What does 1 Samuel 14:26 mean?
ESV: And when the people entered the forest, behold, the honey was dropping, but no one put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.
NIV: When they went into the woods, they saw the honey oozing out; yet no one put his hand to his mouth, because they feared the oath.
NASB: When the people entered the forest, behold, there was honey dripping; but no man put his hand to his mouth, because the people feared the oath.
CSB: When the troops entered the forest, they saw the flow of honey, but none of them ate any of it because they feared the oath.
NLT: They didn’t dare touch the honey because they all feared the oath they had taken.
KJV: And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath.
NKJV: And when the people had come into the woods, there was the honey, dripping; but no one put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.
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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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