Daily Word OT

July 25, 2019

1 SAMUEL 14:35-52
14:35 And Saul built an altar to Jehovah; it was the first altar that he built to Jehovah.
14:36 And Saul said, Let us go down after the Philistines by night and take spoil among them until the morning light, and let us not leave a man among them. And they said, Do all that is good in your sight. But the priest said, Let us draw near to God here.
14:37 And Saul inquired of God, Shall I go down after the Philistines? Will You deliver them into the hand of Israel? But He did not answer him that day.
14:38 Then Saul said, Come here, all you chiefs of the people; and find out how this sin has happened today.
14:39 For as Jehovah lives, who saves Israel, even if it is with Jonathan my son, he shall surely be put to death. But there was no one among all the people who answered him.
14:40 And he said to all Israel, You shall be on one side, and I and Jonathan my son shall be on the other side. And the people said to Saul, Do what is good in your sight.
14:41 Then Saul said to Jehovah the God of Israel, Show perfectly. And Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot, but the people escaped.
14:42 And Saul said, Cast the lot between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.
14:43 Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me what you have done. And Jonathan told him and said, I did indeed taste a bit of honey with the end of the staff that was in my hand. Here I am; I must die.
14:44 And Saul said, God do so to me and more so, for you shall surely die, Jonathan.
14:45 Then the people said to Saul, Shall Jonathan die, who has executed this great salvation in Israel? Far from it! As Jehovah lives, not a hair of his head shall fall to the ground; for he has worked with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan so that he did not die.
14:46 Then Saul went up from following the Philistines, and the Philistines went to their own place.
14:47 Now when Saul had taken the kingdom over Israel, he fought against all his enemies all around, against Moab and against the children of Ammon and against Edom and against the kings of Zobah and against the Philistines. And wherever he turned, he did them harm.
14:48 And he performed valiantly and struck the Amalekites and delivered Israel from the hand of those who had plundered them.
14:49 Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan and Ishvi and Malchi-shua. And the names of his two daughters were these: The name of the firstborn was Merab, and the name of the younger was Michal.
14:50 And the name of Saul’s wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz. And the name of the captain of his army was Abner the son of Ner, Saul’s uncle.
14:51 And Kish was Saul’s father; and Ner, the father of Abner, was the son of Abiel.
14:52 And there was severe war against the Philistines all the days of Saul; and when Saul saw any mighty man or any valiant man, he took him for himself.