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2 When the Philiftines took the ark of
4 Then faid they, What shall be the trees God, they brought it into the house of Da. pass-offering which we shall return to tim! Gon, and let it by Dagon.
They answered, Five golden emnerods, a 3 1 And when they of Ashdod arose early five golden mice, according to the number e on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen the lords of the Philistines: for one plague upon his face to the earth, before the ark of was
on you all, and on your lords the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set 5 Wherefore ye shall make images of your him in his place again.
emerods, and images of your mice that ru 4 And v hen they arose early on the more the landand ye thall give glory unto the row morning, behold, Dagon was fallen up. God of Israel: per adventure he will lighto on his face to the ground, before the ark of his hand from off you, and from of you the LORD: and the head of Dagon, and gods, and from off your land. both the palms of his hands, were cut off 6 Wherefore then do ye harder fout upon the threshold; only the pump of Dagon hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh ed was left to him.
ened their hearts? When he had wTERNI S Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, wonderfully among them, did they eat la nor any that come into Dagons house, tread the people go, and they departed? on the threshold of Dagon in Athdod unto * Now, therefore, make a new cart, this day.
take two milch-kine, on which there Está 6 But the hand of the LORD was heavy come no yoke, and tie the kine to the cart, upon thewn of Alblod, and he deftroyed and bring their calves homi from them: them, and (mote them with emerods, even 8 And take the ark of the LORD, and les Athdod, and the coaits thereof.
it upon the cart: and put the jewels are als 7 And when the men of Athdod saw that which ye return him for a trespass-otais, one was so, they said, The ark of the God in a coffer by the tide thereof; and feed of Ifrael 'shall not abide with us : for his away, that it may go. hand is fore upon us, and upon Dagon our 9 And fee, if it goeth up by the way god.
his own coaft to Beth-themen, then 8 They sent, therefore, and gathered all hath done us this great evil. but it the lords of the Philistines unto them, and then we shall know that it is not his hand Said, what shall we do with the ark of the that smote us; it ruas a cliance that happe God of Ifrael? And they answered, Let the
to us. ark of the God of Ifrael be carried about un- 10 And the men did fo; and took to to Gath. And they carried the ark of the milch-kine, and tied them to the cart, God of Israel about thither.
thut up their calves at home. 9. And it was so, that, after they had car. 11 And they laid the ark of the LORDS tiéd it about, the hand of the LORD was the cart, and the coffer with the miccol gold against the city with a very great dettrudi- and the images of their emerods. on: and he fmote the men of the city, both 12 And the kine took the ftraight way to fmall and great, and they had emerods in the way of Beth-themeth, and weat alerg their secret parts.
the highway, lowing as they went, and tunt 10 Therefore they sent the ark of God ed not aside to the right hand or to the lek; to Ekron, And it came to pass, as the ark and the lords of the Philiftines west after of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites them unto the border of Beth-themesh. cried out, saying, They have brought about 13. And they of Beth-Themeih were reas the ark of the Cod of Israel to us, to day using their wheat-harveft in the valley: and our people.
they lifted up their eyes, and saw the 11 So they fent and gathered together all and rejoiced to see it. the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send 14 Ånd the cart came into the field o away the ark of the God of Israel, and let mua, a Beth-lhemite, and ftood there, where it go again to his own place, that it Nay
us there was a great fone: and they clare the not and our people : for there was a deadly wood of the cart, and offered the kise deftruction throughout all the city; the hand burnt-offering unto the LORD. of God was very heavy there.
15 And the Levites took down the art 12 And the men that died not, were fmit- the LORD, and the coffer that was with a ten with the emerods: and the cry of the wherein the jewels of gold wart, and city went up to heaven.
them on the great ftone : and the met C H A P. VI.
Beth-theme/h offered burnt-offerings, 's The Philiplines counsel how to Jend back the facriticed facrifices, the same day unto
ark: 10 they bring it of a new cart to Beth- LORD. shemesh. 19 The people fmitten.
10 And when the five lords of the Pe ND the ark of the LORD was in the coun- ftines had seen it, they returned to Ekrente Atry of the Philistines seven months. fame day.
3 And the Philistines called for the priefts 17 And these are the golden emerode and the diviners, faying, What shall we do to which the Philiftiges returned fer a trei the ark of the LORD! tell us wherewith we offering ninto the LORD; for Ashdod one, fer Thall send it to his place.
