What does 1 Samuel 14:18 mean?
ESV: So Saul said to Ahijah, “Bring the ark of God here.” For the ark of God went at that time with the people of Israel.
NIV: Saul said to Ahijah, 'Bring the ark of God.' (At that time it was with the Israelites.)
NASB: Then Saul said to Ahijah, 'Bring the ark of God here.' For at that time the ark of God was with the sons of Israel.
CSB: Saul told Ahijah, "Bring the ark of God," for it was with the Israelites at that time.
NLT: Then Saul shouted to Ahijah, 'Bring the ephod here!' For at that time Ahijah was wearing the ephod in front of the Israelites.
KJV: And Saul said unto Ahiah, Bring hither the ark of God. For the ark of God was at that time with the children of Israel.
NKJV: And Saul said to Ahijah, “Bring the ark of God here” (for at that time the ark of God was with the children of Israel).
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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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