1 Samuel 14:47-52 NIV

47 After Saul had assumed rule over Israel, he fought against their enemies on every side: Moab,1 the Ammonites,2 Edom,3 the kingsa of Zobah,4 and the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he inflicted punishment on them.b

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    • h 14:47 - Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint "king"
    • i 14:47 - Hebrew; Septuagint "he was victorious"
      48 He fought valiantly and defeated the Amalekites,5 delivering Israel from the hands of those who had plundered them.

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      Saul's Family

      49 Saul's sons were Jonathan, Ishvi and Malki-Shua.6 The name of his older daughter was Merab, and that of the younger was Michal.7

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      50 His wife's name was Ahinoam daughter of Ahimaaz. The name of the commander of Saul's army was Abner8 son of Ner, and Ner was Saul's uncle.9

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      51 Saul's father Kish10 and Abner's father Ner were sons of Abiel.

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      52 All the days of Saul there was bitter war with the Philistines, and whenever Saul saw a mighty or brave man, he took11 him into his service.

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