English Standard Version
Therefore Saul said, “O LORD God of Israel, why have you not answered your servant this day? If this guilt is in me or in Jonathan my son, O LORD, God of Israel, give Urim. But if this guilt is in your people Israel, give Thummim.” And Jonathan and Saul were taken, but the people escaped.
King James Bible
Therefore Saul said unto the LORD God of Israel, Give a perfect lot. And Saul and Jonathan were taken: but the people escaped.
American Standard Version
Therefore Saul said unto Jehovah, the God of Israel, Show the right. And Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot ; but the people escaped.
And Saul said to the Lord: O Lord God of Israel, give a sign, by which we may know, what the meaning is, that thou answerest not thy servant to day. If this iniquity be in me, or in my son Jonathan, give a proof: or if this iniquity be in thy people, give holiness. And Jonathan and Saul were taken, and the people escaped.
English Revised Version
Therefore Saul said unto the LORD, the God of Israel, Shew the right. And Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot: but the people escaped.
Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore Saul said to the LORD God of Israel, Give a perfect lot. And Saul and Jonathan were taken: but the people escaped.
1 Samuel 14:41 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
As a thanksgiving for this victory, Saul built an altar to the Lord. לבנות החל אתו, "he began to build it," i.e., he built this altar at the beginning, or as the first altar. This altar was probably not intended to serve as a place of sacrifice, but simply to be a memorial of the presence of God, or the revelation of God which Saul had received in the marvellous victory.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Therefore Both the Septuagint and Vulgate add much to this verse: `And Saul said [to the Lord God of Israel Vulgate] [give a sign Vulgate] Why is it that thou has not answered thy servant today? If the iniquity be in me, or in my son Jonathan, [O Lord God of Israel, LXX.] make it manifest; and if thou say thus, give to thy people Israel, give mercy,' etc. [but Vulgate Or, if this iniquity be in thy people, give sanctification,' etc.]
give a perfect lot. or, Shew the innocent
escaped. [heb] went forth
And they prayed and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen
And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
1 Samuel 14:40
Then he said to all Israel, "You shall be on one side, and I and Jonathan my son will be on the other side." And the people said to Saul, "Do what seems good to you."
1 Samuel 14:42
Then Saul said, "Cast the lot between me and my son Jonathan." And Jonathan was taken.
And they said to one another, "Come, let us cast lots, that we may know on whose account this evil has come upon us." So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah.
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