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1 Samuel 14:40-42 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

40 Saul told all Israel, “You stand on one side, and my son Jonathan and I will stand on the other side.”

“Do whatever you think is best,” the troops responded to Saul.

41 Then Saul said to the Lord, “O God of Israel, why didn’t you answer me today? If this sin is mine or my son Jonathan’s, Lord God of Israel, let the priest draw Urim. But if it is in your people Israel,[a] let him draw Thummim.” Jonathan and Saul were chosen, and the people were freed from guilt.

42 “Choose between me and my son Jonathan,” Saul said. Then Jonathan was chosen.


  1. 1 Samuel 14:41 “Why didn’t you . . . your people Israel” Greek, Latin; Masoretic Text omits these words.
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