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1 Samuel 11 (WEBP)

[1] Then Nahash the Ammonite came up and encamped against Jabesh Gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Make a covenant with us, and we will serve you.”
[2] Nahash the Ammonite said to them, “On this condition I will make it with you, that all your right eyes be gouged out. I will make this dishonor all Israel.”
[3] The elders of Jabesh said to him, “Give us seven days, that we may send messengers to all the borders of Israel; and then, if there is no one to save us, we will come out to you.”
[4] Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, and spoke these words in the ears of the people, then all the people lifted up their voice and wept.
[5] Behold, Saul came following the oxen out of the field; and Saul said, “What ails the people that they weep?” They told him the words of the men of Jabesh.
[6] God’s Spirit came mightily on Saul when he heard those words, and his anger burned hot.
[7] He took a yoke of oxen and cut them in pieces, then sent them throughout all the borders of Israel by the hand of messengers, saying, “Whoever doesn’t come out after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done to his oxen.” The dread of Yahweh fell on the people, and they came out as one man.
[8] He counted them in Bezek; and the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.
[9] They said to the messengers who came, “Tell the men of Jabesh Gilead, ‘Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you will be rescued.’ ” The messengers came and told the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.
[10] Therefore the men of Jabesh said, “Tomorrow we will come out to you, and you shall do with us all that seems good to you.”
[11] On the next day, Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the middle of the camp in the morning watch, and struck the Ammonites until the heat of the day. Those who remained were scattered, so that no two of them were left together.
[12] The people said to Samuel, “Who is he who said, ‘Shall Saul reign over us?’ Bring those men, that we may put them to death!”
[13] Saul said, “No man shall be put to death today; for today Yahweh has rescued Israel.”
[14] Then Samuel said to the people, “Come! Let’s go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.”
[15] All the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before Yahweh in Gilgal. There they offered sacrifices of peace offerings before Yahweh; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

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King James w/Strong’s #s

1 Samuel 11 (KJVS)

[1] Then Nahash H5176 the Ammonite H5984 came up H5927 (8799), and encamped H2583 (8799) against Jabeshgilead H3003 H1568: and all the men H582 of Jabesh H3003 said H559 (8799) unto Nahash H5176, Make H3772 (8798) a covenant H1285 with us, and we will serve H5647 (8799) thee.
[2] And Nahash H5176 the Ammonite H5984 answered H559 (8799) them, On this H2063 [condition] will I make H3772 (8799) [a covenant] with you, that I may thrust out H5365 (8800) all your right H3225 eyes H5869, and lay H7760 (8804) it [for] a reproach H2781 upon all Israel H3478.
[3] And the elders H2205 of Jabesh H3003 said H559 (8799) unto him, Give us seven H7651 days H3117’ respite H7503 (8685), that we may send H7971 (8799) messengers H4397 unto all the coasts H1366 of Israel H3478: and then, if [there be] no man to save H3467 (8688) us, we will come out H3318 (8804) to thee.
[4] Then came H935 (8799) the messengers H4397 to Gibeah H1390 of Saul H7586, and told H1696 (8762) the tidings H1697 in the ears H241 of the people H5971: and all the people H5971 lifted up H5375 (8799) their voices H6963, and wept H1058 (8799).
[5] And, behold, Saul H7586 came H935 (8804) after H310 the herd H1241 out of the field H7704; and Saul H7586 said H559 (8799), What [aileth] the people H5971 that they weep H1058 (8799)? And they told H5608 (8762) him the tidings H1697 of the men H582 of Jabesh H3003.
[6] And the Spirit H7307 of God H430 came H6743 (8799) upon Saul H7586 when he heard H8085 (8800) those tidings H1697, and his anger H639 was kindled H2734 (8799) greatly H3966.
[7] And he took H3947 (8799) a yoke H6776 of oxen H1241, and hewed them in pieces H5408 (8762), and sent H7971 (8762) [them] throughout all the coasts H1366 of Israel H3478 by the hands H3027 of messengers H4397, saying H559 (8800), Whosoever cometh not forth H3318 (8802) after H310 Saul H7586 and after H310 Samuel H8050, so shall it be done H6213 (8735) unto his oxen H1241. And the fear H6343 of the LORD H3068 fell H5307 (8799) on the people H5971, and they came out H3318 (8799) with one H259 consent H376.
[8] And when he numbered H6485 (8799) them in Bezek H966, the children H1121 of Israel H3478 were three H7969 hundred H3967 thousand H505, and the men H376 of Judah H3063 thirty H7970 thousand H505.
[9] And they said H559 (8799) unto the messengers H4397 that came H935 (8802), Thus shall ye say H559 (8799) unto the men H376 of Jabeshgilead H3003 H1568, To morrow H4279, by [that time] the sun H8121 be hot H2527, ye shall have help H8668. And the messengers H4397 came H935 (8799) and shewed H5046 (8686) [it] to the men H582 of Jabesh H3003; and they were glad H8055 (8799).
[10] Therefore the men H582 of Jabesh H3003 said H559 (8799), To morrow H4279 we will come out H3318 (8799) unto you, and ye shall do H6213 (8804) with us all that seemeth H5869 good H2896 unto you.
[11] And it was [so] on the morrow H4283, that Saul H7586 put H7760 (8799) the people H5971 in three H7969 companies H7218; and they came H935 (8799) into the midst H8432 of the host H4264 in the morning H1242 watch H821, and slew H5221 (8686) the Ammonites H5983 until the heat H2527 of the day H3117: and it came to pass, that they which remained H7604 (8737) were scattered H6327 (8799), so that two H8147 of them were not left H7604 (8738) together H3162.
[12] And the people H5971 said H559 (8799) unto Samuel H8050, Who [is] he that said H559 (8802), Shall Saul H7586 reign H4427 (8799) over us? bring H5414 (8798) the men H582, that we may put them to death H4191 (8686).
[13] And Saul H7586 said H559 (8799), There shall not a man H376 be put to death H4191 (8714) this day H3117: for to day H3117 the LORD H3068 hath wrought H6213 (8804) salvation H8668 in Israel H3478.
[14] Then said H559 (8799) Samuel H8050 to the people H5971, Come H3212 (8798), and let us go H3212 (8799) to Gilgal H1537, and renew H2318 (8762) the kingdom H4410 there.
[15] And all the people H5971 went H3212 (8799) to Gilgal H1537; and there they made Saul H7586 king H4427 (8686) before H6440 the LORD H3068 in Gilgal H1537; and there they sacrificed H2076 (8799) sacrifices H2077 of peace offerings H8002 before H6440 the LORD H3068; and there Saul H7586 and all the men H582 of Israel H3478 rejoiced H8055 (8799) greatly H3966.

