|New International Version (© 2011)|
"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,
King James Bible
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;
American Standard Version
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 assembled themselves together at Michmash;
Young's Literal Translation
and Samuel saith, 'What hast thou done?' And Saul saith, 'Because I saw that the people were scattered from off me, and thou hadst not come at the appointment of the days, and the Philistines are gathered to Michmash,
1 Samuel 13:11 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And Saul said - Here he offers three excuses for his conduct:
1. The people were fast leaving his standard.
2. Samuel did not come at the time, למועד lemoed; at the very commencement of the time he did not come, but within that time he did come.
3. The Philistines were coming fast upon him.
Saul should have waited out the time; and at all events he should not have gone contrary to the counsel of the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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1 Samuel 13:2,5,16,23 Saul chose him three thousand men of Israel; whereof two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in mount Bethel...
1 Samuel 14:5 The forefront of the one was situate northward over against Michmash, and the other southward over against Gibeah.
Isaiah 10:28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he has laid up his carriages:
1 Samuel 13:11 Parallel CommentariesAppointed Appointment Assembled Assembling Camest Hadst Michmas Michmash Mustered Philistines Samuel Saul Scattered Scattering Themselves Time Together WithinAppointed Appointment Assembled Assembling Camest Hadst Michmas Michmash Mustered Philistines Samuel Saul Scattered Scattering Themselves Time Together WithinTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Samuel 13:2 Saul chose three thousand men from Israel; two thousand were with him at Mikmash and in the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan at Gibeah in Benjamin. The rest of the men he sent back to their homes.
1 Samuel 13:5 The Philistines assembled to fight Israel, with three thousand chariots, six thousand charioteers, and soldiers as numerous as the sand on the seashore. They went up and camped at Mikmash, east of Beth Aven.
1 Samuel 13:12 I thought, 'Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the LORD's favor.' So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering."