NASB — 1 Samuel 13 — KJV

War with the Philistines

1 Saul was I[thirty] years old when he began to reign, and he reigned II[forty] two years over Israel.

[1] IAs in some mss of the LXX; Heb omits thirty IISee Ac 13:21; Heb omits forty

2 ¶ Now Saul chose for himself 3,000 men of Israel, of which 2,000 were with Saul in aMichmash and in the hill country of Bethel, while 1,000 were with Jonathan at bGibeah of Benjamin. But he sent away the rest of the people, each to his tent. 3 Jonathan smote athe garrison of the Philistines that was in bGeba, and the Philistines heard of [it]. Then Saul cblew the trumpet throughout the land, saying, “Let the Hebrews hear.” 4 All Israel heard Ithe news that Saul had smitten the garrison of the Philistines, and also that Israel ahad become odious to the Philistines. The people were then summoned IIto Saul at Gilgal.

[2] a1S 13:5; 14:31 b1S 10:26
[3] a1S 10:5 b1S 13:16; 14:5 cJg 3:27; 6:34
[4] ILit saying IILit after aGn 34:30; Ex 5:21; 2S 10:6

5 ¶ Now the Philistines assembled to fight with Israel, 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemen, and apeople like the sand which is on the seashore in abundance; and they came up and camped in Michmash, east of bBeth-aven. 6 When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were hard-pressed), then athe people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in cliffs, in cellars, and in pits. 7 Also [some of] the Hebrews crossed the Jordan into the land of aGad and Gilead. But as for Saul, he [was] still in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.

[5] aJsh 11:4 bJsh 18:12; 1S 14:23
[6] aJg 6:2
[7] aNu 32:33

8 ¶ Now ahe waited seven days, according to the appointed time set by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattering from him. 9 So Saul said, “Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings.” And ahe offered the burnt offering. 10 As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and aSaul went out to meet him [and] to Igreet him. 11 But Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the appointed days, and that athe Philistines were assembling at Michmash, 12 therefore I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the LORD.’ So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering.” 13 Samuel said to Saul, “aYou have acted foolishly; byou have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, for now the LORD would have established your kingdom Iover Israel cforever. 14 But anow your kingdom shall not endure. bThe LORD has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.”

[8] a1S 10:8
[9] aDt 12:5-14; 2S 24:25; 1K 3:4
[10] ILit bless a1S 15:13
[11] a1S 13:2, 5, 16, 23
[13] ILit to a2Ch 16:9 b1S 15:11, 22, 28 c1S 1:22
[14] a1S 15:28 bAc 7:46; 13:22

15 ¶ Then Samuel arose and went up from Gilgal to aGibeah of Benjamin. And Saul Inumbered the people who were present with him, babout six hundred men. 16 Now Saul and his son Jonathan and the people who were present with them were staying in aGeba of Benjamin while the Philistines camped at Michmash. 17 And athe Iraiders came from the camp of the Philistines in three IIcompanies: one IIIcompany turned IVtoward bOphrah, to the land of Shual, 18 and another Icompany turned IItoward aBeth-horon, and another Icompany turned IItoward the border which overlooks the valley of bZeboim toward the wilderness.

[15] ILit mustered a1S 13:2 b1S 13:2, 6, 7; 14:2
[16] a1S 13:2, 3
[17] ILit destroyers IILit heads IIILit head IVLit toward the direction of a1S 14:15 bJsh 18:23
[18] ILit head IILit the direction of aJsh 16:3; 18:13, 14 bNe 11:34

19 ¶ Now ano blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Otherwise the Hebrews will make Ibswords or spears.” 20 So all Israel went down to the Philistines, each to sharpen his plowshare, his mattock, his axe, and his hoe. 21 The charge was Itwo-thirds of a shekel for the plowshares, the mattocks, the forks, and the axes, and to fix the hoes. 22 So it came about on the day of battle that aneither sword nor spear was found in the hands of any of the people who [were] with Saul and Jonathan, but they were found with Saul and his son Jonathan. 23 And athe garrison of the Philistines went out to bthe pass of Michmash.

[19] ILit sword or spear aJg 5:8; 2K 24:14; Jr 24:1; 29:2 bJg 5:8
[21] IHeb pim
[22] aJg 5:8
[23] a1S 14:1; 2S 23:14 b1S 14:4, 5; Is 10:28


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Saul's selected band.

1 ¶ Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel, 2 Saul chose him three thousand [men] of Israel; [whereof] two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in mount Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent every man to his tent.

