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1 Samuel 13:1 CEB

Samuel rejects Saul’s dynasty

1 Saul was 30 years old when he became king, and he ruled over Israel forty-two years.

References for 1 Samuel 13:1

    • a 13:1 - LXXL; Syr <i>twenty-one</i>; MT lacks a number; 13:1 is omitted in LXXB.
    • b 13:1 - Part of the number is missing in MT (<i>… and two years</i>) and all ancient witnesses. Acts 13:21 says Saul ruled forty years, as does Josephus (<i>Ant</i>. 6.14.9 [378]), though Josephus also says Saul ruled twenty years (<i>Ant</i>. 10.8.4 [143]).

      Study tools for 1 Samuel 13:1

      • a 13:1 - LXXL; Syr <i>twenty-one</i>; MT lacks a number; 13:1 is omitted in LXXB.
      • b 13:1 - Part of the number is missing in MT (<i>… and two years</i>) and all ancient witnesses. Acts 13:21 says Saul ruled forty years, as does Josephus (<i>Ant</i>. 6.14.9 [378]), though Josephus also says Saul ruled twenty years (<i>Ant</i>. 10.8.4 [143]).
      • c 13:3 - Heb <i>shofar</i>
      • d 13:5 - LXX; MT lacks <i>They brought, with them, and to fight Israel.</i>
      • e 13:12 - Or <i>forced myself</i>; Heb uncertain
      • f 13:14 - Or <i>a man loyal to the Lord</i>
      • g 13:15 - LXX; MT lacks much of this verse.
      • h 13:21 - Heb <i>pim</i>, which is two-thirds of a shekel