Bible: 1 Sam 14:16-23

14:16 Saul’s watchmen at Gibeah in the territory of Benjamin 1  looked on 2  as the crowd of soldiers seemed to melt away first in one direction and then in another. 3  14:17 So Saul said to the army that was with him, “Muster the troops and see who is no longer with us.” When they mustered the troops, 4  Jonathan and his armor bearer were not there. 14:18 So Saul said to Ahijah, “Bring near the ephod,” 5  for he was at that time wearing the ephod. 6  14:19 While 7  Saul spoke to the priest, the panic in the Philistinescamp was becoming greater and greater. So Saul said to the priest, “Withdraw your hand!

14:20 Saul and all the army that was with him assembled and marched into battle, where they found 8  the Philistines in total panic killing one another with their swords. 9  14:21 The Hebrews who had earlier gone over to the Philistine side 10  joined the Israelites who were with Saul and Jonathan. 14:22 When all the Israelites who had hidden themselves in the hill country of Ephraim heard that the Philistines had fled, they too pursued them in battle. 14:23 So the Lord delivered Israel that day, and the battle shifted over to Beth Aven. 11 

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