1 Samuel 13:9
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New International Version
So he said, "Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings." And Saul offered up the burnt offering.

King James Bible
And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul said, Bring hither to me the burnt-offering and the peace-offerings. And he offered up the burnt-offering.

World English Bible
Saul said, "Bring here the burnt offering to me, and the peace offerings." He offered the burnt offering.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul saith, 'Bring nigh unto me the burnt-offering, and the peace-offerings;' and he causeth the burnt-offering to ascend.

1 Samuel 13:9 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And he offered the burnt-offering - This was most perfectly unconstitutional; he had no authority to offer, or cause to be offered, any of the Lord's sacrifices.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1 Samuel 13:12,13 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now on me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to the LORD...

1 Samuel 14:18 And Saul said to Ahiah, Bring here the ark of God. For the ark of God was at that time with the children of Israel.

1 Samuel 15:21,22 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed...

Deuteronomy 12:6 And thither you shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows...

1 Kings 3:4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place...

Psalm 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way...

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 20:22 Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.

Proverbs 21:3,27 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice...

Isaiah 66:3 He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation...

Library
The Trial of Saul.
"And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering."--1 Samuel xiii. 9. We are all on our trial. Every one who lives is on his trial, whether he will serve God or not. And we read in Scripture of many instances of the trials upon which Almighty God puts us His creatures. In the beginning, Adam, when he was first created, was put upon his trial. He was placed in a beautiful garden, he had every thing given him for his pleasure and comfort;
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:5
But you are to seek the place the LORD your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling. To that place you must go;

2 Samuel 24:25
David built an altar to the LORD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then the LORD answered his prayer in behalf of the land, and the plague on Israel was stopped.

1 Kings 3:4
The king went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices, for that was the most important high place, and Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.

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