Jonathan

Jonathan

 
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  • Then they set up the carved image, and they appointed Jonathan son of Gershom, a descendant of Moses,* as their priest. This family continued as priests for the tribe of Dan until the Exile.1 - Judges 18:30


  • Saul selected three thousand special troops from the army of Israel and sent the rest of the men home. He took two thousand of the chosen men with him to Micmash and the hill country of Bethel. The other thousand went with Saul's son Jonathan to Gibeah in the land of Benjamin. - 1 Samuel 13:2


  • Soon after this, Jonathan attacked and defeated the garrison of Philistines at Geba. The news spread quickly among the Philistines that Israel was in revolt, so Saul sounded the call to arms throughout Israel. - 1 Samuel 13:3


  • Saul and Jonathan and the troops with them were staying at Geba, near Gibeah, in the land of Benjamin. The Philistines set up their camp at Micmash. - 1 Samuel 13:16


  • So none of the people of Israel had a sword or spear, except for Saul and Jonathan. - 1 Samuel 13:22


  • One day Jonathan said to the young man who carried his armor, "Come on, let's go over to where the Philistines have their outpost." But Jonathan did not tell his father what he was doing. - 1 Samuel 14:1


  • (Among Saul's men was Ahijah the priest, who was wearing the linen ephod. Ahijah was the son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother. Ahitub was the son of Phinehas and the grandson of Eli, the priest of the LORD who had served at Shiloh.) No one realized that Jonathan had left the Israelite camp. - 1 Samuel 14:3


  • To reach the Philistine outpost, Jonathan had to go down between two rocky cliffs that were called Bozez and Seneh. - 1 Samuel 14:4


  • "Let's go across to see those pagans," Jonathan said to his armor bearer. "Perhaps the LORD will help us, for nothing can hinder the LORD. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!" - 1 Samuel 14:6


  • "All right then," Jonathan told him. "We will cross over and let them see us. - 1 Samuel 14:8


  • Then they shouted to Jonathan, "Come on up here, and we'll teach you a lesson!" "Come on, climb right behind me," Jonathan said to his armor bearer, "for the LORD will help us defeat them!" - 1 Samuel 14:12


  • So they climbed up using both hands and feet, and the Philistines fell back as Jonathan and his armor bearer killed them right and left. - 1 Samuel 14:13


  • "Find out who isn't here," Saul ordered. And when they checked, they found that Jonathan and his armor bearer were gone. - 1 Samuel 14:17


  • Even the Hebrews who had gone over to the Philistine army revolted and joined in with Saul, Jonathan, and the rest of the Israelites. - 1 Samuel 14:21


  • But Jonathan had not heard his father's command, and he dipped a stick into a piece of honeycomb and ate the honey. After he had eaten it, he felt much better. - 1 Samuel 14:27
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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