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

Members of Saul’s Family

49 The sons of Saul were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malki-Shua.[d] He had two daughters; the older one was named Merab and the younger Michal.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 14:47 tn Heb “his,” which could refer to Israel or to Saul.
  2. 1 Samuel 14:47 tc The translation follows the LXX (“he was delivered”), rather than the MT, which reads, “he acted wickedly.”
  3. 1 Samuel 14:48 tn Heb “plunderers.”
  4. 1 Samuel 14:49 sn The list differs from others. In 1 Sam 31:2 (= 1 Chr 10:2), Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malki-Shua are listed as Saul’s sons, while 1 Chr 8:33 and 9:39 list Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab, and Eshbaal.

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