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in the jeweis of gold were, and put them oa Cease not to cry unto the LORD vor God for the gicat stone and the men of Beth-she us, that he will save us out of the hand of inesh offered burnt-offerings, and sacrificedie Pliilistines. sacrifices, the same day unto the Lord). 9 i And Samuel took a sacking lamb,

16 And when the five lords of the Philis- and offered it for a burnt-offering wholly tines had seen it, they returned 10 Ekron the unto the Lord, and Samuel cried unto the same day.

Lord for Israel; and the Lord heard him, 17 And these are the golden emerods, 10 And as Samuel was offering up the wbich the Philistines returned for a trespass- burni-offering, the Philistines drew near to offering unto the Lord; for Ashdod one,

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Cor battle againsi Israel: but the LORD thunder. Gaza one, for Askelon one, for Gathione, for ed with a great thunder on that day upon Ekron one;

the Philistines, and discomfited them; and 18. And the golden mice, according to the they were smitten before Israel. number of all the cities of the Philistines ba- 11 And the men of Israel went out of Miz. longing to the five lords, both of fenced cities, peh, and pursued the Philistines, and smote and of country villages, even unto the great lihem, until they came under Beth-car. stone of Abel, whereon they set down the ark 12 Then Samueltook a stone, and set it be of the LORD; which stone remaineth unto this tween Mizpeli and Shen, and called the dav in the field of Joslila, the Beth-shemite. name of it Eben-ezer, saying, Hithertu hatha

1911 And he smote the men of Beth-shemesh, the Lord helped us, because they had looked into the ark of the 13. So the Philistines were subdued, and Lori), even he smole of the people fifty thou- they came no more into the coast of Israel. sand and threescore and ten men. Andelie peo- and the hand of the Lord was agaiust the pie lainented, because the Lord had smitten Philistines all the days of Samuel. muny of the people with a great slaugliter; 11 And the cities wbich the Philistines had

2 And the men of Beth-shemesh said, Ilho taken froin Israel were restored to Israel, is able to stand before this holy LORD God : from Ekron even unto Gath; and the coasts and to whom shall he go up from us? thereof did Israel deliver out of the lands of

21 And they sent messengers to the inha- the Philistines. And there was peace bebitants of Kirjath-jearim, saying, The Phi- tween Israel and he Amorites. listines bave brought again the ark of the 151 And Samuel judged Israel ali the LURD; come ve down, arud fetch it up to you. days of his life. CHAP. VII.

1o And he went from year to yearin cir. ND the men of Kirjath-jearim came, and cuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpeli, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in die 17 And his return wus to Ramalı; fun hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep there was his house ; and there lie julged the ark of the LORD).

Israel; and there be built an altar into the 2 And it came to pass, while the ark abodel Lord. in Kirjatlı-jearim, ihat the time was long ;/

CHAP. VIII. for the war twenty years, and all the house A Dit came to pass when Samuel was old, the )

that he sons judges over Israel 31 And Samuel spake unto all the house 2 Now the name of his first-born was Joel, of Israel, saying, if ye do return into the and the name of his second Abiah: they icera LORD with all your hearts, then put away judges in Beer-sheba, the strange gods and Ashtarotlı from amo:g 3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but you, and prepare your hearts unto the Loun, turned aside afier lucre, avd took bribes, and and serve him only; and he will deliver you perverted judgment. out of the hand of the Philistines,

4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered 4 Then the children of Israel did put away themselves together, and came to Samuel Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the Lord unto Ramal, only.

5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, 5 And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now Mizpeli, and I will pray for you unto the makeusaking to judge us like all the nations. LORD.

6 S Buithe thing displeased Samuel, when 6 And they gathered together to Mizpeh, they said, Give us a king to judge us. And and drew water, and poured it out before Samuel prayed unto the Lor). the Lord), and fasted on that day, and said 7 And the Lord said unto Samuel, lieark. there, We have sinned against the LORD. en unto the voice of the people in all that Aud Sainuel judged the children of Israel they say unto thee: for they liave not rein Mizpen.

liecied thee, but they have rejected me, thia! 79. And when the Philistines heard that I should not reig li over them. die children of Israel were gathered together 3 According to all ihe works which they lo Mizpel, tlie lords of the Philistines went have done, since the day that I broug lie them up against Israel. And when the children up out of Egypt even unto this day where of Israel heard it, they were afraid o!' the with they have forsaken me, and served Philistines.

other gods, so do they also unto thee. 3 And the children of Israel said to Samuel,! Silvi Therefore licarken unto their voier :

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bowbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and him, Come, and let us return ; lest my father stew them the manner of the king that shall leave caring for the asses, and take iliought reign over them.

