1 Samuel 14:5
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New International Version
One cliff stood to the north toward Mikmash, the other to the south toward Geba.

New Living Translation
The cliff on the north was in front of Micmash, and the one on the south was in front of Geba.

English Standard Version
The one crag rose on the north in front of Michmash, and the other on the south in front of Geba.

New American Standard Bible
The one crag rose on the north opposite Michmash, and the other on the south opposite Geba.

King James Bible
The forefront of the one was situate northward over against Michmash, and the other southward over against Gibeah.

Christian Standard Bible
one stood to the north in front of Michmash and the other to the south in front of Geba.

Good News Translation
One was on the north side of the pass, facing Michmash, and the other was on the south side, facing Geba.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
one stood to the north in front of Michmash and the other to the south in front of Geba.

International Standard Version
One crag rose on the north opposite Michmash, and the other on the south opposite Geba.

NET Bible
The cliff to the north was closer to Micmash, the one to the south closer to Geba.

New Heart English Bible
The one crag rose up on the north in front of Michmash, and the other on the south in front of Geba.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One cliff stood like a pillar on the north facing Michmash, the other stood south facing Geba.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The one crag rose up on the north in front of Michmas, and the other on the south in front of Geba.

New American Standard 1977
The one crag rose on the north opposite Michmash, and the other on the south opposite Geba.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The forefront of the one was situated northward over against Michmash and the other towards the Negev over against Gibeah.

King James 2000 Bible
The front of one was located northward opposite Michmash, and the other southward opposite Geba.

American King James Version
The forefront of the one was situate northward over against Michmash, and the other southward over against Gibeah.

American Standard Version
The one crag rose up on the north in front of Michmash, and the other on the south in front of Geba.

Douay-Rheims Bible
One rock stood out towards the north over against Machmas, and the other to the south over against Gabaa.

Darby Bible Translation
The one crag [formed] a pillar on the north opposite to Michmash, and the other on the south opposite to Geba.

English Revised Version
The one crag rose up on the north in front of Michmash, and the other on the south in front of Geba.

Webster's Bible Translation
The front of the one was situated northward over against Michmash, and the other southward over against Gibeah.

World English Bible
The one crag rose up on the north in front of Michmash, and the other on the south in front of Geba.

Young's Literal Translation
The one edge is fixed on the north over-against Michmash, and the one on the south over-against Gibeah.
Study Bible
Jonathan's Plan
4Between the passes by which Jonathan sought to cross over to the Philistines' garrison, there was a sharp crag on the one side and a sharp crag on the other side, and the name of the one was Bozez, and the name of the other Seneh. 5The one crag rose on the north opposite Michmash, and the other on the south opposite Geba. 6Then Jonathan said to the young man who was carrying his armor, "Come and let us cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; perhaps the LORD will work for us, for the LORD is not restrained to save by many or by few."…
Cross References
1 Samuel 13:3
Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that was in Geba, and the Philistines heard of it. Then Saul blew the trumpet throughout the land, saying, "Let the Hebrews hear."

1 Samuel 13:23
And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the pass of Michmash.

1 Samuel 14:4
Between the passes by which Jonathan sought to cross over to the Philistines' garrison, there was a sharp crag on the one side and a sharp crag on the other side, and the name of the one was Bozez, and the name of the other Seneh.

1 Samuel 14:6
Then Jonathan said to the young man who was carrying his armor, "Come and let us cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; perhaps the LORD will work for us, for the LORD is not restrained to save by many or by few."

1 Samuel 14:31
They struck among the Philistines that day from Michmash to Aijalon. And the people were very weary.
Treasury of Scripture

The forefront of the one was situate northward over against Michmash, and the other southward over against Gibeah.

forefront [heb] tooth

Verse 5. - Was situate, etc. The word thus translated is that rendered pillar in 1 Samuel 2:8, and the verse should possibly be translated, "And the one tooth (or crag) was a rocky mass on the north over against Michmash, and the other was on the south over against Geba" (not Gibeah, as the A.V.; see 1 Samuel 13:16). But the word is omitted in the versions, and may be an interpolation. The forefront of the one was situate northward, over against Michmash,.... The northern precipice of this rock was towards Michmash, where the Philistines lay encamped, and where was the passage of Michmash the garrison went into and possessed:

and the other southward, over against Gibeah; the southern precipice faced Gibeah, and both precipices were to be got over before he could get to the garrison, these lying between the two passages; the one at one end, called the passage of Michmash, the other at the other, which might be called the passage of Gibeah. 14:1-15 Saul seems to have been quite at a loss, and unable to help himself. Those can never think themselves safe who see themselves out of God's protection. Now he sent for a priest and the ark. He hopes to make up matters with the Almighty by a partial reformation, as many do whose hearts are unhumbled and unchanged. Many love to have ministers who prophesy smooth things to them. Jonathan felt a Divine impulse and impression, putting him upon this bold adventure. God will direct the steps of those that acknowledge him in all their ways, and seek to him for direction, with full purpose of heart to follow his guidance. Sometimes we find most comfort in that which is least our own doing, and into which we have been led by the unexpected but well-observed turns of Divine providence. There was trembling in the host. It is called a trembling of God, signifying, not only a great trembling they could not resist, nor reason themselves out of, but that it came at once from the hand of God. He that made the heart, knows how to make it tremble.
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