few late manuscripts of the Septuagint; Hebrew does not have "thirty."
    • b 13:1 - See the round number in Acts 13:21; Hebrew does not have "forty-."
      2 Saulc chose three thousand men from Israel; two thousand1 were with him at Micmash2 and in the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan at Gibeah3 in Benjamin. The rest of the men he sent back to their homes.

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        • c 13:2 - ,2 Or "and when he had reigned over Israel two years, 2 he"
          3 Jonathan attacked the Philistine outpost4 at Geba,5 and the Philistines heard about it. Then Saul had the trumpet6 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 a stench7 to the Philistines." And the people were summoned to join Saul at Gilgal.

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          5 The Philistines assembled8 to fight Israel, with three thousandd chariots, six thousand charioteers, and soldiers as numerous as the sand9 on the seashore. They went up and camped at Micmash,10 east of Beth Aven.11

          References for 1 Samuel 13:5

            • d 13:5 - Some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac; Hebrew "thirty thousand"
              6 When the men of Israel saw that their situation was critical and that their army was hard pressed, they hid12 in caves and thickets, among the rocks, and in pits and cisterns.13

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              7 Some Hebrews even crossed the Jordan to the land of Gad14 and Gilead. Saul remained at Gilgal, and all the troops with him were quaking15 with fear.

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