Bible: 1 Samuel 13:8-12

13:8 He waited for seven days, the time period indicated by Samuel. 1  But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the army began to abandon Saul. 2 

13:9 So Saul said, “Bring me the burnt offering and the peace offerings.” Then he offered a burnt offering. 13:10 Just when he had finished offering the burnt offering, Samuel appeared on the scene. Saul went out to meet him and to greet him. 3 

13:11 But Samuel said, “What have you done?” Saul replied, “When I saw that the army had started to abandon me 4  and that you didn’t come at the appointed time and that the Philistines had assembled at Micmash, 13:12 I thought, 5 Now the Philistines will come down on me at Gilgal and I have not sought the Lord’s favor.’ So I felt obligated 6  to offer the burnt offering.”

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