1 Samuel 14:48
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New International Version
He fought valiantly and defeated the Amalekites, delivering Israel from the hands of those who had plundered them.

New Living Translation
He performed great deeds and conquered the Amalekites, saving Israel from all those who had plundered them.

English Standard Version
And he did valiantly and struck the Amalekites and delivered Israel out of the hands of those who plundered them.

New American Standard Bible
He acted valiantly and defeated the Amalekites, and delivered Israel from the hands of those who plundered them.

King James Bible
And he gathered an host, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of them that spoiled them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He fought bravely, defeated the Amalekites, and delivered Israel from the hand of those who plundered them.

International Standard Version
He acted valiantly, defeated Amalek, and delivered Israel from those who had been plundering them.

NET Bible
He fought bravely, striking down the Amalekites and delivering Israel from the hand of its enemies.

New Heart English Bible
And he did valiantly, and struck the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hand of its plunderers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He acted forcefully and defeated Amalek. He rescued Israel from the enemies who looted their possessions.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he did valiantly, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of them that spoiled them.

New American Standard 1977
And he acted valiantly and defeated the Amalekites, and delivered Israel from the hands of those who plundered them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he gathered a host and smote Amalek and delivered Israel out of the hands of those that spoiled them.

King James 2000 Bible
And he gathered a host, and struck the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of them that plundered them.

American King James Version
And he gathered an host, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of them that spoiled them.

American Standard Version
And he did valiantly, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of them that despoiled them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And gathering together an army, he defeated Amalec, and delivered Israel from the hand of them that spoiled them.

Darby Bible Translation
And he did valiantly, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of their spoilers.

English Revised Version
And he did valiantly, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of them that spoiled them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he gathered a host, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel from the hands of them that spoiled them.

World English Bible
He did valiantly, and struck the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of those who despoiled them.

Young's Literal Translation
And he maketh a force, and smiteth Amalek, and delivereth Israel out of the hand of its spoiler.
Study Bible
Saul's Victories
47Now when Saul had taken the kingdom over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, the sons of Ammon, Edom, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines; and wherever he turned, he inflicted punishment. 48He acted valiantly and defeated the Amalekites, and delivered Israel from the hands of those who plundered them. 49Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan and Ishvi and Malchi-shua; and the names of his two daughters were these: the name of the firstborn Merab and the name of the younger Michal.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 15:3
'Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.'"

1 Samuel 15:7
So Saul defeated the Amalekites, from Havilah as you go to Shur, which is east of Egypt.
Treasury of Scripture

And he gathered an host, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of them that spoiled them.

gathered an host. or, wrought mightily
smote

1 Samuel 15:3-7 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, …

Exodus 17:14 And the LORD said to Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, …

Deuteronomy 25:19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD your God has given you rest …

(48) Smote the Amalekites.--Out of the many wars the king waged, this war with Amalek is singled out, for in the new development of Hebrew power by which Saul's reign was marked this campaign or series of campaigns was especially prominent. This war is related with some detail in the next chapter, but it is there introduced on account of other considerations. The English translators in their rendering, "he gathered an host," have followed the Syriac and Vulg.; the marginal translation, "he wrought mightily," is the more accurate.

Verse 48. - He gathered a host. So the Syriac and Vulgate, but the margin is probably the true meaning, "He wrought mightily," or valiantly. And he gathered an host,.... A large army; for after the battle with the Ammonites he disbanded his army, and sent them home, retaining only 3000 men, and these deserted him to six hundred, which were all the men he had with him, when he fought last with the Philistines; but now, finding he had enemies on every side of him, he gathered a numerous host to defend his country against them, and particularly to attack the people next mentioned:

and he smote the Amalekites; a people that Israel, by the law of God, were bound to destroy, and blot out their name; a particular account of his expedition against them is given in the following chapter:

and delivered Israel out of the hands of them that spoiled them; the nations before mentioned, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Syrians, and Philistines. 14:47-52 Here is a general account of Saul's court and camp. He had little reason to be proud of his royal dignity, nor had any of his neighbours cause to envy him, for he had but little enjoyment after he took the kingdom. And often men's earthly glory makes a blaze just before the dark night of disgrace and woe comes on them.
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