Bible VersionsNAS1 Samuel 2:27; 1 Samuel 3:17; 1 Samuel 10:18; 1 Samuel 11:7; 1 Samuel 11:9; 1 Samuel 14:44; 1 Samuel 15:2; 1 Samuel 17:27; 1 Samuel 18:25; 1 Samuel 20:13; 1 Samuel 25:6; 1 Samuel 25:22; 1 Samuel 27:11
1 Samuel 2:27; 1 Samuel 3:17; 1 Samuel 10:18; 1 Samuel 11:7; 1 Samuel 11:9; 1 Samuel 14:44; 1 Samuel 15:2; 1 Samuel 17:27; 1 Samuel 18:25; 1 Samuel 20:13; 1 Samuel 25:6; 1 Samuel 25:22; 1 Samuel 27:11 (New American Standard)
and he said to the sons of Israel, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'I brought Israel up from Egypt, and I delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the power of all the kingdoms that were oppressing you.'
He took a yoke of oxen and cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout the territory of Israel by the hand of messengers, saying, "Whoever does not come out after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done to his oxen." Then the dread of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out as one man.
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.
Saul then said, "Thus you shall say to David, 'The king does not desire any dowry except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to take vengeance on the king's enemies.' " Now Saul planned to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
"If it please my father to do you harm, may the LORD do so to Jonathan and more also, if I do not make it known to you and send you away, that you may go in safety. And may the LORD be with you as He has been with my father.
David did not leave a man or a woman alive to bring to Gath, saying, "Otherwise they will tell about us, saying, 'So has David done and so has been his practice all the time he has lived in the country of the Philistines.' "