10 1 And Samuel told all the words of the 6 And he said unto him, Behold, now, there Lord unto the people that asked of him a is in this city a man of God. and he is an hoking.

nourable man; all that he saith cometh surely 1 And he said. This will be the månner of to pass : now, let us go thither; peradventure the king that shall reign over you ; He will be can shew us our way that we should go. take your sons, and appoint them for himself, 7 Then said Saul to his servant, But, befor his chariots, and to be his horsemen ; and bold, if we go, wliat shall we bring the man? some shall run before his chariots.

for the bread is spent in our vessels, and there 12 And he will appoint him captains over is not a present to bring to the man of God : Thousands, and captains over fifties, and will what have we? set them. io ear his ground, and to reap his 8 And the servant answered Saul again, harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and said, Behold, I bave here at band the and instruments of his chariots.

fourth part of a shekel of silver; that will I 13.And he willtake your daughters to be con give to the man of God to tell us our way. fectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers. 9 (Before-time in Israel, when a man went

14 And he will take your fields, and your to enquire of God, thus he spake, Cume, and vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the let us go to the seer : for he that is now called best of them, and give them to his servants. La Prophet, was before time called a Seer.)

15 And lie will take the tenth of your seed, 10 Then said Saul to his servant, Well said; and of your vineyards, and give io his oti- come let us go. So they went unto the city cers, and to his servants.

where the man of God was. 16 And he will take your men-servants, 11 1. And as they went up the hill to the and your maid-servants, and your goodliest city, they found young maidens going out to young men, and your asses, and pui them to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer his work.

here? 17 He will take the tenth of your sheep : 12 And they answered them, and said, and ye shall be his servants.

He is; behold, he is before you : make haste 18 And ye shall cry out in that day because now, for he carne to-day to the city; for of your king which ye shall have chosen you ; there is a sacrifice of the people to-day in the and the LORD will not hear you in that day. Tinigh place.

19 Nevertheless the people refused to 13 As soon as ve he come into the city, ye obey the voice of Samuel: and they salu, shall straightway tind him, betore he go up Nay; but we will have a king over us;' to the high place to eat: for the people will not

20' That we also may be like all the na- eat until he come, because he doth bless the tions; and that our king may judge us, and sacrifice, and afterwards they eat that be go out before us, and tight our bailles. bidden.' Now therefore get you up; for

21 And Samuel heard all the words of the about this time ye shall find him. people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of 14 And they went up into the city : and the Lord.

when they were come into the city, behold, 22 And the Lord said to Samuel, Hear- Samuel came out against them, for to go up ken unto their voice, and make them a king to the liigh place. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, GO 15 ! Now the Lord had told Samuel in ye every man unto his city.

his ear a day before Saul came, saying, CHAP. ix.

16 To morrow, about this time, I will send COW there was a man of Benjamin, whose thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of people Israel, urat he may save my people Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty mar of power. Tout of the hand of thie Philistines: for I have

2 And he had a son, whose name was Saul, looked upon my people, because their cry is

chioice young man, and a goodly; and there come unto me. was not among the children of Israel a good- 17 And wlien Samuel saw Saul, the LORD ier person than he: from bis shoulders and said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake upward he was higher than any of the people to elice of this same shall reign over' my

3 And the asses of Kish, Saul's father, people. were lost: and Kish said to Saul liis son, 18 Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the Take now one of the servants with thee, and gate, and said, Teil me, I pray thee, where arise, go seek the asses.

the seer's liguse is. 4 And he passed through mount Ephraim, 19 And Samuel answered Saul, and said, and passed through the land of Shalish:a, but I am the seer: go up before me unto the ligh they found them not; then they passed place; for ye shall eat with me to-day; aud through the land of Shalim, and ilere they lio-morrow I will let ther go, and will sell thee were not; and he passed through the land of all that is in thine heart. the Benjamites, but they found thèm not. 20 And as for thine asses, that were lost

5 And when they were come to the land of three days ago, set not thy mind on them; Zuph, Saul said to his servant that was with for they are found. And on whom i allenamento

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desire of Israel? Is il nut on thee, and on 7 And let it be, when these signs are conie all lliy father's house?

