14:18 So Saul said to Ahijah, “Bring near the ephod,” 1 for he was at that time wearing the ephod. 2
1 Samuel 14:36Context
14:36 Saul said, “Let’s go down after the Philistines at night; we will rout 3 them until the break of day. 4 We won’t leave any of them alive!” 5 They replied, “Do whatever seems best to you.” 6 But the priest said, “Let’s approach God here.”
1 tc Heb “the ark of God.” It seems unlikely that Saul would call for the ark, which was several miles away in Kiriath-jearim (see 1 Sam 7:2). The LXX and an Old Latin
2 tc Heb “for the ark of God was in that day, and the sons of Israel.” The translation follows the text of some Greek manuscripts. See the previous note.
3 tn Heb “plunder.”
4 tn Heb “until the light of the morning.”
5 tn Heb “and there will not be left among them a man.”