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1 Samuel 14:44-46 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

44 Saul declared, “May God do thus to me, and more, if you do not indeed die, Jonathan!”

Rescue of Jonathan. 45 But the soldiers protested to Saul: “Is Jonathan to die, the man who won this great victory for Israel? This must not be! As the Lord lives, not a single hair of his head shall fall to the ground, for God was with him in what he did today!” Thus the soldiers rescued[a] Jonathan and he did not die. 46 After that Saul gave up the pursuit of the Philistines, who returned to their own territory.


  1. 14:45 Rescued: the Hebrew word used is that for the “redemption” of the firstborn (Ex 13:13–15).
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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