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When the men of Israel saw that they were in trouble because their army was under pressure, the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets,[a] among the rocks, in dugouts,[b] and in cisterns. Some of the Hebrews had gone across the Jordan River to the territory of Gad and Gilead, but Saul remained in Gilgal, and all the people who remained with him were shaking with fear. He waited there seven days, the time specified by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were starting to scatter from Saul.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 13:6 The meaning of the term translated thickets is uncertain.
  2. 1 Samuel 13:6 The meaning of the term translated dugouts is uncertain.

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