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1 Samuel 14

NCV 1 One day Jonathan, Saul's son, said to the officer who carried his armor, "Come, let's go over to the Philistine camp on the other side." But Jonathan did not tell his father. NIV 1 One day Jonathan son of Saul said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side.” But he did not tell his father. NCV 2 Saul was sitting under a pomegranate tree at the threshing floor near Gibeah. He had about six hundred men with him. NIV 2 Saul was staying on the outskirts of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree in Migron. With him were about six hundred men, NCV 3 One man was Ahijah who was wearing the holy vest. (Ahijah was a son of Ichabod's brother Ahitub. Ichabod was the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the Lord's priest in Shiloh.) No one knew Jonathan had left. NIV 3 among whom was Ahijah, who was wearing an ephod. He was a son of Ichabod’s brother Ahitub son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the LORD’s priest in Shiloh. No one was aware that Jonathan had left. NCV 4 There was a steep slope on each side of the pass that Jonathan planned to go through to reach the Philistine camp. The cliff on one side was named Bozez, and the cliff on the other side was named Seneh. NIV 4 On each side of the pass that Jonathan intended to cross to reach the Philistine outpost was a cliff; one was called Bozez and the other Seneh. NCV 5 One cliff faced north toward Micmash. The other faced south toward Geba. NIV 5 One cliff stood to the north toward Mikmash, the other to the south toward Geba. NCV 6 Jonathan said to his officer who carried his armor, "Come. Let's go to the camp of those men who are not circumcised. Maybe the Lord will help us. The Lord can give us victory if we have many people, or just a few." NIV 6 Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised men. Perhaps the LORD will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few.” NCV 7 The officer who carried Jonathan's armor said to him, "Do whatever you think is best. Go ahead. I'm with you." NIV 7 “Do all that you have in mind,” his armor-bearer said. “Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul.” NCV 8 Jonathan said, "Then come. We will cross over to the Philistines and let them see us. NIV 8 Jonathan said, “Come on, then; we will cross over toward them and let them see us. NCV 9 If they say to us, 'Stay there until we come to you,' we will stay where we are. We won't go up to them. NIV 9 If they say to us, ‘Wait there until we come to you,’ we will stay where we are and not go up to them. NCV 10 But if they say, 'Come up to us,' we will climb up, and the Lord will let us defeat them. This will be the sign for us." NIV 10 But if they say, ‘Come up to us,’ we will climb up, because that will be our sign that the LORD has given them into our hands.” NCV 11 When both Jonathan and his officer let the Philistines see them, the Philistines said, "Look! The Hebrews are crawling out of the holes they were hiding in!" NIV 11 So both of them showed themselves to the Philistine outpost. “Look!” said the Philistines. “The Hebrews are crawling out of the holes they were hiding in.” NCV 12 The Philistines in the camp shouted to Jonathan and his officer, "Come up to us. We'll teach you a lesson!" Jonathan said to his officer, "Climb up behind me, because the Lord has given the Philistines to Israel!" NIV 12 The men of the outpost shouted to Jonathan and his armor-bearer, “Come up to us and we’ll teach you a lesson.” So Jonathan said to his armor-bearer, “Climb up after me; the LORD has given them into the hand of Israel.” NCV 13 So Jonathan climbed up, using his hands and feet, and his officer climbed just behind him. Jonathan struck down the Philistines as he went, and his officer killed them as he followed behind him. NIV 13 Jonathan climbed up, using his hands and feet, with his armor-bearer right behind him. The Philistines fell before Jonathan, and his armor-bearer followed and killed behind him. NCV 14 In that first fight Jonathan and his officer killed about twenty Philistines over a half acre of ground. NIV 14 In that first attack Jonathan and his armor-bearer killed some twenty men in an area of about half an acre. NCV 15 All the Philistine soldiers panicked -- those in the camp and those in the raiding party. The ground itself shook! God had caused the panic. NIV 15 Then panic struck the whole army—those in the camp and field, and those in the outposts and raiding parties—and the ground shook. It was a panic sent by God. NCV 16 Saul's guards were at Gibeah in the land of Benjamin when they saw the Philistine soldiers running in every direction. NIV 16 Saul’s lookouts at Gibeah in Benjamin saw the army melting away in all directions. NCV 17 Saul said to his army, "Check to see who has left our camp." When they checked, they learned that Jonathan and his officer were gone. NIV 17 Then Saul said to the men who were with him, “Muster the forces and see who has left us.” When they did, it was Jonathan and his armor-bearer who were not there. NCV 18 So Saul said to Ahijah the priest, "Bring the Ark of God." (At that time it was with the Israelites.) NIV 18 Saul said to Ahijah, “Bring the ark of