1 Sam 14:6

14:6 uncircumcised. The uncircumcised were people like the Philistines, who stood outside God’s covenant (Gen. 17:14; Ex. 12:48; Judg. 14:3; 15:18).

nothing can hinder the Lord from saving. Compare David’s confidence in 17:47. Although the narrator does not offer a criticism of Saul’s excuse in 13:11 (that “the people were scattering,” and so forth), Jonathan’s bold confession makes an indirect commentary on the inadequacy of that excuse.