English Standard Version
Then Jonathan said, “Behold, we will cross over to the men, and we will show ourselves to them.
King James Bible
Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass over unto these men, and we will discover ourselves unto them.
American Standard Version
Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass over unto the men, and we will disclose ourselves unto them.
And Jonathan said: Behold we will go over to these men. And when we shall be seen by them,
English Revised Version
Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass over unto the men, and we will discover ourselves unto them.
Webster's Bible Translation
Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass over to these men, and we will discover ourselves to them.
1 Samuel 14:8 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Jonathan said to his armour-bearer, "We will go over to the post of the Philistines, that is over there." To these words, which introduce the occurrences that followed, there are attached from וּלאביו to 1 Samuel 14:5 a series of sentences introduced to explain the situation, and the thread of the narrative is resumed in 1 Samuel 14:6 by a repetition of Jonathan's words. It is first of all observed that Jonathan did not disclose his intentions to his father, who would hardly have approved of so daring an enterprise. Then follows a description of the place where Saul was stationed with the six hundred men, viz., "at the end of Gibeah (i.e., the extreme northern end), under the pomegranate-tree (Rimmon) which is by Migron." Rimmon is not the rock Rimmon (Judges 20:45), which was on the north-east of Michmash, but is an appellative noun, signifying a pomegranate-tree. Migron is a locality with which we are not acquainted, upon the north side of Gibeah, and a different place from the Migron which was on the north or north-west of Michmash (Isaiah 10:28). Gibeah (Tuleil el Phul) was an hour and a quarter from Geba, and from the pass which led across to Michmash. Consequently, when Saul was encamped with his six hundred men on the north of Gibeah, he may have been hardly an hour's journey from Geba.
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That same night the LORD said to him, "Arise, go down against the camp, for I have given it into your hand.
1 Samuel 14:7
And his armor-bearer said to him, "Do all that is in your heart. Do as you wish. Behold, I am with you heart and soul."
1 Samuel 14:9
If they say to us, 'Wait until we come to you,' then we will stand still in our place, and we will not go up to them.
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