unto thee, that thou do as occasion shell 21 And Sau answered and said, Am not I serve thice ; for God is with thee. a Benjainite, of the sinallest of the wibes of 3 And thou shall go down before me la Israel? and my family the least of all the fa- Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto milies of the tribe of Benjamin: wherefore thee, to offer burnt-offerings, and to sacri. then speakest thou so to me

fice sacrifices of peace offerings : seven davs 22 Ái Samuel took Saul and his servant. shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew and brought them into the parlour, and made thee what thou shalt do. them sit in the chiefest place among them that 911 And it was so that, when he had were bidden, which were about thirty persons. turned his back to go from Samuel, God

23 And Samuel said unto the cook, Bring gave him another heart: and all those signs the portion which ! gave thee, of which came to pass that day. iaid unto thee, Set it by tree.

10 And when they came thither to the hill, 24 And the cook took up the shoulder, and behold, a company of prophets met him ; and thiut which was upon il, and set it before the Spirit of God came upon him, and he Saul. And Sumuel said, Behold that which prophesied among them. is left! set it before thee, anul eat: for unto 11 And it came to pass, when all that ibis lime liath it been kept for thee, since I know him before-time saw that, behold, he said. I have invited the people. So Saul did prophesied among the propliets, then the per eat with Samuel that day.

ple said one to another, What is this that is 25 1 And when they were come down from come unto the son of Kish: Is Saul also the high place into the city, Sumuel cominu- among the prophets? ned with Saul upothe top of the house. 12 And one of the same place answered

26 And they arose early: and it came to and said, But who is their fatlier ? Therefore pass, about the spring of the day, that Sa- it became a proverb), Is Saul also amorg the muel called Saul'to the top of the house, say: prophets ? ing, Up, that I may send thee away. And

13 And when he had made an end of proSaul arose, and they went out both of them, phesying, he came to the high place. he and Samuel, al road.

111 And Saul's uncle said unto him and 27 And as they were going down to the to liis servant, Whither went ye? And he end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the said, to seek the asses: and when we saw servant pass on before us, (aud he passed that they were no where, we came to Samuel. on,) but stand thou still a wiile, that I ma;

15 And Saul's uncle said, Tell me, I pray shew thee the word of God.

thee, wliat Samuel said unto you. CHAP. X.

16 And Saul said unto his uncle, He told THEN Samuel took'a vial of oil and pour- us plainly that the asses were found. But ol said, Is it not because the Lord hath anoiul-muel spake, he told him not. ed thee to be captain over bis inheritance? 17 1 And Samuel called the people loge.

2 When thou art departed from me to-day, ther unto the LORD to Mizpeh; then thou sball find iwo men nv Rachel's 18 And said unto the children of Israel, sepulclare, in the border of Benjainin, at Zel- Tous saith the LORD God of Israel, i zah; and they will say unto thee, The asses brought up Israel out of Egypt, and deliverwhich thou wentest to seek are found : and, jed you vut of the hand of the Egyptians, and lo, thy fatber han left the care of the asses, out of the band of all kingioins, und of them and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I that oppressed you: de for my son?

19 And se liave this day rejected your 3 Then shalt thou go on foru ard from God, who loimsell saved you out of all your thence, and thou shall come to the plain ot adversities and your tribulations; and re Tabor, and tiere shall meet thee three men lave said unto him, Nay; but sel a hing going up to God!o Bet-el, one carrying three over us. Now therefore present yourselves kids, and another carrying three loaves of before the LORD by your iribes, and by your bead, and another carrying a bottle of wine : thousands. 1 And they will salute thee, and give thee

20 And when Samuel had caused all ne two loaves of bread; which thou shall receive tribes of larael to come near, the tribe of Benof their hands.

jamin was taken. ; Alier that thou shalt come to die bill of 21 When he had caused the tribe of BenGod, where is the garrison of the Philistines: jamin to come near by their families, the fa. auditshall come to pass, when I ou art come inily of Matri was taken, and Saul the son thither to the city, that thou shall meet a of Kish was taken: and when they songhit company of propliets coming down from the bim, he could not be found. liighi place, with a psallery, and a labrel, and Therefore they enquired of the LORD a pipe, aud a barl', before them, and they further, is the man should yet come thither, shalt prophesy:

