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1 Samuel 11

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1 And Naas the Ammonite came and besieged Jabesh of Gilead. And all the inhabitants of Jabesh Naasu said, Make an alliance with us, and we will serve you.
2 And the Naas of the Ammonites said to them: I will make an alliance with you, but in order to gouge out each of your right eyes and put dishonor on all Israel.
3 And the elders of Jabesh told him, Give us a period of seven days, to send us ambassadors to all the borders of Israel, and if no one helps us, then we will come to you.
4 And the ambassadors came to Giva Saul and told these words aloud to the people; and all the people raised a cry and wept.

5 And so, Saul came behind the oxen from the field and said: what has [happened] to the people, that he is crying? And they told him the words of the inhabitants of Jabesh.
6 And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard these words, and his anger was greatly inflamed;
7 and he took a couple of oxen, and cut them into pieces, and sent them to all the borders of Israel through those ambassadors, announcing that this would be done with the oxen of him who did not go after Saul and Samuel. And the fear of the Lord fell upon the people, and they [all] came out as one man.
eight [Saul] examined them in Bezek, and the sons of Israel were found three hundred thousand and the men of Judah thirty thousand.
nine And they said to the ambassadors who had arrived: say so to the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead: tomorrow there will be help for you when the sun warms up. And the ambassadors came and announced to the inhabitants of Jabesh, and they rejoiced.
ten And the inhabitants of Jabesh [Naasu] said, Tomorrow we will come to you, and do with us as you please.
eleven The next day, Saul divided the people into three groups, and they penetrated into the middle of the camp during the morning watch and defeated the Ammonites before the heat of the day; the rest were scattered, so there were no two of them left together.

12 Then the people said to Samuel, “Who said: 'Can Saul reign over us?' give these people and we will put them to death.
13 But Saul said: this day should not kill anyone, for today the Lord has made salvation in Israel.
fourteen And Samuel said to the people, Let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.
fifteen And all the people went to Gilgal, and they made Saul a king before the Lord in Gilgal, and made peace offerings there before the Lord. And there Saul and all the Israelites had great fun.

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