Now it cameH1961 to pass on a day,H3117 that JonathanH3129 the sonH1121 of SaulH7586 saidH559 to the youngH5288 man that boreH5375 his armor,H3627 Come,H3212 and let us goH5674 overH5674 to the Philistines'H6430 garrison,H4673 that is on the otherH5676 side.H5676 But he toldH5046 not his father.H1
And SaulH7586 tarriedH3427 in the uttermostH7097 part of GibeahH1390 underH8478 a pomegranateH7416 tree whichH834 is in Migron:H4051 and the peopleH5971 that were with him were about sixH8337 hundredH3967 men;H376
And Ahiah,H281 the sonH1121 of Ahitub,H285 Ichabod'sH350 brother,H251 the sonH1121 of Phinehas,H6372 the sonH1121 of Eli,H5941 the LORD'sH3068 priestH3548 in Shiloh,H7887 wearingH5375 an ephod.H646 And the peopleH5971 knewH3045 not that JonathanH3129 was gone.H1980
And betweenH996 the passages,H4569 by whichH834 JonathanH3129 soughtH1245 to goH5674 overH5674 to the Philistines'H6430 garrison,H4673 there was a sharpH8127 rockH5553 on the oneH2088 side,H5676 and a sharpH8127 rockH5553 on the otherH2088 side:H5676 and the nameH8034 of the oneH259 was Bozez,H949 and the nameH8034 of the otherH259 Seneh.H5573
The forefrontH8127 of the oneH259 was situateH4690 northwardH6828 overH4136 againstH4136 Michmash,H4363 and the otherH259 southwardH5045 overH4136 againstH4136 Gibeah.H1390
And JonathanH3083 saidH559 to the youngH5288 man that boreH5375 his armor,H3627 Come,H3212 and let us goH5674 overH5674 to the garrisonH4673 of theseH428 uncircumcised:H6189 it may be that the LORDH3068 will workH6213 for us: for there is noH369 restraintH4622 to the LORDH3068 to saveH3467 by manyH7227 orH176 by few.H4592
And his armor bearerH5375 H3627 saidH559 to him, DoH6213 allH3605 that is in your heart:H3824 turnH5186 you; behold,H2005 I am with you according to your heart.H3824
Then saidH559 Jonathan,H3083 Behold,H2009 we will passH5674 overH5674 to these men,H582 and we will discoverH1540 ourselves to them.
IfH518 they sayH559 thusH3541 to us, TarryH1826 untilH5704 we comeH5060 to you; then we will standH5975 still in our place,H8478 and will not goH5927 up to them.
But ifH518 they sayH559 thus,H3541 ComeH5927 up to us; then we will goH5927 up: for the LORDH3068 has deliveredH5414 them into our hand:H3027 and thisH2088 shall be a signH226 to us.
And both of them discoveredH1540 themselves to the garrisonH4673 of the Philistines:H6430 and the PhilistinesH6430 said,H559 Behold,H2009 the HebrewsH5680 comeH3318 forthH3318 out of the holesH2356 whereH834 H8033 they had hidH2244 themselves.
And the menH582 of the garrisonH4675 answeredH6030 JonathanH3129 and his armor bearer,H5375 H3627 and said,H559 ComeH5927 up to us, and we will showH3045 you a thing.H1697 And JonathanH3129 saidH559 to his armor bearer,H5375 H3627 ComeH5927 up afterH310 me: for the LORDH3068 has deliveredH5414 them into the handH3027 of Israel.H3478
And JonathanH3129 climbedH5927 up on his handsH3027 and on his feet,H7272 and his armor bearerH5375 H3627 afterH310 him: and they fellH5307 beforeH6440 Jonathan;H3129 and his armor bearerH5375 H3627 slewH4191 afterH310 him.
And that firstH7223 slaughter,H4347 whichH834 JonathanH3129 and his armor bearerH5375 H3627 made,H5221 was about twentyH6242 men,H376 within as it were an halfH2677 acreH4618 of land,H7704 which a yokeH6776 of oxen might plow.
And there was tremblingH2731 in the host,H4264 in the field,H7704 and among allH3605 the people:H5971 the garrison,H4673 and the spoilers,H7843 they alsoH1571 trembled,H2729 and the earthH776 quaked:H7264 so it was a veryH430 greatH430 trembling.H2731
And the watchmenH6822 of SaulH7586 in GibeahH1390 of BenjaminH1144 looked;H7200 and, behold,H2009 the multitudeH1995 meltedH4127 away, and they wentH3212 on beatingH1986 down one another.
Then saidH559 SaulH7586 to the peopleH5971 that were with him, NumberH6485 now,H4994 and seeH7200 whoH4310 is goneH1980 from us. And when they had numbered,H6485 behold,H2009 JonathanH3129 and his armor bearerH5375 H3627 were not there.
