Friday, October 27, 2017

1 Samuel 11

What does the spirit do? Saul [Sheol, the grave] is a difficult character. His battle against the flesh (Amalek) is ambiguous. His name indicates that Yahweh is still the one who reigns even in deadly times.
1 Samuel 11 Fn Min Max Syll
וַיַּ֗עַל נָחָשׁ֙ הָֽעַמּוֹנִ֔י וַיִּ֖חַן עַל־יָבֵ֣שׁ גִּלְעָ֑ד
וַיֹּ֨אמְר֜וּ כָּל־אַנְשֵׁ֤י יָבֵישׁ֙ אֶל־נָחָ֔שׁ כְּרָת־לָ֥נוּ בְרִ֖ית וְנַעַבְדֶֽךָּ
1 And Nachas [snake] the Ammonite came up and encamped on Jabesh [dry] Gilead,
And all the men of Jabesh said to Nachas, Cut for us a covenant and we will serve you.
3e 4C 17
22
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֲלֵיהֶ֗ם נָחָשׁ֙ הָעַמּוֹנִ֔י בְּזֹאת֙ אֶכְרֹ֣ת לָכֶ֔ם בִּנְק֥וֹר לָכֶ֖ם כָּל־עֵ֣ין יָמִ֑ין
וְשַׂמְתִּ֥יהָ חֶרְפָּ֖ה עַל־כָּל־יִשְׂרָאֵֽל
2 And Nachas the Ammonite said to them, On this I will cut with you, to quarry all your right eyes,
and I will set it as a reproach on all Israel.
3e 4B 26
11
וַיֹּאמְר֨וּ אֵלָ֜יו זִקְנֵ֣י יָבֵ֗ישׁ הֶ֤רֶף לָ֙נוּ֙ שִׁבְעַ֣ת יָמִ֔ים וְנִשְׁלְחָה֙ מַלְאָכִ֔ים בְּכֹ֖ל גְּב֣וּל יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
וְאִם־אֵ֥ין מוֹשִׁ֛יעַ אֹתָ֖נוּ וְיָצָ֥אנוּ אֵלֶֽיךָ
3 And the elders of Jabesh said to him, Desist for us seven days that we may send messengers within every border of Israel,
and if there is none to save us, then we will come out to you.
3d 4C 31
16
וַיָּבֹ֤אוּ הַמַּלְאָכִים֙ גִּבְעַ֣ת שָׁא֔וּל וַיְדַבְּר֥וּ הַדְּבָרִ֖ים בְּאָזְנֵ֣י הָעָ֑ם
וַיִּשְׂא֧וּ כָל־הָעָ֛ם אֶת־קוֹלָ֖ם וַיִּבְכּֽוּ
4 And the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, and they spoke the words in the ears of the people.
And all the people lifted up their voice and wept.
3c 4C 22
12
וְהִנֵּ֣ה שָׁא֗וּל בָּ֣א אַחֲרֵ֤י הַבָּקָר֙ מִן־הַשָּׂדֶ֔ה וַיֹּ֣אמֶר שָׁא֔וּל מַה־לָּעָ֖ם כִּ֣י יִבְכּ֑וּ
וַיְסַ֨פְּרוּ־ל֔וֹ אֶת־דִּבְרֵ֖י אַנְשֵׁ֥י יָבֵֽישׁ
5 And behold Saul came from following the herd, from the field, and Saul said, What is of the people, for they weep?
And they recounted to him the words of the men of Jabesh.
3e 4C 27
10
וַתִּצְלַ֤ח רֽוּחַ־אֱלֹהִים֙ עַל־שָׁא֔וּל כְּשָׁמְע֖וֹ אֶת־הַדְּבָרִ֣ים הָאֵ֑לֶּה
וַיִּ֥חַר אַפּ֖וֹ מְאֹֽד
6 And the spirit of God thrived over Saul when he heard these words,
and his anger burned excessively.
3e 4C 20
7
וַיִּקַּח֩ צֶ֨מֶד בָּקָ֜ר וַֽיְנַתְּחֵ֗הוּ וַיְשַׁלַּ֞ח בְּכָל־גְּב֣וּל יִשְׂרָאֵל֮ בְּיַ֣ד הַמַּלְאָכִ֣ים ׀ לֵאמֹר֒ אֲשֶׁר֩ אֵינֶ֨נּוּ יֹצֵ֜א אַחֲרֵ֤י שָׁאוּל֙ וְאַחַ֣ר שְׁמוּאֵ֔ל כֹּ֥ה יֵעָשֶׂ֖ה לִבְקָר֑וֹ
וַיִּפֹּ֤ל פַּֽחַד־יְהוָה֙ עַל־הָעָ֔ם וַיֵּצְא֖וּ כְּאִ֥ישׁ אֶחָֽד
7 And he took a pair of oxen and cut them in pieces and sent within every border of Israel by the hand of messengers, saying, Let none fail to come forth after Saul and after Samuel, or thus will be done to his ox.
