12 I thought, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the LORD’s favor.’ So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering.”

Read 1 Samuel 13:12 Using Other Translations

Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the LORD: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.
I said, 'Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the favor of the LORD.' So I forced myself, and offered the burnt offering."
So I said, ‘The Philistines are ready to march against us at Gilgal, and I haven’t even asked for the LORD ’s help!’ So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering myself before you came.”