Gaza one, for Alkclon one, for Gath
ere, for 3 And they said, If ye fend away the ark Ekran one: of the God of Hirael, fend it not cmpty; 18. And the golden mice, according to bot in any wife return him a trespass-offer number of all the cities of the Phillifines ing: then ye shall be healed, and it hall be longing to the five lords, both of fenced dito known to you why his hand is not semoveo and of country villages, even unto the great train you
Merle of Abel, whicreon they set down the
of the LORD; which flake remaineth unto this name of it Eben-czer, laying, Hitherto Kath day in the field of Jothua the Beth-themite. the LORD helped us. 19 1 And he (mote the men of Beth-the- 13 9 8o the Philiftines were subdued, and sein, because they had looked into the ark they came no more into the coast of Ifrael,
the LORD, eren he finote of the people and the hand of the LORD was againft the btw thousand and threescore and ten men. Philistines all the days of Samuel. And the people lamented, because the LORD 14 And the cities which the Philistines had Bad Induten nery of the people with a great taken from Ifrael were rettored to Ifrael, Laughter,
from Ekron even unto Gath; and the coats 20 And the men of Beth-themefh faid, thereof did lfrael deliver out of the hands Who is able to tard before this
holy LORD of the Philistines. And there was peace be. God! adto whom fhall he go up from is?
tween Israel and the Amorites. 2 And they fent mellengers to the inha- 15 And Samuel judged Ifrael all the days Litants of Kirjath-jcasim, saying, The Phi- of his life. lattina have brought again the ark of the 16 And he went from year to year in cirLord; come ye down, and fetch it up to cuit to Beth-e?, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and
judged Ifrael in all those places. CHA P. VII.
17 And his return was to Ramah: for there Te treglites, by Samuels means, folemnly was his house; and there he judged Israel;
Mizpeh. Samuel praying, the and there he built an altar unto the LORD. Phelines are difcemited.
CHAP. VIII. Atched up of bereitet einen Lom, and ND the men of Kujath-jearim came, and 1 By the occafion of the ill government of Sa.
muels sons the Ifraelites aje a king.
10 The Erooght it into the house of Abinadab in manner of their king. e fin, and fandified Eleazar bis fon to tecp the ark of the LORD.
old, that he made his sons judges over 2 And it came to pass, while the ark abode Trael. Criath-jearim, that the time was long: 2 Now the name of his firtt-born was kar was twenty years : and all the house Joel, and the name of his second, Abiah : rad lanented after the LORD.
they were judges in Beer-theba. 31 And Samuel (pake unto all the house 3 And his fons.walked not in his ways,
linad, laying, If ye do return unto the but turned afide after lucre, and took brfbes, Lars with all your hearts, then put away the and perverted judgment. Aradige pads, Athtarotb Trom among
Then all the elders of Israel gathered fes, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, themselves together, and came to Samuel and serve him only;
and he will deliver you unto Ramah, but oil the hand of the Philitines,
ş And said unto him, Behold, thou art 4 Then the cluldren of Israel did put away old, and thy fons walk not in thy ways: Bandia, and Afhtaroth, and served the LORD now make us a king in judge us like all the
nations. $ and Sanuel faid, Gather all Ifrael to Miz- 6 9 But the thing displeased Samuel, when Preh, und I will pray for you unto the LORD. they said, Give us a king to judge us. And And they gathered together to Mizpeh, Samuch
prayed unto the LORD. and drew water, and poured it out before 7 And the LORD (aid unto Samuel, Hearken de Loxb, and faited on that day, and said unto the voice of the people in all that they es, We have fined against the LORD. say unto thee: for they have not rejected Asd Samuel judged the children of Ifrael in thee, but they have rejected me, that I should
not reign over them. 1 And when the Philitincs heard that the 8 According to all the works which they dren of lfrad were gathered together to bave done fince the day that I brought them Mispeh, the lords of the Philitlincs went up out of Egypt, even unto this day, where uazisk ikkel. And when the chiidren of with they have forlaken me, and lcrved other Und heard it, they werc afraid of the Phi- gods; To do they allo untn thee.
9 Now, therefore, hearken unto their voice: And the children of Israel said to Samuel, howbeit, yet proteft folemaly unto them, (de not to cry boto the LORD our God for and thew them the manner of the king that that be will save us out of the hand of the shall reign over them.
10 9 And Samuel told all the words of the 91 And Samuel took a fucking lamb, and LORD unto the people that alked of him a ed or for a burat-offering wholly unto king. the Loent and Samuel cricd unto the LORD
i And he said, This will be the manner La líract and the Lord heard him.
of the king that Thail reign over you : He 10. And as Samuel was offering up the, will take your sons, and appoint them for him. barat
ocring the Philiftines drew near th felf, for his chariots, and to be his hortemen; attie again. Ifrael: but the LORD thun and fame shall run before his charioti.
Stal with a great thunder on that day upon 12 And he will appoint him captains over herlictines, and discomfited them; and thousands, and captains over tifties, and will they were fmi:ten before Ifrael.
fet them to ear his ground, and to reap his 11 And the ment of Ifrael went out of Miz- harvett, and to make his initrumen rech, and perfued the Philixincs, and Imote and inttruments of his chariots. hon until they came to Beth-car.
