|Overview - 1 Samuel 14|
|1||Jonathan goes and miraculously smites the Philistine's garrison.|
|15||A divine terror makes them beat themselves.|
|17||Saul, not staying the priest's answer, sets on them.|
|21||The captivated Hebrews, and the hidden Israelites, join against them.|
|24||Saul's unadvised adjuration hinders the victory.|
|31||He restrains the people from eating blood.|
|35||He builds an altar.|
|37||Jonathan, taken by lot, is save by the people.|
|47||Saul's victories, strength, and family.|
1 Samuel 14:6 (King James Version)
And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few.
- This action of Jonathan's was totally contrary to the laws of war; no military operation should be undertaken without the knowledge and command of the general. But it is highly probable, that this gallant man was led to undertake the hazardous enterprise by an immediate divine impulse; and by the same influence was kept from informing the soldiers, and even from consulting his father, who might have opposed his design.
- 1 Samuel 17:26 1 Samuel 17:36 Genesis 17:7-11 ; Judges 15:18 ; 2 Samuel 1:20 ; Jeremiah 9:23 Jeremiah 9:26
- Ephesians 2:11 Ephesians 2:12 ; Philippians 3:3
- it may be
- 2 Samuel 16:12 ; 2 Kings 19:4 ; Amos 5:15 ; Zephaniah 2:3
- for there is no restraint
- Where there is a promise of defense and support, the weakest, in the face of the strongest enemy, may rely upon it with the utmost confidence.
- Deuteronomy 32:30 ; Judges 7:4-7 ; 2 Chronicles 14:11 ; Psalms 115:1-3 ; Zechariah 4:6 ; Matthew 19:26
- Romans 8:31