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1 Samuel 14:18

    1 Samuel 14:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Saul said unto Ahiah, Bring hither the ark of God. For the ark of God was at that time with the children of Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Saul said to Ahiah, Bring here the ark of God. For the ark of God was at that time with the children of Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Saul said unto Ahijah, Bring hither the ark of God. For the ark of God was there at that time with the children of Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Saul said to Ahijah, Let the ephod come here. For he went before Israel with the ephod at that time.

    Webster's Revision

    And Saul said unto Ahijah, Bring hither the ark of God. For the ark of God was there at that time with the children of Israel.

    World English Bible

    Saul said to Ahijah, "Bring the ark of God here." For the ark of God was [there] at that time with the children of Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Saul said unto Ahijah, Bring hither the ark of God. For the ark of God was there at that time with the children of Israel.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 14:18

    Ark - Box; chest.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 14:18

    Bring hither the ark of God - He wished to inquire what use he should make of the present favorable circumstances, and to proceed in the business as God should direct.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 14:18

    For "the ark," some read "the ephod," owing to the improbability of the ark being with Saul at this time, and from the verb "Bring hither" being never applied to the ark, but regularly to the ephod 1 Samuel 23:9; 1 Samuel 30:7. Moreover, not the ark, but the ephod with Urim and Thummim, was the proper instrument for inquiring of the Lord. If, however, the Hebrew text is correct, they must have brought the ark into Saul's camp from Kirjath-jearim 1 Samuel 7, possibly to be safe from the Philistines.