1 sam 14
1 sam 14 1 Now it happened one day that Jonathan the son of Saul said to the young man who was bearing his armor, “Come, let us go over to the Philistine garrison that is on the other side.” But he did not tell his father. 2 Saul was sitting under the pomegranate tree in Migron, and those who were with him were about six hundred men, 3 including Ahijah the son of Ahitub, Ichabod’s brother, son of Phinehas, son of Eli, the priest of the Lord in Shiloh, wearing an ephod. And the people did not know that Jonathan had gone. 4 Between passes,[a] Jonathan said to his armor-bearer, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised. It may be that the Lord will work for us, for nothing can hinder[b] the Lord from saving by many or by few.” 5 And his armor-bearer said to him, “Do all that is in your heart. Behold, I am with you as you are with me.” 6 Then Jonathan said to him, “Behold, we will cross over to those men and reveal ourselves to them. 7 If they say to us, ‘Wait until we come to you,’ then we will stand still in our place and will not go up to them. 8 But if they say thus: ‘Come up against us!’ then we will rise up at once and fight against them; 9 for nothing can hinder[c] the Lord from saving by many or by few. So stand like a hero,[d] and see what you shall do; for as it seems good to you[e] shall be done by you.” 10 And when both of them revealed themselves quickly beside Micmash at Geba,[f] 11 The Philistines also heard it said that Saul had come out to seek their king,[g] saying: “Let us disclose themselves [sic; read disclosing themselves], 12 when Saul had come among these sheepfolds which are beside[h] Geba.[i] 13 Meanwhile a watchman was stationed on a height overlooking Migron:
1 samuel 14
1 Samuel 14 is the story of how Saul, the first king of Israel, and his son Jonathan defeated the Philistines in a great battle. The Philistines had been harassing the Israelites for years, and Saul decided to take them on. He was outnumbered and outgunned, but through the use of cunning and courage, he and Jonathan were able to defeat the Philistines.
1 samuel 14:1-15
1 samuel 14:1-15 tells the story of how Saul and his army were attacking the Philistines, and how Jonathan and his armor bearer went out against them without Saul’s knowledge. They defeated a large force of Philistines, but when Saul found out he was angry because they had disobeyed him.
1 samuel 14:16-23
1 Samuel 14:16-23 tells the story of how Saul and Jonathan led their small army against the much larger Philistine army. Through the use of guerilla tactics, they were able to defeat the Philistines and gain a great victory.
1 samuel 14:24-33
1 Samuel 14:24-33 tells the story of how Saul and his army defeated the Philistines. In verses 24-26, Saul led his army into battle against the Philistines and was successful in defeating them. However, in verses 27-29, Saul’s men began to plunder the enemy camp, and Saul became angry with them. He ordered them to stop and they obeyed. In verses 30-32, Saul then made a vow to God that if He would give him victory over the Philistines, he would sacrifice to Him. In verse 33, God answered Saul’s prayer and gave him victory over the Philistines.
1 samuel 14:34-52
1 Now Samuel was serving as judge over Israel, 2 and he had two sons who were courtesy of the high places: the name of one was Joel, and the other Abijah. They were judges in Beersheba. 3 But they did not follow their father’s ways; they indulged in dishonest gain 1 and accepted bribes. 4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah 5 and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations.”
6 But it displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And he prayed to the LORD 7 and said, “O LORD God of Israel, why have You done such a thing to your people by requesting from me a king?” 8 When all the leaders of Israel had gathered before him, 9 the LORD told Samuel, “Listen to all that the people say to you. For they have not rejected you; they have rejected Me from being king over them. 10 Like all the deeds they have done since the day I brought them up from Egypt even to this day— in that they abandoned Me and served other gods— so they are doing also to you. 11 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and tell them what kind of civilization will take place under their king who will reign over them.”
12 So Samuel spoke all the words of the LORDto the people who had asked him for a king. 13 He said, “This is what will take place under your future king: The LORD will choose for Himself a man from among your brothers. It is someone whom He will anoint with His holy oil.
14 He will be uniquely God’s choice…your future king must not accumulate many horses for himself or make you return to Egypt in order that he may amass great numbers of horses; for then the LORD has clearly told you that you must never again return that way…15 He must not accumulate many wives for himself or his heart turn away; also, he must not accumulate much silver and gold for himself…16 When he sits on his royal throne…17 [H]e is not to multiply horses [or] cause [the people] again …to return [to] Egypt …18 But he shall keep watch over … idols made by his predecessors on his behalf…19 I solemnly warn him never again …to disobey any commandment …20 If he disobeys Me just once then I will punish him twice as much …21 Then Samuel warned everyone against disturbing property rights: No one should twice take advantage from another person by moving his landmarks!”22 Afterward Samuel dismissed everyone except Saul son of Kish donning robes.(1 Sam 14:34-52)