Young’s Literal Translation

1 Samuel 11 (YLT)

[1] And Nahash the Ammonite cometh up, and encampeth against Jabesh-Gilead, and all the men of Jabesh say unto Nahash, ‘Make with us a covenant, and we serve thee.’
[2] And Nahash the Ammonite saith unto them, ‘For this I covenant with you, by picking out to you every right eye-and I have put it a reproach on all Israel.’
[3] And the elders of Jabesh say to him, ‘Let us alone seven days, and we send messengers into all the border of Israel: and if there is none saving us-then we have come out unto thee.’
[4] And the messengers come to Gibeah of Saul, and speak the words in the ears of the people, and all the people lift up their voice and weep;
[5] and lo, Saul hath come after the herd out of the field, and Saul saith, ‘What-to the people, that they weep?’ and they recount to him the words of the men of Jabesh.
[6] And the Spirit of God doth prosper over Saul, in his hearing these words, and his anger burneth greatly,
[7] and he taketh a couple of oxen, and cutteth them in pieces, and sendeth through all the border of Israel, by the hand of the messengers, saying, ‘He who is not coming out after Saul and after Samuel-thus it is done to his oxen;’ and the fear of Jehovah falleth on the people, and they come out as one man.
[8] And he inspecteth them in Bezek, and the sons of Israel are three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.
[9] And they say to the messengers who are coming, ‘Thus do ye say to the men of Jabesh-Gilead: To-morrow ye have safety-by the heat of the sun;’ and the messengers come and declare to the men of Jabesh, and they rejoice;
[10] and the men of Jabesh say to the Ammonites, ‘To-morrow we come out unto you, and ye have done to us according to all that is good in your eyes.’
[11] And it cometh to pass, on the morrow, that Saul putteth the people in three detachments, and they come into the midst of the camp in the morning-watch, and smite Ammon till the heat of the day; and it cometh to pass that those left are scattered, and there have not been left of them two together.
[12] And the people say unto Samuel, ‘Who is he that saith, Saul doth reign over us! give ye up the men, and we put them to death.’
[13] And Saul saith, ‘There is no man put to death on this day, for to-day hath Jehovah wrought salvation in Israel.’
[14] And Samuel saith unto the people, ‘Come and we go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there;’
[15] and all the people go to Gilgal, and cause Saul to reign there before Jehovah in Gilgal, and sacrifice there sacrifices of peace-offerings before Jehovah, and there Saul rejoiceth-and all the men of Israel-very greatly.