Then NahashH5176 the AmmoniteH5984 cameH5927 up, and encampedH2583 againstH5921 Jabeshgilead:H3003 H1568 and allH3605 the menH582 of JabeshH3003 saidH559 to Nahash,H5176 MakeH3772 a covenantH1285 with us, and we will serveH5647 you.
And NahashH5176 the AmmoniteH5984 answeredH559 them, On thisH2063 condition will I makeH3772 a covenant with you, that I may thrustH5365 out allH3605 your rightH3225 eyes,H5869 and layH7760 it for a reproachH2781 on allH3605 Israel.H3478
And the eldersH2205 of JabeshH3003 saidH559 to him, Give us sevenH7651 days'H3117 respite,H7503 that we may sendH7971 messengersH4397 to allH3605 the coastsH1366 of Israel:H3478 and then, ifH518 there be noH369 man to saveH3467 us, we will comeH3318 out to you.
Then cameH935 the messengersH4397 to GibeahH1390 of Saul,H7586 and toldH1696 the tidingsH1697 in the earsH241 of the people:H5971 and allH3605 the peopleH5971 liftedH5375 up their voices,H6963 and wept.H1058
And, behold,H2009 SaulH7586 cameH935 afterH310 the herdH1241 out of the field;H7704 and SaulH7586 said,H559 WhatH4100 ails the peopleH5971 that they weep?H1058 And they toldH5608 him the tidingsH1697 of the menH582 of Jabesh.H3003
And the SpiritH7307 of GodH430 cameH6743 on SaulH7586 when he heardH8085 thoseH428 tidings,H1697 and his angerH639 was kindledH2734 greatly.H3966
And he tookH3947 a yokeH6776 of oxen,H1241 and hewedH5408 them in pieces, and sentH7971 them throughout allH3605 the coastsH1366 of IsraelH3478 by the handsH3027 of messengers,H4397 saying,H559 WhoeverH834 comesH3318 not forthH3318 afterH310 SaulH7586 and afterH310 Samuel,H8050 soH3541 shall it be doneH6213 to his oxen.H1241 And the fearH6343 of the LORDH3068 fellH5307 onH5921 the people,H5971 and they cameH3318 out with oneH259 consent.H376
And when he numberedH6485 them in Bezek,H966 the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 were threeH7969 hundredH3967 thousand,H505 and the menH376 of JudahH3063 thirtyH7970 thousand.H505
And they saidH559 to the messengersH4397 that came,H935 ThusH3541 shall you sayH559 to the menH376 of Jabeshgilead,H3003 H1568 To morrow,H4279 by that time the sunH8121 be hot,H2527 you shall have help.H8668 And the messengersH4397 cameH935 and showedH5046 it to the menH582 of Jabesh;H3003 and they were glad.H8056
Therefore the menH582 of JabeshH3003 said,H559 To morrowH4279 we will comeH3318 out to you, and you shall doH6213 with us allH3605 that seemsH5869 goodH2896 to you.
And it was so on the morrow,H4283 that SaulH7586 putH7760 the peopleH5971 in threeH7969 companies;H7218 and they cameH935 into the middleH8432 of the hostH4264 in the morningH1242 watch,H821 and slewH5221 the AmmonitesH5984 untilH5704 the heatH2527 of the day:H3117 and it cameH1961 to pass, that they which remainedH7604 were scattered,H6327 so that twoH8147 of them were not leftH7604 together.H3162
And the peopleH5971 saidH559 to Samuel,H8050 WhoH4310 is he that said,H559 Shall SaulH7586 reignH4427 overH5921 us? bringH5414 the men,H582 that we may put them to death.H4191
And SaulH7586 said,H559 There shall not a manH376 be put to deathH4191 thisH2088 day:H3117 for to dayH3117 the LORDH3068 has workedH6213 salvationH8668 in Israel.H3478
Then saidH559 SamuelH8050 to the people,H5971 Come,H3212 and let us goH3212 to Gilgal,H1537 and renewH2318 the kingdomH4410 there.H8033
And allH3605 the peopleH5971 wentH3212 to Gilgal;H1537 and thereH8033 they made SaulH7586 kingH4427 beforeH6440 the LORDH3068 in Gilgal;H1537 and thereH8033 they sacrificedH2076 sacrificesH2077 of peaceH8002 offerings beforeH6440 the LORD;H3068 and thereH8033 SaulH7586 and allH3605 the menH582 of IsraelH3478 rejoicedH8055 greatly.H3966