1 Samuel 14
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1And it was day and Jonathan son of Shaul said to the boy bearing his weapons: “Come, we will pass to the garrison of the Philistines to the other far side.” And he did not tell his father 2And Shaul dwelt at the end of Ramtha under a pomegranate tree that was in Gebuun, and the people were with him, about six hundred men 3And Akhia son of Akhitub, the brother of Yukabar, son of Phinkhas, son of Eli Priest of LORD JEHOVAH who was in Shiloh, and he bore the ephod, and the people not did know that Jonathan had gone to the place of the crossing 4And he sought to go over the garrison of the Philistines, and a crag of rock from one side, from here and another crag of rock from there, the name of one, Betsuts, and the name of the other, Sia 5One crag extended from the North against Mekmas and the other from the South against Geba

6And Jonathan said to the boy bearing his weapons: “Come, we will go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised. Perhaps LORD JEHOVAH will help us, because there is no constraint on LORD JEHOVAH to save with much or with little” 7And the bearer of his weapons said to him: “Do all that is in your heart, and turn aside, go; behold, I am with you! All that is in your heart, do!” 8And Jonathan said to him: “Behold, we are crossing over to the men and we will be revealed to them 9If they will thus say to us: ‘Stop until we come to you!’, we will stay in our place and we will not go up to them 10And if thus they will say to us: ‘Come up to us!’, we will go up, because LORD JEHOVAH our God has handed them over into our hands, this is a sign to us” 11And both of them were revealed to the garrison of the Philistines, and the Philistines said, “Behold, the Hebrews are going out from the cave where they were hidden!” 12And the men of the garrison answered Jonathan and the Bearer of his weapons, and they said: “Come up to us and we will tell you something!” And Jonathan said to the Bearer of his weapons, “Come up after me, because LORD JEHOVAH has delivered them into the hand of Israel!” 13And Jonathan climbed up on his hands and on his feet, and the Bearer of his weapons after him, and the garrison of the Philistines fell before Jonathan, and the Bearer of his weapons was killing after him 14And the first slaughter that Jonathan and the Bearer of his weapons struck like Stone Cutters and like Drivers of Plows in a field was about twenty men

15And there was terror from the camp that was in the field and among all the people who remained, and the Destroyers shook also, and the Earth shook, and the awe of LORD JEHOVAH was upon them

16And the Watchmen of Shaul who were in Gebatha of Benyamin saw, and behold the army of the Philistines trembled and left and were defeated 17And Shaul said to the people who were with him: “Examine and see who has gone from us!” And they examined and they saw and behold, Jonathan and the Bearer of his Armor were not there 18And Shaul said to Akhia: “Bring the Ark of God!”, because the Ark of LORD JEHOVAH was there in that day with the children of Israel 19And it was that when Shaul spoke to the Priest, the army that was in the encampment of the Philistines, the multitude had gone. And Shaul said to the Priest: “Take away your hand!” 20And Shaul cried out and all the people that were with him, and they came unto the battle, and behold, the sword of a man was there against his fellow man, a very great confusion 21The Hebrews and Philistines, as in former times, also came up with them to the encampment, and they came around also to be with the sons of Israel and with Shaul and Yonathan 22And all the men of Israel who hid in the mountain of Aphreim heard that the Philistines had fled from before the sons of Israel, and they armed themselves also after them for battle 23And LORD JEHOVAH saved Israel in that day and he did battle for them in Bayth Awan for the men of Israel

24And Shaul came near on that day and said to the people: “Cursed is the man who will eat food until evening until I am avenged of my enemies!”; and they tasted no bread 25And they went into all the land and they entered into a forest, and behold, there was honey in the forest on the face of the ground 26And the people entered into the forest, and the honey flowed, and there was no one who reached his hand to his mouth, because the people were afraid of the oath 27And Yonathan had not heard when his father made the people swear, and he reached with the top of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it into the comb of the honey, and he put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes shone 28And a man of the people answered and said to Jonathan: “Your father made the people swear and said, “Cursed is the man who will eat food today!”, and the people were exhausted 29And Jonathan said: “My father troubles the land. See that my eyes brighten, for I tasted a little of this honey! 30Also, because the people today have not eaten of the spoil of its enemies that it has found, because of that there was not a great slaughter against the Philistines!

31And we destroyed today among the Philistines from Mekmas Ailun, and the people are very exhausted!” 32And the people seized greedily on the loot, and they drove sheep and bulls and calves and they killed on the ground and the people ate with the blood 33And they told Shaul and they said to him: “Behold the people have sinned against LORD JEHOVAH and eat with blood!” And Shaul said: “Bring, cut for me today a great stone!” 34And Shaul said: “Go around among the people and say to them: “‘Bring each man his ox and each man his Servant and slaughter here, and do not sin against LORD JEHOVAH and eat with blood!” And all the people brought, each man his ox with his hand in the night, and they slaughtered there 35And Shaul built there an altar to LORD JEHOVAH, and he began to build the altar to LORD JEHOVAH

36And Shaul said: “We will go down after the Philistines and we shall plunder among them until dawn will shine, and we will not leave a man of them!” And they said: “All that is excellent in your eyes we shall do!”

37And Shaul said to God: “Shall I go down after the Philistines? Will you deliver them into the hands of Israel?” And LORD JEHOVAH did not answer him on that day 38And Shaul said: “Bring to me here all the tribes of the people, and know and see in what was this sin today 39Because LORD JEHOVAH lives who has saved Israel, that if it is in Jonathan my son, certainly he shall die!” And there was no one who answered him of all the people 40And he said to all Israel: “You are on one side and I and Yonathan my son, we will be on one side.”And the people said to Shaul: “All that is good to do in your eyes, do!” 41And Shaul said: “LORD JEHOVAH, God of Israel, give unanimous agreement.” And Shaul and Yonathan were taken, and the people went out 42And Shaul said: “Cast between me and Jonathan my son.” And Jonathan was taken

43And Shaul said to Jonathan: “Tell me what you have done!” And Jonathan told him and said to him: “With the top of the staff that was in my hand I tasted a little honey, because I was dying!” 44And Shaul said: “So may God do to me and so may he add to me, for you will surely die, Jonathan!” 45And the people said to Shaul: “Should Jonathan die, who worked salvation for Israel? The Living LORD JEHOVAH God forbid if any of the hair of his head will fall on the ground, for he saved the people of God today!” And the people saved Jonathan and he did not die 46And Shaul returned from pursuing the Philistines, and the Philistines went to their country

47And Shaul seized the Kingdom of Israel and he fought in his surroundings and with all his enemies, with Moab and among the sons of Amon, and with Edom and with the kingdom of Tsuba, and with the Philistines, and wherever he turned he was conquering 48And he gathered an army and he destroyed Amaleeq and he delivered Israel from the hand of its plunderers

49And these were the sons of Shaul: Jonathan and Ishwi and Melkhishua and Ashbashul and the names of his two daughters: The name of the elder, Nadab, and the name of the younger, Melkil 50And the name of the wife of Shaul, Akhinam, daughter of Akhimaats, and the name of the General of his army, Abnir, son of Nir, the paternal uncle of Shaul 51And Qish, the father of Shaul, and Nir, son of Abil, the father of Abnir

52And there was a severe war with the Philistines all the days of Shaul. And Shaul would see every man who was mighty and every man who had power, and he gathered him to himself

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
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