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1 Samuel 13:1
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Samuel Rebukes Saul

Saul was thirty[a] years old when he became king, and he reigned over Israel forty-[b] two years.
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1 Samuel 13:2
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Saul chose three thousand men from Israel; two thousand(a) were with him at Mikmash(b) and in the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan at Gibeah(c) in Benjamin. The rest of the men he sent back to their homes.
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1 Samuel 13:3
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Jonathan attacked the Philistine outpost(d) at Geba,(e) and the Philistines heard about it. Then Saul had the trumpet(f) blown throughout the land and said, "Let the Hebrews hear!"
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1 Samuel 13:4
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So all Israel heard the news: "Saul has attacked the Philistine outpost, and now Israel has become obnoxious(g) to the Philistines." And the people were summoned to join Saul at Gilgal.
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1 Samuel 13:5
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The Philistines assembled(h) to fight Israel, with three thousand[c] chariots, six thousand charioteers, and soldiers as numerous as the sand(i) on the seashore. They went up and camped at Mikmash,(j) east of Beth Aven.(k)
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1 Samuel 13:6
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When the Israelites saw that their situation was critical and that their army was hard pressed, they hid(l) in caves and thickets, among the rocks, and in pits and cisterns.(m)
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1 Samuel 13:7
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Some Hebrews even crossed the Jordan to the land of Gad(n) and Gilead. Saul remained at Gilgal, and all the troops with him were quaking(o) with fear.
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1 Samuel 13:8
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He waited seven(p) days, the time set by Samuel; but Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and Saul's men began to scatter.
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1 Samuel 13:9
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So he said, "Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings." And Saul offered(q) up the burnt offering.
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1 Samuel 13:10
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Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel(r) arrived, and Saul went out to greet(s) him.
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1 Samuel 13:11
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"What have you done?" asked Samuel. Saul replied, "When I saw that the men were scattering, and that you did not come at the set time, and that the Philistines were assembling at Mikmash,(t)
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1 Samuel 13:12
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I thought, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal,(u) and I have not sought the Lord 's favor.(v)' So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering."
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1 Samuel 13:13
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"You have done a foolish thing,(w)" Samuel said. "You have not kept(x) the command the Lord your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.(y)
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1 Samuel 13:14
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But now your kingdom(z) will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart(aa) and appointed(ab) him ruler(ac) of his people, because you have not kept(ad) the Lord 's command."
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1 Samuel 13:15
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Then Samuel left Gilgal[d] and went up to Gibeah(ae) in Benjamin, and Saul counted the men who were with him. They numbered about six hundred.(af)
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1 Samuel 13:16
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Saul and his son Jonathan and the men with them were staying in Gibeah[e](ag) in Benjamin, while the Philistines camped at Mikmash.
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1 Samuel 13:17
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Raiding(ah) parties went out from the Philistine camp in three detachments. One turned toward Ophrah(ai) in the vicinity of Shual,
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1 Samuel 13:18
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another toward Beth Horon,(aj) and the third toward the borderland overlooking the Valley of Zeboyim(ak) facing the wilderness.
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1 Samuel 13:19
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Not a blacksmith(al) could be found in the whole land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, "Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears!(am)"
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1 Samuel 13:20
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So all Israel went down to the Philistines to have their plow points, mattocks, axes and sickles[f] sharpened.
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1 Samuel 13:21
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The price was two-thirds of a shekel[g] for sharpening plow points and mattocks, and a third of a shekel[h] for sharpening forks and axes and for repointing goads.
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1 Samuel 13:22
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So on the day of the battle not a soldier with Saul and Jonathan(an) had a sword or spear(ao) in his hand; only Saul and his son Jonathan had them.
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1 Samuel 13:23
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Now a detachment of Philistines had gone out to the pass(ap) at Mikmash.(aq)
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