God.” (At that time it was with the Israelites.) NCV 19 While Saul was talking to the priest, the confusion in the Philistine camp was growing. Then Saul said to Ahijah, "Put your hand down!" NIV 19 While Saul was talking to the priest, the tumult in the Philistine camp increased more and more. So Saul said to the priest, “Withdraw your hand.” NCV 20 Then Saul gathered his army and entered the battle. They found the Philistines confused, striking each other with their swords! NIV 20 Then Saul and all his men assembled and went to the battle. They found the Philistines in total confusion, striking each other with their swords. NCV 21 Earlier, there were Hebrews who had served the Philistines and had stayed in their camp, but now they joined the Israelites with Saul and Jonathan. NIV 21 Those Hebrews who had previously been with the Philistines and had gone up with them to their camp went over to the Israelites who were with Saul and Jonathan. NCV 22 When all the Israelites hidden in the mountains of Ephraim heard that the Philistine soldiers were running away, they also joined the battle and chased the Philistines. NIV 22 When all the Israelites who had hidden in the hill country of Ephraim heard that the Philistines were on the run, they joined the battle in hot pursuit. NCV 23 So the Lord saved the Israelites that day, and the battle moved on past Beth Aven. NIV 23 So on that day the LORD saved Israel, and the battle moved on beyond Beth Aven. NCV 24 The men of Israel were miserable that day because Saul had made an oath for all of them. He had said, "No one should eat food before evening and before I finish defeating my enemies. If he does, he will be cursed!" So no Israelite soldier ate food. NIV 24 Now the Israelites were in distress that day, because Saul had bound the people under an oath, saying, “Cursed be anyone who eats food before evening comes, before I have avenged myself on my enemies!” So none of the troops tasted food. NCV 25 Now the army went into the woods, where there was some honey on the ground. NIV 25 The entire army entered the woods, and there was honey on the ground. NCV 26 They came upon some honey, but no one took any because they were afraid of the oath. NIV 26 When they went into the woods, they saw the honey oozing out; yet no one put his hand to his mouth, because they feared the oath. NCV 27 Jonathan had not heard the oath Saul had put on the army, so he dipped the end of his stick into the honey and lifted some out and ate it. Then he felt better. NIV 27 But Jonathan had not heard that his father had bound the people with the oath, so he reached out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it into the honeycomb. He raised his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened. NCV 28 Then one of the soldiers told Jonathan, "Your father made an oath for all the soldiers. He said any man who eats today will be cursed! That's why they are so weak." NIV 28 Then one of the soldiers told him, “Your father bound the army under a strict oath, saying, ‘Cursed be anyone who eats food today!’ That is why the men are faint.” NCV 29 Jonathan said, "My father has made trouble for the land! See how much better I feel after just tasting a little of this honey! NIV 29 Jonathan said, “My father has made trouble for the country. See how my eyes brightened when I tasted a little of this honey. NCV 30 It would have been much better for the men to eat the food they took from their enemies today. We could have killed many more Philistines!" NIV 30 How much better it would have been if the men had eaten today some of the plunder they took from their enemies. Would not the slaughter of the Philistines have been even greater?” NCV 31 That day the Israelites defeated the Philistines from Micmash to Aijalon. After that, they were very tired. NIV 31 That day, after the Israelites had struck down the Philistines from Mikmash to Aijalon, they were exhausted. NCV 32 They had taken sheep, cattle, and calves from the Philistines. Now they were so hungry they killed the animals on the ground and ate them, without draining the blood from them! NIV 32 They pounced on the plunder and, taking sheep, cattle and calves, they butchered them on the ground and ate them, together with the blood. NCV 33 Someone said to Saul, "Look! The men are sinning against the Lord. They're eating meat without draining the blood from it!" Saul said, "You have sinned! Roll a large stone over here now!" NIV 33 Then someone said to Saul, “Look, the men are sinning against the LORD by eating meat that has blood in it.” “You have broken faith,” he said. “Roll a large stone over here at once.” NCV 34 Then he said, "Go to the men and tell them that each person must bring his ox and sheep to me and kill it here and eat it. Don't sin against the Lord by eating meat without draining the blood from it." That night everyone brought his animals and killed them there. NIV 34 Then he said, “Go out among the men and tell them, ‘Each of you bring me your cattle and sheep, and slaughter them here and eat them. Do not sin against the LORD by eating meat with blood still in it.’ ” So everyone brought his ox that night and slaughtered it there. NCV 35 Then Saul built an altar to the Lord. It was the first altar he had built to the Lord. NIV 35 Then Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first time he had done this. NCV 36 Saul said, "Let's go after the Philistines tonight and rob them. We won't let any of them live!" The men answered, "Do whatever you think is best." But the priest said, "Let's ask God." NIV 36 Saul said, “Let us go down and pursue the Philistines by night and plunder them till dawn, and let us not leave one of them alive.” “Do whatever seems best to you,” they replied. But the priest said, “Let us inquire of God here.” NCV 37 So Saul asked God, "Should I chase the Philistines? Will you let us defeat them?" But God did not answer Saul at that time. NIV 37 So Saul asked God, “Shall I go down and pursue the Philistines? Will you give them into Israel’s hand?” But God did not answer him that day. NCV 38 Then Saul said to all the leaders of his army, "Come here. Let's find out what sin has been done today. NIV 38 Saul therefore said, “Come here, all you who are leaders of the army, and let us find out what sin has been committed today. NCV 39 As surely as the Lord lives who has saved Israel, even if my son Jonathan did the sin, he must die." But no one in the army spoke. NIV 39 As surely as the LORD who rescues Israel lives, even if the guilt lies with my son Jonathan, he must die.” But not one of them said a word. NCV 40 Then Saul said to all the Israelites, "You stand on this side. I and my son Jonathan will stand on the other side." The men answered, "Do whatever you think is best." NIV 40 Saul then said to all the Israelites, “You stand over there; I and Jonathan my son will stand over here.” “Do what seems best to you,” they replied. NCV 41 Then Saul prayed to the Lord, the God of Israel, "Give me the right answer." And Saul and Jonathan were picked; the other men went free. NIV 41 Then Saul prayed to the LORD, the God of Israel, “Why have you not answered your servant today? If the fault is in me or my son Jonathan, respond with Urim, but if the men of Israel are at fault, respond with Thummim.” Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot, and the men were cleared. NCV 42 Saul said, "Now let us discover if it is I or Jonathan my son who is guilty." And Jonathan was picked. NIV 42 Saul said, “Cast the lot between me and Jonathan my son.” And Jonathan was taken. NCV 43 Saul said to Jonathan, "Tell me what you have done." So Jonathan told Saul, "I only tasted a little honey from the end of my stick. And must I die now?" NIV 43 Then Saul said to Jonathan, “Tell me what you have done.” So Jonathan told him, “I tasted a little honey with the end of my staff. And now I must die!” NCV 44 Saul said, "Jonathan, if you don't die, may God punish me terribly." NIV 44 Saul said, “May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if you do not die, Jonathan.” NCV 45 But the soldiers said to Saul, "Must Jonathan die? Never! He is responsible for saving Israel today! As surely as the Lord lives, not even a hair of his head will fall to the ground! Today Jonathan fought against the Philistines with God's help!" So the army saved Jonathan, and he did not die. NIV 45 But the men said to Saul, “Should Jonathan die—he who has brought about this great deliverance in Israel? Never! As surely as the LORD lives, not a hair of his head will fall to the ground, for he did this today with God’s help.” So the men rescued Jonathan, and he was not put to death. NCV 46 Then Saul stopped chasing the Philistines, and they went back to their own land. NIV 46 Then Saul stopped pursuing the Philistines, and they withdrew to their own land. NCV 47 When Saul became king over Israel, he fought against Israel's enemies all around. He fought Moab, the Ammonites, Edom, the king of Zobah, and the Philistines. Everywhere Saul went he defeated Israel's enemies. NIV 47 After Saul had assumed rule over Israel, he fought against their enemies on every side: Moab, the Ammonites, Edom, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he inflicted punishment on them. NCV 48 He fought bravely and defeated the Amalekites. He saved the Israelites from their enemies who had robbed them. NIV 48 He fought valiantly and defeated the Amalekites, delivering Israel from the hands of those who had plundered them. NCV 49 Saul's sons were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malki-Shua. His older daughter was named Merab, and his younger daughter was named Michal. NIV 49 Saul’s sons were Jonathan, Ishvi and Malki-Shua. The name of his older daughter was Merab, and that of the younger was Michal. NCV 50 Saul's wife was Ahinoam daughter of Ahimaaz. The commander of his army was Abner son of Ner, Saul's uncle. NIV 50 His wife’s name was Ahinoam daughter of Ahimaaz. The name of the commander of Saul’s army was Abner son of Ner, and Ner was Saul’s uncle. NCV 51 Saul's father Kish and Abner's father Ner were sons of Abiel. NIV 51 Saul’s father Kish and Abner’s father Ner were sons of Abiel. NCV 52 All Saul's life he fought hard against the Philistines. When he saw strong or brave men, he took them into his army. NIV 52 All the days of Saul there was bitter war with the Philistines, and whenever Saul saw a mighty or brave man, he took him into his service.

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