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1 Samuel 14:42

    1 Samuel 14:42 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Saul said, Give your decision between my son Jonathan and me. And Jonathan was taken.

    Webster's Revision

    And Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.

    World English Bible

    Saul said, "Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son." Jonathan was selected.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 14:42

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 14:42

    And Jonathan was taken - The object of the inquiry most evidently was, "Who has gone contrary to the king's adjuration today?" The answer to that must be Jonathan. But was this a proof of the Divine displeasure against the man? By no means: the holy oracle told the truth, but neither that oracle nor the God who gave it fixed any blame upon Jonathan, and his own conscience acquits him. He seeks not pardon from God, because he is conscious he had not transgressed. But why did not God answer the priest that day? Because he did not think it proper to send the people by night in pursuit of the vanquished Philistines. Saul's motive was perfectly vindictive: Let us go down after the Philistines by night, and spoil them unto the morning light, and let us not leave a man of them; that is, Let us burn, waste, destroy, and slay all before us! Was it right to indulge a disposition of this kind, which would have led to the destruction of many innocent country people, and of many Israelites who resided among the Philistines? Besides, was there not a most manifest reason in the people why God could not be among them? Multitudes of them were defiled in a very solemn manner; they had eaten the flesh with the blood; and however sacrifices might be offered to atone for this transgression of the law, they must continue unclean till the evening. Here were reasons enough why God would not go on with the people for that night.