Saul Fights Israel's Enemies

1 Samuel 14

47 So Saul established his sovereignty over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, against the people of k Ammon, against Edom, against the kings of l Zobah, and against the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he 1 harassed them. 48 And he gathered an army and m attacked 2 the Amalekites, and delivered Israel from the hands of those who plundered them.

49 n The sons of Saul were Jonathan, 3 Jishui, and Malchishua. And the names of his two daughters were these: the name of the firstborn Merab, and the name of the younger o Michal. 50 The name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz. And the name of the commander of his army was Abner the son of Ner, Saul's p uncle. 51 q Kish was the father of Saul, and Ner the father of Abner was the son of Abiel.

52 Now there was fierce war with the Philistines all the days of Saul. And when Saul saw any strong man or any valiant man, r he took him for himself.

  1. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 6:1
    We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
    Philippians 2:12
    Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:13
    For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
  2. Cross References
    1 Samuel 11:1 - 13
    Then Nahash the Ammonite came up and encamped against Jabesh Gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, "Make a covenant with us, and we will serve you.
  3. Cross References
    2 Samuel 10:6
    When the people of Ammon saw that they had made themselves repulsive to David, the people of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians of Beth Rehob and the Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand foot soldiers; and from the king of Maacah one thousand men, and from Ish-Tob twelve thousand men.
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 17:16
    For he said, "Because the LORD has sworn: the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.
    1 Samuel 15:3 - 7
    'Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.'"
  5. Cross References
    1 Samuel 31:2
    Then the Philistines followed hard after Saul and his sons. And the Philistines killed Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul's sons.
    1 Chronicles 8:33
    Ner begot Kish, Kish begot Saul, and Saul begot Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, and EshBaal.
  6. Cross References
    1 Samuel 18:17 - 20
    Then Saul said to David, "Here is my older daughter Merab; I will give her to you as a wife. Only be valiant for me, and fight the LORD's battles." For Saul thought, "Let my hand not be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him.
    1 Samuel 18:27
    Therefore David arose and went, he and his men, and killed two hundred men of the Philistines. And David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full count to the king, that he might become the king's son-in-law. Then Saul gave him Michal his daughter as a wife.
    1 Samuel 19:12
    So Michal let David down through a window. And he went and fled and escaped.
  7. Cross References
    1 Samuel 10:14
    Then Saul's uncle said to him and his servant, "Where did you go?" So he said, "To look for the donkeys. When we saw that they were nowhere to be found, we went to Samuel.
  8. Cross References
    1 Samuel 9:1
    There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.
    1 Samuel 9:21
    And Saul answered and said, " Am I not a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel, and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then do you speak like this to me?
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