[1] Ex 12:5; Mi 6:6.
[2] Jsh 18:28; Jg 19:12; 1S 8:11; 10:26; 13:5, 23; 14:5, 31, 52; 15:34; 2S 21:6; Is 10:28, 29.

He calleth the Hebrews to Gilgal against the Philistines, whose garrison Jonathan had smitten.

3 And Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that [was] in Geba, and the Philistines heard [of it]. And Saul blew the trumpet throughout all the land, saying, Let the Hebrews hear. 4 And all Israel heard say [that] Saul had smitten a garrison of the Philistines, and [that] Israel also was had in abomination with the Philistines. And the people were called together after Saul to Gilgal.

[3] Jsh 18:24; 21:17; Jg 3:27; 6:34; 1S 10:5; 14:1; 2S 2:28; 20:1; 23:14; Is 10:29; Zc 14:10.
[4] Gn 34:30; 46:34; Ex 5:21; Jsh 5:9; 1S 10:8; 11:14; Zc 11:8.

The Philistines' great host.

5 ¶ And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand which [is] on the sea shore in multitude: and they came up, and pitched in Michmash, eastward from Bethaven.

[5] Gn 22:17; Jsh 7:2; 11:4; 18:12; Jg 7:12; 1S 14:23; 2Ch 1:9; Is 48:19; Jr 15:8; Ho 4:15; 5:8; 10:5; Ro 9:27.

The distress of the Israelites.

6 When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits. 7 And [some of] the Hebrews went over Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. As for Saul, he [was] yet in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.

[6] Ex 14:10; Jsh 8:20; Jg 6:2; 10:9; 20:41; 1S 14:11; 23:19; 24:3; 2S 24:14; Is 42:22; Php 1:23; He 11:38.
[7] Lv 26:17, 36; Nu 32:1, 33; Dt 3:12; 20:8; 28:25; Jsh 13:24; Jg 7:3; Ho 11:10.

Saul, weary of staying for Samuel, sacrificeth.

8 ¶ And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel [had appointed]: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him. 9 And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering. 10 And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.

[8] 1S 10:8.
[9] Dt 12:6; 1S 13:12; 14:18; 15:21; 1K 3:4; Ps 37:7; Pv 15:8; 20:22; 21:3, 27; Is 66:3.
[10] Ru 2:4; 1S 15:13; Ps 129:8.

Samuel reproveth him.

11 ¶ And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and [that] thou camest not within the days appointed, and [that] the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash; 12 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. 13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever. 14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him [to be] captain over his people, because thou hast not kept [that] which the LORD commanded thee. 15 And Samuel arose, and gat him up from Gilgal unto Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul numbered the people [that were] present with him, about six hundred men. 16 And Saul, and Jonathan his son, and the people [that were] present with them, abode in Gibeah of Benjamin: but the Philistines encamped in Michmash.

[11] Gn 3:13; 4:10; Jsh 7:19; 1S 13:2, 5, 16, 23; 14:5; 2S 3:24; 2K 5:25; Is 10:28.
[12] 1S 21:7; 1K 12:26; Ps 66:3; Am 8:5; 2Co 9:7.
[13] 1S 15:11, 22, 28; 2S 12:7; 1K 18:18; 21:20; 2Ch 16:9; 19:2; 25:15; Jb 34:18; Ps 50:8; Pv 19:3; Mt 14:3.
[14] 1S 2:30; 9:16; 15:28; 16:1, 12; 2S 5:2; 7:15; 2K 20:5; Ps 78:70; 89:19, 20; Ac 13:22; He 2:10.
[15] 1S 13:2, 6; 14:2.
[16] 1S 13:3.

The three spoiling bands of the Philistines.

17 ¶ And the spoilers came out of the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one company turned unto the way [that leadeth to] Ophrah, unto the land of Shual: 18 And another company turned the way [to] Bethhoron: and another company turned [to] the way of the border that looketh to the valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness.

[17] Jsh 18:23; 19:3; 1S 11:11.
[18] Gn 14:2; Jsh 10:11; 16:3, 5; 18:13; 1Ch 6:68; 2Ch 8:5; Ne 11:34; Ho 11:8.

The policy of the Philistines, to suffer no smith in Israel.

19 ¶ Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make [them] swords or spears: 20 But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock. 21 Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads. 22 So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that [were] with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found. 23 And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the passage of Michmash.

[19] Jg 5:8; 2K 24:14; Is 54:16; Jr 24:1.
[21] 1S 13:21.
[22] Jg 5:8; 1S 17:47, 50; Zc 4:6; 1Co 1:27; 2Co 4:7.
[23] 1S 13:2, 3, 5; 14:1, 4; Is 10:28.


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