1 Samuel 14:5
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English Standard Version
The one crag rose on the north in front of Michmash, and the other on the south in front of Geba.

King James Bible
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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

On the day of battle, therefore, the people with Saul and Jonathan were without either sword or spear; Saul and Jonathan were the only persons provided with them. The account of the expedition of the Israelites, and their victory over the Ammonites, given in 1 Samuel 13:11, is apparently at variance with this description of the situation of the Israelites, since the war in question not only presupposes the possession of weapons by the Israelites, but must also have resulted in their capturing a considerable quantity. The discrepancy is very easily removed, however, when we look carefully at all the circumstances. For instance, we can hardly picture the Israelites to ourselves as amply provided with ordinary weapons in this expedition against the Ammonites. Moreover, the disarming of the Israelites by the Philistines took place for the most part if not entirely after this expedition, viz., at the time when the Philistines swept over the land with an innumerable army after Jonathan had smitten their garrison at Geba (1 Samuel 13:3, 1 Samuel 13:5), so that the fighting men who gathered round Saul and Jonathan after that could hardly bring many arms with them. Lastly, the words "there was neither sword nor spear found in the hands of all the people with Saul and Jonathan" must not be too closely pressed, but simply affirm that the 600 fighting men of Saul and Jonathan were not provided with the necessary arms, because the Philistines had prevented the possibility of their arming themselves in the ordinary way by depriving the people of all their smiths.

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1 Samuel 13:3
Jonathan defeated the garrison of the Philistines that was at Geba, and the Philistines heard of it. And Saul blew the trumpet throughout all 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
Within the passes, by which Jonathan sought to go over to the Philistine garrison, there was a rocky crag on the one side and a rocky crag on the other side. The name of the one was Bozez, and the name of the other Seneh.

1 Samuel 14:6
Jonathan said to the young man who carried his armor, "Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised. It may be that the LORD will work for us, for nothing can hinder the LORD from saving by many or by few."

1 Samuel 14:31
They struck down the Philistines that day from Michmash to Aijalon. And the people were very faint.

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