And the dread of Yahweh fell over the people and they went forth as one person.
3e 4C 54
17
וַֽיִּפְקְדֵ֖ם בְּבָ֑זֶק
וַיִּהְי֤וּ בְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ שְׁלֹ֣שׁ מֵא֣וֹת אֶ֔לֶף וְאִ֥ישׁ יְהוּדָ֖ה שְׁלֹשִׁ֥ים אָֽלֶף
8 And when he conscripted them in Sudden Epiphany,
the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and those of Judah thirty thousand.
3e 4C 7
24
וַיֹּאמְר֞וּ לַמַּלְאָכִ֣ים הַבָּאִ֗ים כֹּ֤ה תֹֽאמְרוּן֙ לְאִישׁ֙ יָבֵ֣ישׁ גִּלְעָ֔ד מָחָ֛ר תִּהְיֶֽה־לָכֶ֥ם תְּשׁוּעָ֖ה כְּחֹ֣ם הַשָּׁ֑מֶשׁ
וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ הַמַּלְאָכִ֗ים וַיַּגִּ֛ידוּ לְאַנְשֵׁ֥י יָבֵ֖ישׁ וַיִּשְׂמָֽחוּ
9 And they said to the messengers when they came, Thus you say to the men of Jabesh Gilead, Tomorrow will be for you salvation when the sun is warm.
And the messengers came and announced to the men of Jabesh, and they were glad.
3d 4C 33
20
וַֽיֹּאמְרוּ֙ אַנְשֵׁ֣י יָבֵ֔ישׁ מָחָ֖ר נֵצֵ֣א אֲלֵיכֶ֑ם
וַעֲשִׂיתֶ֣ם לָּ֔נוּ כְּכָל־הַטּ֖וֹב בְּעֵינֵיכֶֽם
10 And the men of Jabesh said, Tomorrow we will come out to you,
and you will do to us all that is good in your sight.
3e 4B 14
14
וַיְהִ֣י מִֽמָּחֳרָ֗ת וַיָּ֨שֶׂם שָׁא֣וּל אֶת־הָעָם֮ שְׁלֹשָׁ֣ה רָאשִׁים֒ וַיָּבֹ֤אוּ בְתוֹךְ־הַֽמַּחֲנֶה֙ בְּאַשְׁמֹ֣רֶת הַבֹּ֔קֶר וַיַּכּ֥וּ אֶת־עַמּ֖וֹן עַד־חֹ֣ם הַיּ֑וֹם
וַיְהִ֤י הַנִּשְׁאָרִים֙ וַיָּפֻ֔צוּ וְלֹ֥א נִשְׁאֲרוּ־בָ֖ם שְׁנַ֥יִם יָֽחַד
11 And it happened on the morrow that Saul put the people in three gangs, and they came into the midst of the camp in the morning watch, and struck Ammon until the day was warm.
And it happened that the bereft were dispersed and no two among them were bereft together.
3e 4C 45
20
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר הָעָם֙ אֶל־שְׁמוּאֵ֔ל מִ֣י הָאֹמֵ֔ר שָׁא֖וּל יִמְלֹ֣ךְ עָלֵ֑ינוּ
תְּנ֥וּ הָאֲנָשִׁ֖ים וּנְמִיתֵֽם
12 And the people said to Samuel, Who is it who said, Will Saul reign over us?
Yield the men and we will put them to death.
3e 4C 20
9
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר שָׁא֔וּל לֹֽא־יוּמַ֥ת אִ֖ישׁ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַזֶּ֑ה
כִּ֥י הַיּ֛וֹם עָשָֽׂה־יְהוָ֥ה תְּשׁוּעָ֖ה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל
13 And Saul said, Let not anyone be put to death on this day,
for today Yahweh is doing salvation in Israel.
3d 4B 12
14
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל֙ אֶל־הָעָ֔ם לְכ֖וּ וְנֵלְכָ֣ה הַגִּלְגָּ֑ל
וּנְחַדֵּ֥שׁ שָׁ֖ם הַמְּלוּכָֽה
14 And Samuel said to the people, come and let us go to the Gilgal,
and make the kingdom new there.
3e 4C 17
7
וַיֵּלְכ֨וּ כָל־הָעָ֜ם הַגִּלְגָּ֗ל וַיַּמְלִכוּ֩ שָׁ֨ם אֶת־שָׁא֜וּל לִפְנֵ֤י יְהוָה֙ בַּגִּלְגָּ֔ל וַיִּזְבְּחוּ־שָׁ֛ם זְבָחִ֥ים שְׁלָמִ֖ים לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה
וַיִּשְׂמַ֨ח שָׁ֥ם שָׁא֛וּל וְכָל־אַנְשֵׁ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל עַד־מְאֹֽד
15 And all the people went to the Gilgal and the made king there Saul in the presence of Yahweh in the Gilgal [in the whirlwind], and they sacrificed peace offerings there in the presence of Yahweh,
and there Saul and all the men of Israel were excessively glad.
3d 4C 39
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