For the Midianites came with their cattle and their tents like a great swarm of locusts. They and their camels were without number, and they entered the land to waste it.

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The Philistines also gathered to fight against Israel: 3,000[a] chariots, 6,000 horsemen, and troops as numerous as the sand on the seashore.(A) They went up and camped at Michmash, east of Beth-aven.[b](B)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 13:5 One LXX ms, Syr; MT reads 30,000
  2. 1 Samuel 13:5 LXX reads Michmash, opposite Beth-horon to the south

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