And Saul said
Being impatient, and seeing the people deserting him apace, and unwilling to engage in a battle without first sacrificing to God, and imploring his help and assistance:
bring hither a burnt offering to me;
that is, a creature for a burnt offering, a bullock, sheep, goat, or lamb:
and peace offerings;
which also were either of the herd, or of the flock:
and he offered the burnt offering;
either he himself, or by a priest. In this unsettled time, while the tabernacle, altar, and ark, were at different places, and not yet fixed, it is thought that such who were not priests might offer, and that in high places, and where the tabernacle and altar were not.