What does 1 Samuel 14:16 mean?
ESV: And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, and behold, the multitude was dispersing here and there.
NIV: Saul's lookouts at Gibeah in Benjamin saw the army melting away in all directions.
NASB: Now Saul’s watchmen in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, and behold, the multitude dissolved; they went here and there.
CSB: When Saul's watchmen in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, they saw the panicking troops scattering in every direction.
NLT: Saul’s lookouts in Gibeah of Benjamin saw a strange sight — the vast army of Philistines began to melt away in every direction.
KJV: And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked; and, behold, the multitude melted away, and they went on beating down one another.
NKJV: Now the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, and there was the multitude, melting away; and they went here and there.
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Book Summary:
First Samuel introduces the key figures who led Israel after the era of the judges. The books of 1 and 2 Samuel were originally part of a single text, split in certain translations shortly before the birth of Christ. Some of the Bible’s most famous characters are depicted in this book. These including the prophet Samuel, Israel’s first king, Saul, her greatest king, David, and other famous names such as Goliath and Jonathan. By the end of this book, Saul has fallen; the book of 2 Samuel begins with David’s ascension to the throne.
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