The leaders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “That may be true, 1 but now we pledge to you our loyalty. 2 Come with us and fight with the Ammonites. Then you will become the leader 3 of all who live in Gilead.” 4
So the army 1 sent to Shiloh, and they took from there the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts who sits between the cherubim. Now the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phineas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.
When he arrived in Shiloh, Eli was sitting in his chair watching by the side of 1 the road, for he was very worried 2 about the ark of God. As the man entered the city to give his report, 3 the whole city cried out.
For the battle with Israel the Philistines had amassed 3,000 1 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.
But Samuel said, “What have you done?” Saul replied, “When I saw that the army had started to abandon me 1 and that you didn’t come at the appointed time and that the Philistines had assembled at Micmash,
Jonathan said to his armor bearer, “Come on, let’s go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will intervene 1 for us. Nothing can prevent the Lord from delivering, whether by many or by a few.”
But David replied to the Philistine, “You are coming against me with sword and spear and javelin. But I am coming against you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel’s armies, whom you have defied!
Then the men of Israel and Judah charged forward, shouting a battle cry. 1 They chased the Philistines to the valley 2 and to the very gates of Ekron. The Philistine corpses lay fallen along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron.
So the king got up and sat at the city gate. When all the people were informed that the king was sitting at the city gate, they 1 all came before him.But the Israelite soldiers 2 had all fled to their own homes. 3
Baasha son of Ahijah, from the tribe of Issachar, conspired against Nadab 1 and assassinated him in Gibbethon, which was in Philistine territory. This happened while Nadab and all the Israelite army were besieging Gibbethon.
The rest of the events of Jeroboam’s reign, including all his accomplishments, his military success in restoring Israelite control over Damascus and Hamath, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel. 1
During Josiah’s reign Pharaoh Necho king of Egypt marched toward 1 the Euphrates River to help the king of Assyria. King Josiah marched out to fight him, but Necho 2 killed him at Megiddo 3 when he saw him.
During 1 the reign of Ahaz son of Jotham, son of Uzziah, king of Judah, King Rezin of Syria and King Pekah son of Remaliah of Israel marched up to Jerusalem 2 to do battle, but they were unable to prevail against it. 3
But you have been thrown out of your grave like a shoot that is thrown away. 1 You lie among 2 the slain, among those who have been slashed by the sword, among those headed for 3 the stones of the pit, 4 as if you were a mangled corpse. 5