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was higlier than any of the people, from his 11 And it was so on the morrow, that Saul shoulders and upward

put the people in three companies ; and they 24 And Samuel said to all the people, See came into the midst of the host in the morn. Fe him whom the Lord hath chosen, that ing-watch and slew the Ammonites until the there is none like dim among all the people heat of the day: and it came to pass, that And all the people shouted, and said, God they which remained were scattered, so that save the king.

two of then were not left toge:lier. 25 Then Samuel told the people the inan- 12 And the people said unto Samuel, Who ger of the kingdom, and wrote it in a hook, is he that said, Shall Saul reign over (is? bring and laid it up before the Lord. And Sam- the men that we may put them to death. gel sent all the people away, every man to

13 And Saul said, There shall not a man bis house.

be put to death this day: for to-day the LORD 26 1 And Saul also went home to Gibealı; hath wrought salvation in Israel. and there went with him a band of men, 14 11 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, whose hearts God had touched.

and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the king 27 But the children of Belia! said, How dom there. shall this man save us? And they despised 15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and him, and brought him no presents : but he there they made Saul king before the LORD beld his peace.

in Gilgal ; and there they sacrificed sacriCHAP. XI.

fices of peace-offerings before the LORD; and encamped against Jabesh-joiced greatly ud all the men of Jaheshi said unto Nahashi,

CHAP. XII. Make a covenant with us, and we will serve ND Samuel said unto all Israel, Behold, thee.

And Nahash the Ammonite answered that ve said unto me, and have marle a king diem. On this condition will I make a core over you. Rant with you, that I may thrus! out all your 2 And now, behold, the king walketh he. right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all fore you : and I am old and gray-headed Israel

and, behold, my sons are with you : and 3 And the elders of Jahesh said unto him, have walked before you from my childlicod Give us seven days respite, that we may send unto this day, messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and 3 Behold, here I am : witness against me hen, if there be no man to save us, we will before the LORD, and before his anointed ; come out to thee.

wliose ox have I taken? or whose ass have 4 1 Then came the messengers to Gibeah ! tahen? or whom lave 1 defrauded? whom of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of have I oppressed ? cr of whose hand have I the people: and all the people lifted up their received any bribe to blind mine eyes therevoices, and wept.

withi ? and I will restore it you. 5 And, behold, Saul rame after the berd 4 And they said, Thou hast not defrauded out of the field ; and Saul said. Wiat aileth us, por oppressed us, neither hast thou taken he people that they weep? And they told ought of any man's land. aim the tidings of the inen of Jabeshi. 5 And he said unto them, The Lord is

6 And the Spirit of God came upon Savi witness against you, and his anointed is wit. when he heard thom tidings, and his anger ness this day, that ye have not found onght was kindled greatly.

in my hand. And they answered, He is 7 And he took a yoke of oren, and liewed witness. them in pieces, and sent them throughout all 6 1 And Samuel said unto the people, It is de coasts of Israel loy the hands of messen-the LORD that advanced Moses and Aaron, pers, saying, 'losoever cometh not forth and that brought your fathers up out of the after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be land of Egypt. done unio his oxen. And the fear of thel 7 Now therefore stand still, that I muy reaLord fell on the people, and they came out son with von before the Lord of all the rightewith one consent.

ous acts of the LORD), which he did to you 8 And when he numbered them in Bezek, and to your father's, the children of Israel were three hundred * Wlien Jacob was come into Egypt, and housand, and the men of Judah thirty thou- your fathers cried unto the Lord then the sand.

LORI sent Moses and Aaron, wisicia brought 9 And they said unto the messengers that fortlı pour fathers out of Egypt, and made came, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Ja-them dwell in this place. besh-gilead, To-morrow, by that time the sun 9 And when they forgat the Lorntheir God, be hot, ye shall have lielp. And the messen-he sold them into the liand of Sisera, captain Sebesla; and they were glad. came and shewed it to tho meu of of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of the

Philistines, and into the hand of the king of 10 Therefore the men of Jabesh said, To-Moab; and they fougit against them. Inorrow we will come out unto you, and ye 10 And they cried unto the LORD, and said, shall do with us all that seemeth good unto We have sinned, because we have forsaken you.

the LORD, and have served Baalim and Asli, aroth : but now delive us out of the land 3 And Jonathan smote the garrison of the of onr enemies, and we will serve thee. Philistines that was in Geba: and the Philis

11 And the Lord sent Jerubhaal, and Be- lines heard of it. And Saul hew the trunk dan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and deliver-pet throughout all the land, saying, Let the ed you out of the hand of your enemies on Hebrews hear. every side, and ye duvelled safe.

