1 Samuel Chapter 13
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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BSP's 1 Samuel Chapter 13 comment on 7/25/2017, 8:40am...
Verse 14: Jehovah God expected obedience from the Saul. Saul was not authorized to offer up the burnt offering. Due to his disobedience, he would lose the kingship.
Richard's 1 Samuel Chapter 13 comment on 7/01/2017, 7:10am...
1 Sam 13.1: I wonder if this verse is saying that two years after defeating the Ammonites (11:11ff) Saul now turns to deal with the Philistines. His son Jonathan heads a company of 1000 warriors and defeats the Philistine garrison at Gibeah (near Michmash v4). The meaning of Jonathan's name is 'Yahweh's gift' and this he proves to be especially as David's closest friend.
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