1 Samuel 13:6-8
Contemporary English Version
6 The Israelite army realized that they were outnumbered and were going to lose the battle. Some of the Israelite men hid in caves or in clumps of bushes,[a] and some ran to places where they could hide among large rocks. Others hid in tombs[b] or in deep dry pits. 7 Still others[c] went to Gad and Gilead on the other side of the Jordan River.
Saul stayed at Gilgal. His soldiers were shaking with fear, 8 and they were starting to run off and leave him. Saul waited there seven days, just as Samuel had ordered him to do,[d] but Samuel did not come.Read full chapter
- 13.6 in. . . bushes: Or “in cracks in the rocks.”
- 13.6 tombs: The Hebrew word may mean a room cut into solid rock and used as a burial place, or it may mean a cellar.
- 13.7 Still others: This translates a Hebrew word which may be used of wandering groups of people who sometimes became outlaws or hired soldiers (see also 14.21).
- 13.8 Samuel. . . to do: See 10.8.