They said to the messengers who had come, "Thus you shall say to the men of Jabesh-gilead , 'Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you will have deliverance.' " So the messengers went and told the men of Jabesh ; and they were glad.
So all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal. There they also offered sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD ; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.
"For he took his life in his hand and struck the Philistine, and the LORD brought about a great deliverance for all Israel ; you saw it and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood by putting David to death without a cause ?"