And SaulH7586 saidH559 to Ahiah,H281 BringH5066 hereH5066 the arkH727 of God.H430 For the arkH727 of GodH430 was at that timeH3117 with the childrenH1121 of Israel.H3478
And it cameH1961 to pass, whileH5704 SaulH7586 talkedH1696 to the priest,H3548 that the noiseH1995 that was in the hostH4264 of the PhilistinesH6430 wentH3212 on and increased:H7227 and SaulH7586 saidH559 to the priest,H3548 WithdrawH622 your hand.H3027
And SaulH7586 and allH3605 the peopleH5971 that were with him assembledH2199 themselves, and they cameH935 to the battle:H4421 and, behold,H2009 every man'sH376 swordH2719 was against his fellow,H7453 and there was a veryH3966 greatH1419 discomfiture.H4103
Moreover the HebrewsH5680 that were with the PhilistinesH6430 beforeH865 that time,H8032 whichH834 wentH5927 up with them into the campH4264 from the country roundH5439 about, even they alsoH1571 turnedH6437 to be with the IsraelitesH3478 that were with SaulH7586 and Jonathan.H3129
Likewise allH3605 the menH376 of IsraelH3478 which had hidH2244 themselves in mountH2022 Ephraim,H669 when they heardH8085 that the PhilistinesH6430 fled,H5127 even they alsoH1571 followedH1692 hardH1692 afterH310 them in the battle.H4421
So the LORDH3068 savedH3467 IsraelH3478 that day:H3117 and the battleH4421 passedH5674 overH5674 to Bethaven.H1007
And the menH376 of IsraelH3478 were distressedH5065 that day:H3117 for SaulH7586 had adjuredH422 the people,H5971 saying,H559 CursedH779 be the manH376 that eatsH398 any foodH3899 untilH5704 evening,H6153 that I may be avengedH5358 on my enemies.H341 So noneH3808 of the peopleH5971 tastedH2938 anyH3605 food.H3899
And allH3605 they of the landH776 cameH935 to a wood;H3293 and there was honeyH1706 on the ground.H7704
And when the peopleH5971 were comeH935 intoH413 the wood,H3293 behold,H2009 the honeyH1706 dropped;H1982 but noH369 man putH5381 his handH3027 to his mouth:H6310 for the peopleH5971 fearedH3372 the oath.H7621
But JonathanH3129 heardH8085 not when his fatherH1 chargedH7650 the peopleH5971 with the oath:H7650 why he putH7971 forthH7971 the endH7097 of the rodH4294 that was in his hand,H3027 and dippedH2881 it in an honeycomb,H3295 H1706 and putH7725 his handH3027 to his mouth;H6310 and his eyesH5869 were enlightened.H215
Then answeredH6030 one of the people,H5971 and said,H559 Your fatherH1 straightly chargedH7650 the peopleH5971 with an oath,H7650 saying,H559 CursedH779 be the manH376 that eatsH398 any foodH3899 this day.H3117 And the peopleH5971 were faint.H5774
Then saidH559 Jonathan,H3129 My fatherH1 has troubledH5916 the land:H776 see,H7200 I prayH4994 you, howH3588 my eyesH5869 have been enlightened,H215 becauseH3588 I tastedH2938 a littleH4592 of thisH2088 honey.H1706
HowH637 muchH637 more,H637 ifH3863 haplyH3863 the peopleH5971 had eatenH398 freely to dayH3117 of the spoilH7998 of their enemiesH341 whichH834 they found?H4672 for had there not been nowH6258 a much greaterH7235 slaughterH4347 among the Philistines?H6430
And they smoteH5221 the PhilistinesH6430 that dayH3117 from MichmashH4363 to Aijalon:H357 and the peopleH5971 were veryH3966 faint.H5774
And the peopleH5971 flewH6213 on the spoil,H7998 and tookH3947 sheep,H6629 and oxen,H1241 and calves,H1121 H1242 and slewH7819 them on the ground:H776 and the peopleH5971 did eatH398 them with the blood.H1818
Then they toldH5046 Saul,H7586 saying,H559 Behold,H2009 the peopleH5971 sinH2398 against the LORD,H3068 in that they eatH398 with the blood.H1818 And he said,H559 You have transgressed:H898 rollH1556 a greatH1419 stoneH68 to me this day.H3117
And SaulH7586 said,H559 DisperseH6327 yourselves among the people,H5971 and sayH559 to them, BringH5066 me hereH5066 every manH376 his ox,H7794 and every manH376 his sheep,H7716 and slayH7819 them here,H2088 and eat;H398 and sinH2398 not against the LORDH3068 in eatingH398 with the blood.H1818 And allH3605 the peopleH5971 broughtH5066 every manH376 his oxH7794 with him that night,H3915 and slewH7819 them there.H8033
And SaulH7586 builtH1129 an altarH4196 to the LORD:H3068 the same was the firstH2490 altarH4196 that he builtH1129 to the LORD.H3068
And SaulH7586 said,H559 Let us goH3381 downH3381 afterH310 the PhilistinesH6430 by night,H3915 and spoilH962 them untilH5704 the morningH1242 light,H216 and let us not leaveH7604 a manH376 of them. And they said,H559 DoH6213 whateverH3605 seemsH5869 goodH2896 to you. Then saidH559 the priest,H3548 Let us draw nearH7126 hereH1988 to God.H430
And SaulH7586 askedH7592 counsel of God,H430 Shall I goH3381 downH3381 afterH310 the Philistines?H6430 will you deliverH5414 them into the handH3027 of Israel?H3478 But he answeredH6030 him not that day.H3117
And SaulH7586 said,H559 Draw you nearH5066 here,H1988 allH3605 the chiefH6438 of the people:H5971 and knowH3045 and seeH7200 whereinH4100 thisH2088 sinH2403 has beenH1961 thisH2088 day.H3117
For, as the LORDH3068 lives,H2416 which savesH3467 Israel,H3478 thoughH3588 H518 it be in JonathanH3129 my son,H1121 he shall surelyH3588 die.H4191 But there was not a man among allH3605 the peopleH5971 that answeredH6030 him.