13 And he will take your daughters to be 1 The Samuel took a ttone, and set it confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to in between Mizyth and ghen, and called the bakers.
14. And he will take your fields and your 9 (Beforc-time in Ifrael, when amas ecette vineyards, and your olive-yards, even the enquire of God, thas he spake, Come, and le betl of them, and give them to bis servants. us go to the feer; sor ke that is now called a
15 And he will take the tenth of your feed, Prophet, was beforc-time called a Sect.) and of your vineyard, and give to his officers, 10 Then said Saul to his fervant, Well still and to his servants.
come, let us go: fo they went unto the city 16 And he will take your men-Servants, where the man of God was. and your maid-fervants, and your goodliest 11 And as they went up the hill to la young men, and your alles, and put them to city, they found young maidens going tal his work.
to draw water, and said unto them, ist 17 He will take the tenth of your sheep : feer here? and ye shall be his servants.
12 And they answered them, and said, ha 18 And ye thall cry out in that day, because is; behold he is before you nake hate of your king which yc thall have chosen you; now, for he came to-day to the dy; fin and the LORD will not hear you in that daythere is a sacrince of the people today in
19 Nevertheless, the people refused to the high place. obey the voice of Samuel: and they said, 13 Afsoon as ye be come into the city, fe Nay; but we will have a king over us, shall Itraightway find him, before he gotip
20 'That we also inay be like all the na- to the hich place to eat: for the poor tions, and that our king may judge us, and will not cat until he come, becaule ke den, go out before us, and fight our battles. bless the sacrifice; and afterwards they can
21 And Samuet hcard all the words of the that be bidden. Now, therefore, get you people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of for about this time ye thall find him. the LORD.
14 And they went up into the dry : 12 And the LORD Gaid to Samuel, Hearken when they were come into the city, bebola unto their voice, and make them a king. Samuel came out againt then, for to go And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go to the high place. ye every man unto his city.
15 9 Now the LORD had told Samuel CHAP. IX.
his car, a day before Saul came, saying, I Saul despairing to find his fathers affes, 6 by 16 To-morrow, about this time, I will the counsel of his fervant, 11 and direction thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, of young maidens, 15 according to Gods re- and thou thalt anoint him to be captain ore velation, 18 cometh to Samuel. 19 Samuel my people Ifrael, that he may save my pes. entertaineth Saul.
ple out of the hands of the Philiftines; tot N Tow there was a man of Benjamin, have looked upon my people, because thecit
whose name was. Kith, the son of cry is come unto me. Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, 17 And when Samuel Caw Sand, the LORD the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty said unto him, Behold the man whom I fpake man of power.
to thee of this fame thall reign gyet u 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, people. a choice young man, and a goodly; and there 18 Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the was not among the children of turaci a good gate, and said, Teh me, I pray thce, whert lier person than he: from his thoulders and the feers house is. upward he was higher than any of the people. 19 And Samuel answered Saul, and taid,
3 And the alles of Kith, Sauls father, were I am the seer : go up before me rauta the loit; and Kish faid to Saul his son, Take now high place; for ye thall eat with me co-cky one of the servants with thee, and arise, go and to-morrow I will let thee go, and wat feck the alies.
tell thee all that is in thine heart. And he through mount Ephraim, and alles Through the hands of smalina; three days ago, Free not the mind on tehtning but they found them not: then they passed for they are found. And on whom is all the through the land of Shalim, and there they defire of Ifrael? is it not on thee, and on all were not; and he pafsed through the land of thy fathers house? the Benjamites, but they found them not. 11 And Saul answered and faidh, .fm yor
ŞAnt when they were come to the land a Benjamite, of the smaller of the tribes of of Zupa, Saul said to his servant that was Ifrael and my family the least of an et with him, Come, and let us return; left my families of the tribe of Benjamin: where father leave caring for the alies, and take fore then Ipeakett thou to to ine! thought for us.
22 And Samuch took Saul and his fervus, 6 And he said unto hiin, Behold now, there and brought them into the parlou, na is in this city a man of God, and he is an ho- Miade them fit in the chicteft place amas, nourable man; all that he faith cometh furely then that were bidden, which were aben to pass: now, let us go thither : peradventure thirty persons. he can thew us our way that we thould go. 23 And Samuel Caid unto the cook, Bring
7 Then Paid Saul to his fervant, But be the portion which I gave thee, of wbk gold, we go, what thall we bring the said unto thee, Set it by thee. man for the bread is spent in our vesels, 24 And the cook took up the shoulde, and there is not a present to bring to the and that which was upon it, and set man of God: what have we?
fore Saul. And Samuel faid, Behold the 8 And the servant answered Saul again, and which is left set it before thee and a said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth for unto this time hath it been kept the part
of a thekel of tilver; that will I give to thee, tince I said, I have invited the people She man of God to tell us our way
So Saul did eat with Samuel that day