And when the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were in distress) the people hid themselves in caves, and in holds, and in rocks, and in towers, and in pits.

And some of the Hebrews went over Jordan unto the land of [a]Gad and Gilead: and Saul was yet in Gilgal, and all the people for fear followed him.

And he tarried seven days, according unto the time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal, therefore the people were [b]scattered from him.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 13:7 Where the two tribes and the half remained.
  2. 1 Samuel 13:8 Thinking that the absence of the Prophet was a sign, that they should lose the victory.

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