Then saidH559 he to allH3605 Israel,H3478 Be you on oneH259 side,H5676 and I and JonathanH3129 my sonH1121 will be on the otherH259 side.H5676 And the peopleH5971 saidH559 to Saul,H7586 DoH6213 what seemsH5869 goodH2896 to you.
Therefore SaulH7586 saidH559 to the LORDH3068 GodH430 of Israel,H3478 GiveH3051 a perfectH8549 lot. And SaulH7586 and JonathanH3129 were taken:H3920 but the peopleH5971 escaped.H3318
And SaulH7586 said,H559 CastH5307 lots betweenH996 me and JonathanH3129 my son.H1121 And JonathanH3129 was taken.H3920
Then SaulH7586 saidH559 to Jonathan,H3129 TellH5046 me whatH4100 you have done.H6213 And JonathanH3129 toldH5046 him, and said,H559 I did but tasteH2938 a littleH4592 honeyH1706 with the endH7097 of the rodH4294 that was in my hand,H3027 and, see,H2114 I must die.H4191
And SaulH7586 answered,H559 GodH430 doH6213 soH3541 and moreH3254 also:H3541 for you shall surely die,H4191 Jonathan.H3129
And the peopleH5971 saidH559 to Saul,H7586 Shall JonathanH3129 die,H4191 whoH834 has workedH6213 thisH2088 greatH1419 salvationH3444 in Israel?H3478 God forbid:H2486 as the LORDH3068 lives,H2416 there shall not one hairH8185 of his headH7218 fallH5307 to the ground;H776 for he has workedH6213 with GodH430 thisH2088 day.H3117 So the peopleH5971 rescuedH6299 Jonathan,H3129 that he diedH4191 not.
Then SaulH7586 wentH5927 up from followingH310 the Philistines:H6430 and the PhilistinesH6430 wentH1980 to their own place.H4725
So SaulH7586 tookH3920 the kingdomH4410 overH5921 Israel,H3478 and foughtH3898 against allH3605 his enemiesH341 on everyH5437 side,H5439 against Moab,H4124 and against the childrenH1121 of Ammon,H5983 and against Edom,H123 and against the kingsH4428 of Zobah,H6678 and against the Philistines:H6430 and whereverH3605 H834 he turnedH6437 himself, he vexedH7561 them.
And he gatheredH6213 an host,H2428 and smoteH5221 the Amalekites,H6003 and deliveredH5337 IsraelH3478 out of the handsH3027 of them that spoiledH8154 them.
Now the sonsH1121 of SaulH7586 were Jonathan,H3129 and Ishui,H3440 and Melchishua:H4444 and the namesH8034 of his twoH8147 daughtersH1323 were these; the nameH8034 of the firstbornH1067 Merab,H4764 and the nameH8034 of the youngerH6996 Michal:H4324
And the nameH8034 of Saul'sH7586 wifeH802 was Ahinoam,H293 the daughterH1323 of Ahimaaz:H290 and the nameH8034 of the captainH8269 of his hostH6635 was Abner,H74 the sonH1121 of Ner,H5369 Saul'sH7586 uncle.H1730
And KishH7027 was the fatherH1 of Saul;H7586 and NerH5369 the fatherH1 of AbnerH74 was the sonH1121 of Abiel.H22
And there was soreH2389 warH4421 againstH5921 the PhilistinesH6430 allH3605 the daysH3117 of Saul:H7586 and when SaulH7586 sawH7200 anyH3605 strongH1368 man,H376 or anyH3605 valiantH2428 man,H1121 he tookH622 him to him.