Saul's lookouts1 at Gibeah in Benjamin saw the army melting away in all directions.
Then Saul said to the men who were with him, "Muster the forces and see who has left us." When they did, it was Jonathan and his armor-bearer who were not there.
Saul said to Ahijah, "Bring2 the ark3 of God." (At that time it was with the Israelites.)a19
While Saul was talking to the priest, the tumult in the Philistine camp increased more and more. So Saul said to the priest,4 "Withdraw your hand."
Then Saul and all his men assembled and went to the battle. They found the Philistines in total confusion, striking5 each other with their swords.
Those Hebrews who had previously been with the Philistines and had gone up with them to their camp went6 over to the Israelites who were with Saul and Jonathan.
When all the Israelites who had hidden7 in the hill country of Ephraim heard that the Philistines were on the run, they joined the battle in hot pursuit.
So the LORD rescued8 Israel that day, and the battle moved on beyond Beth Aven.9