When the residents of Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,
When all the residents of Jabesh Gilead heard about everything the Philistines had done to Saul,
When they took roll call,
They said to the messengers who had come, “Here’s what you should say to the men of Jabesh Gilead: ‘Tomorrow deliverance will come to you when the sun is fully up.’” When the messengers went and told the men of Jabesh Gilead, they were happy.
So the assembly sent 12,000 capable warriors
So they asked, “Who from all the Israelite tribes did not assemble before the Lord at Mizpah?” Now it just so happened no one from Jabesh Gilead had come to the gathering.
The Benjaminites returned at that time, and the Israelites
The men of Judah came and there they anointed David as king over the people
They found among the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead four hundred young girls who were virgins – they had never had sexual relations with a male.
So David sent messengers to the people of Jabesh Gilead and told them, “May you be blessed by the Lord because you have shown this kindness
They took the bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree at Jabesh; then they fasted for seven days.
all the warriors went and recovered the bodies of Saul and his sons
I gave Gilead to Machir.
The army of Israel
But some wicked men
The Manassehites: from Machir, the family of the Machirites (now Machir became the father of Gilead); from Gilead, the family of the Gileadites.
The Lord’s spirit empowered
Now Saul was walking behind the