1 Samuel 13:1
Contemporary English Version
Saul was a young man when he became king, and he ruled Israel for two years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saul was a child of one year when he began to reign, and he reigned two years over Israel.

New American Bible
[Saul was?years old when he became king and he reigned?-two years over Israel.]

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Saul was a child of one year when he began to reign, and he reigned two years over Israel.

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2911 B.C.

1093 An. Ex. Is.

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reigned one year [heb] the son of one year in his reigning. This verse is variously interpreted; but probably it only means, according to the Hebrew idiom, that, during the first year nothing remarkable occurred; but after two years, (or in the second year of his reign,) the subsequent events took place.

Exodus 12:5 And it shall be a lamb without blemish, a male, of one year; according to which rite also you shall take a kid.

Micah 6:6 What shall I offer to the Lord that is worthy? wherewith shall I kneel before the high God? shall I offer holocausts unto him, and calves of a year old?

Context
War with the Philistines
1Saul was a child of one year when he began to reign, and he reigned two years over Israel.2And Saul chose him three thousand men of Israel: and two thousand were with Saul in Machmas, and in mount Bethel: and a thousand with Jonathan in Gabaa of Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent back every man to their dwellings.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 12:25
But if you will still do wickedly: both you and your king shall perish together.

1 Samuel 13:2
And Saul chose him three thousand men of Israel: and two thousand were with Saul in Machmas, and in mount Bethel: and a thousand with Jonathan in Gabaa of Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent back every man to their dwellings.

Additional Translations
Saul was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned over Israel forty-two years.Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel,

Saul was forty years old when he began to reign; and when he had reigned two years over Israel,

Saul was ... years old when he became king; and he reigned two years over Israel.

Saul was thirty years old when he began to reign; and he reigned two years over Israel.

Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel,

Saul was [forty] years old when he began to reign; and when he had reigned two years over Israel,

A son of a year is Saul in his reigning, yea, two years he hath reigned over Israel,
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