1 Samuel 11

Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against aJabesh-gilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, bMake a covenant with us, and we will serve thee. 2 And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for ca reproach upon all Israel. 3 And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days' respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be no man to save us, we will come out to thee.

4 Then came the messengers eto Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and dall the people lifted up their voices, and wept. 5 And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul said, What aileth the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh. 6 And the Spirit of fGod came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly. 7 And he took a yoke of oxen, and ihewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, hWhosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen. gAnd the fear of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.

8 And when he numbered them in jBezek, the children kof Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand. 9 And they said unto the messengers that came, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabesh-gilead, To morrow, by that time the sun be hot, ye shall have help. And the messengers came and shewed it to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad. 10 Therefore the men of Jabesh said, To morrow we will come out unto you, and ye shall do with us all that seemeth good unto you. 11 And it was so on the morrow, that lSaul put the people min three companies; and they came into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained were scattered, so nthat two of them were not left together.

12 And the people said unto Samuel, pWho is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? obring the men, that we may put them to death. 13 And Saul said, qThere shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day rthe LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel. 14 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go sto Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there. 15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

1 Samuel 12

Cross Ref
1 a Jdg 21:8
1 Sam 31:11-13
 b Gen 26:28
Exo 23:32
1 Kin 20:34
Job 41:4
Eze 17:13
2 c Gen 34:14
1 Sam 17:26
4 d Rom 12:15
Jdg 21:2
Jdg 2:4
 e 2 Sam 21:6
1 Sam 14:2
1 Sam 10:26
6 f Jdg 3:10
Jdg 6:34
Jdg 11:29
1 Sam 10:10
1 Sam 16:13
7 g Pro 14:26
2 Chr 17:10
2 Chr 14:14
Gen 35:5
 h Jdg 21:5
 i Jdg 19:29
8 j Jdg 1:5
 k 2 Sam 24:9
11 l 1 Sam 31:11
 m Jdg 7:16
 n Jam 2:13
12 o Luk 19:27
 p Psa 21:8
1 Sam 10:27
13 q 2 Sam 19:22
 r Exo 14:13
Exo 14:30
1 Sam 14:45
1 Sam 19:5
14 s 1 Sam 10:8