1 Samuel 14:35
New International Version
Then Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first time he had done this.

New Living Translation
Then Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first of the altars he built to the LORD.

English Standard Version
And Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first altar that he built to the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
Then Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first time he had built an altar to the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
And Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first altar that he built to the LORD.

King James Bible
And Saul built an altar unto the LORD: the same was the first altar that he built unto the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first time he had built an altar to the LORD.

Contemporary English Version
It was the first altar Saul had built for offering sacrifices to the LORD.

Good News Translation
Saul built an altar to the LORD, the first one that he built.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first time he had built an altar to the LORD.

International Standard Version
Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first altar that he built to the LORD.

NET Bible
Then Saul built an altar for the LORD; it was the first time he had built an altar for the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
Saul built an altar to the LORD. This was the first altar that he built to the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first time he had built an altar to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul built an altar unto the LORD; the same was the first altar that he built unto the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
And Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first altar that he built to the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Saul built an altar unto the LORD; the same was the first altar that he built unto the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And Saul built an altar unto the LORD: the same was the first altar that he built unto the LORD.

American King James Version
And Saul built an altar to the LORD: the same was the first altar that he built to the LORD.

American Standard Version
And Saul built an altar unto Jehovah: the same was the first altar that he built unto Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Saul built an altar there to the Lord: this was the first altar that Saul built to the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul built an altar to the Lord and he then first began to build an altar to the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul built an altar to Jehovah: this was the first altar he built to Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And Saul built an altar unto the LORD: the same was the first altar that he built unto the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul built an altar to the LORD: the same was the first altar that he built to the LORD:

World English Bible
Saul built an altar to Yahweh. This was the first altar that he built to Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul buildeth an alter to Jehovah; with it he hath begun to build altars to Jehovah.
Study Bible
Jonathan Eats the Honey
34Then he said, “Go among the troops and tell them, ‘Each man must bring me his ox or his sheep, slaughter them in this place, and then eat. Do not sin against the LORD by eating meat with the blood still in it.’” So that night everyone brought his ox and slaughtered it there. 35Then Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first time he had built an altar to the LORD. 36And Saul said, “Let us go down after the Philistines by night and plunder them until dawn, leaving no man alive!” “Do whatever seems good to you,” the troops replied. But the priest said, “We must consult God here.”…
Cross References
James 4:8
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

1 Samuel 7:12
Afterward, Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far the LORD has helped us."

1 Samuel 7:17
Then he would return to Ramah because his home was there, and there he judged Israel and built an altar to the LORD.

1 Samuel 14:34
Then he said, "Go among the troops and tell them, 'Each man must bring me his ox or his sheep, slaughter them in this place, and then eat. Do not sin against the LORD by eating meat with the blood still in it.'" So that night everyone brought his ox and slaughtered it there.

2 Samuel 24:25
And there he built an altar to the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. Then the LORD answered the prayers on behalf of the land, and the plague on Israel was halted.

Treasury of Scripture

And Saul built an altar to the LORD: the same was the first altar that he built to the LORD.

1 Samuel 7:9,17
And Samuel took a sucking lamb, and offered it for a burnt offering wholly unto the LORD: and Samuel cried unto the LORD for Israel; and the LORD heard him…

Judges 21:4
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people rose early, and built there an altar, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.

Hosea 8:14
For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

the same, etc.







Lexicon
Then Saul
שָׁא֛וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

built
וַיִּ֧בֶן (way·yi·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

an altar
מִזְבֵּ֖חַ (miz·bê·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar

to the LORD;
לַֽיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

it was the first
הֵחֵ֔ל (hê·ḥêl)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

time he had built
לִבְנ֥וֹת (liḇ·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

an altar
מִזְבֵּ֖חַ (miz·bê·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar

to the LORD.
לַֽיהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(35) The same was the first altar that he built . . .--More accurately, as in margin, the same he began to build as an altar. The great Jewish commentators are divided as to the precise meaning of the old Hebrew language of this verse. Abarbanel interprets the words, "that King Saul began to build, but did not finish." The Midrash prefers to understand the statement as telling how "Saul began among the kings of Israel the building of altars." The more obvious meaning, if we translate as in our English Version, seems to be that this was the first public acknowledgment King Saul made to God for the mercies and goodness vouchsafed to him.

Verse 35. - And Saul built an altar unto Jehovah as a thank offering for the Divine favour in gaining so great a victory. The same was the first altar, etc. Literally, "As to it he began to build an altar unto Jehovah." On these words the question has arisen whether the meaning be that Saul began to build an altar, but with characteristic impetuosity left off before he had completed it; or whether on that occasion he commenced the custom followed by David (2 Samuel 24:25) of erecting altars as the patriarchs had done in old time. The latter interpretation is more in accordance with the usage of the Hebrew language, and is approved by the translations of the Septuagint and Vulgate.

CHAPTER 14:36-52 JONATHAN'S DANGER AND DELIVERANCE (vers. 36-46). 14:24-35 Saul's severe order was very unwise; if it gained time, it lost strength for the pursuit. Such is the nature of our bodies, that daily work cannot be done without daily bread, which therefore our Father in heaven graciously gives. Saul was turning aside from God, and now he begins to build altars, being then most zealous, as many are, for the form of godliness when he was denying the power of it.
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