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1 Samuel 13:11

    1 Samuel 13:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Samuel said, What have you done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that you came not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines assembled themselves together at Michmash;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Samuel said, What have you done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were going away from me, and you had not come at the time which had been fixed, and the Philistines had come together at Michmash;

    Webster's Revision

    And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines assembled themselves together at Michmash;

    World English Bible

    Samuel said, "What have you done?" Saul said, "Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that you didn't come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines assembled themselves together at Michmash;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines assembled themselves together at Michmash;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 13:11

    And Saul said - Here he offers three excuses for his conduct:

    1. The people were fast leaving his standard.

    2. Samuel did not come at the time, למועד lemoed; at the very commencement of the time he did not come, but within that time he did come.

    3. The Philistines were coming fast upon him.

    Saul should have waited out the time; and at all events he should not have gone contrary to the counsel of the Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 13:11

    Saul had come from Michmash to Gilgal, expecting to gather the force of the whole nation around him. Instead of that, the people fled, leaving him in the exposed plain with only 600 men 1 Samuel 13:15. The Philistines occupied Michmash, and might at any moment pour down the valley upon Gilgal. Saul's situation was obviously one of extreme peril. A few hours' delay might prove fatal to him and his little army. Hence, he "forced" himself, etc.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 13:11

    13:11 Camest not - That is, when the seventh day was come, and a good part of it past, whence I concluded thou wouldst not come that day.