13:3 Jonathan attacked the Philistine outpost 1 that was at Geba and the Philistines heard about it. Then Saul alerted 2 all the land saying, “Let the Hebrews pay attention!” 13:4 All Israel heard this message, 3 “Saul has attacked the Philistine outpost, and now Israel is repulsive 4 to the Philistines!” So the people were summoned to join 5 Saul at Gilgal.
13:5 For the battle with Israel the Philistines had amassed 3,000 6 chariots, 6,000 horsemen, and an army as numerous as the sand on the seashore. They went up and camped at Micmash, east of Beth Aven.
2 tn Heb “blew the ram’s horn in.”
3 tn The words “this message” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.
4 tn Heb “stinks.” The figurative language indicates that Israel had become repulsive to the Philistines.
5 tn Heb “were summoned after.”
6 tn Many English versions (e.g., KJV, NASB, NRSV, TEV) read “30,000” here.