4. And all Israel heard say that Sul had 12 And when ye saw that Nalash, the smitten a garrison of the Philistines, i nd that king of the children of Ammou. came against Israel al-0 was liad in abomination ith the you. ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall Philistines. And the people were ci ledig. reign over us; when the Lord your God gether after Saul to Gilgal. wis your king.

öf And the Philistines galliered then selves 1:3 Now therefore behold the king whom together to fight with Israel, thirty ih wanid je bave chosell, and wbom ve have desired! chariots, and six thousand horseines, and and, beheld, the LORD hati set a king over people as the sand winch is ou die se: shore you.

in multitude; and they came up and p trhed 14 If ye will fear the Lord, and serve him, in Mielumasli, eastward from Beib avc :. and obey his voice, and not rebel arrainst the 6.9 lilien ile men of Israel saw tha they commandment of the Lord; then shall both were in a trail. (for the people were di reag. ye, and also the king that reigneth over you, ed.) then the people did bide theinselves is continue following the LORD your God? raves, and in tickets, and in rocks, a.id in

15 Bui il re will not obey ille voice of the high places, and in pils. I.ORD, but retelagainst the commandment of 7 And some of the Hebrews went over Jur. the LORD), then stall the liand of the Loud dan to the land of Ciad and Gilead: ag for be against you, as it was against your fathers Saul, he ws vet in Gilgal, and ail the people

16 Now therefore stand and see this followed him trembling. great thing which the Lord will do before 1 And he carried seven days, according your eyes

to the set time that Samuel hid appointed , 17 Is it not wheat-harrest to-day? I will call but Samuel came not w Gilgal; and the peona unto the Lord, and he shall send under and ple were scattered from lin. rain; that ye may perceive an see that your 9 And Saul said, bring bither a burnt-ofwickedness is great, wbich ve have done in Sering to me, and peace offerings. And be the sight of the Lord, in asking you a king offered the burnt-oliering.

18 So Samuel called unto the Lord; and 10 And it came to pass. that as soon as he the lord sent thunder and rain that day: had made an end of otiering the burnt-oflerand all the people greatly feared the Lornling, belloid, Samuel came; and Saul went and Samuel

out to meet him, that he might salute him. 19 And all the people said unto Samuel, 11 1 And Samuel said, "That last thou Pray for thy servants untu the LORD thy God, done? And Saul said, Because I saw that that we die not: for we have added inte all the people were scattered from me, and that our sins this evil, to ask us a king.

thoui caines: not within the days appointed, 20 3 And Samuel said unto the people, Fear and that the Philistines gathered themseives not: (ye hare done all this wickedness; yet together at Viicumaslı ; turn not aside from following the Lord, but Therefore, sain 1, The Philistines will serve the LORD with all your heart ; come dor!! Now on me lo Gilgal, and I

21 And turn ye noi aside: for then shoudal have not made supplication unto ile Lord ye go after vain things, wiichi cannot protit forced myself therefore, and oilered a burninor deliver ; for they are vain :)

offering 22 For the LORD willmot forsake his peo- 13 And Samuel said to Saul. Thon bası ple for his greal name's sake: because it hath done foulisnly thou hast not kept the compleased :he LORD 10 make you his people. mandment of the LORD thy God, which he

23 Moreover, as for me, kioti forbid it at I commanded thee ; for now would the Lord should sin against the Lour in ceasing to have establishedily kingdom upou 'srael for pray for you : but I will teach you the good ever. and the riglit way.

14 B:11 now thy kingdom shall not con, 24 Only tear the Lord, and serve liim in tinue: the LoRuliathi so'glit nim a man ai: truth with all your heart : for consider how ter his own beart, ond the Lord hat com. great things be liath done for you.

manded him to be captain over liis people, 25 But il ye shall still do wickedly, ve shall because thou hast not kept thot which the be consumed, how ye and your king. LOR commanded tice, CH ÁP. XII.

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numbered the people that were present with 2 Saul chose him three roousand men of bin about six lundred men. Israel, whereof t tousand were withi Saul Jo And-aul, and Jonatian bis son and the in Miclimaslı anding moun: Berh-el, and a people the leve present will then, abdo thousand were wian Jonathan in Gibeah nt in Gileab of Benjamin : but the Philistines Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent encamper! in Michimah. every man to his tent.

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