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46 Then Saul stopped chasing the Philistines, and the Philistines went back home.[a] 47 After Saul had secured his royal position over Israel, he fought against all their[b] enemies on all sides—the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines. In every direction that he turned, he was victorious.[c] 48 He fought bravely, striking down the Amalekites and delivering Israel from the hand of its enemies.[d]

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  1. 1 Samuel 14:46 tn Heb “to their place.”
  2. 1 Samuel 14:47 tn Heb “his,” which could refer to Israel or to Saul.
  3. 1 Samuel 14:47 tc The translation follows the LXX (“he was delivered”), rather than the MT, which reads, “he acted wickedly.”
  4. 1 Samuel 14:48 tn Heb “plunderers.”

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