1 Samuel 4:3; 1 Samuel 7:8; 1 Samuel 9:16; 1 Samuel 10:19; 1 Samuel 10:27; 1 Samuel 11:3; 1 Samuel 14:6; 1 Samuel 14:23; 1 Samuel 14:39; 1 Samuel 17:47; 1 Samuel 23:2; 1 Samuel 23:5; 1 Samuel 25:31; 1 Samuel 25:33
And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said , Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies .
And the children of Israel said to Samuel, Cease not to cry unto the LORD our God for us, that he will save us out of the hand of the Philistines.
To morrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon my people, because their cry is come unto me.
And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes, and by your thousands.
But the children of Belial said , How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace .
And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days' respite , that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be no man to save us, we will come out to thee.
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.
So the LORD saved Israel that day: and the battle passed over unto Bethaven.
For, as the LORD liveth, which saveth Israel, though it be in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die . But there was not a man among all the people that answered him.
And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD'S, and he will give you into our hands.
Therefore David enquired of the LORD, saying , Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said unto David, Go , and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.
So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.
That this shall be no grief unto thee, nor offence of heart unto my lord, either that thou hast shed blood causeless, or that my lord hath avenged himself: but when the LORD shall have dealt well with my lord, then remember thine handmaid.
And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.