1 Samuel

Israel demands a king, who ends up disappointing the Lord and the Israelites. Saul dies.

chapter 1

chapter 1

Hannah’s prayers are answered after many years of barrenness, and she gives birth to a son. She[...]

chapter 2

Hannah gives thanks to Yahweh by reciting a thanksgiving song. The sons of Eli corrupt the[...]

chapter 3

Yahweh appears to Samuel and informs him of the fall of Eli’s house. Although reluctant, Samuel[...]

chapter 4

After being defeated by the Philistines, Eli’s sons were killed, and the Ark of the Covenant was[...]

chapter 5

The Philistines placed the ark in their temple, and their god fell on his face before the Ark. The[...]

chapter 6

The Philistines sent back the ark with guilt offerings. They took it to the people of Beth[...]

chapter 7

Samuel implores the Israelites to abandon their false gods, and when they obeyed, God was by their[...]

chapter 8

The sons of Samuel become corrupt leaders, and the people tell him they want a King. Samuel warned[...]

chapter 9

Samuel happens to meet Saul, who is looking for his father’s missing donkeys. Samuel invites[...]

chapter 10

Samuel anointed Saul as King, and the spirit of the Lord came upon Saul who prophesied. These[...]

chapter 11

The Ammonites wage war against the people of Jabesh Gilead. Saul gathers 330,000 soldiers who[...]

chapter 12

Samuel gave a harsh warning in his old age. He criticized the people for requesting a king. He[...]

chapter 13

In revenge, the Philistines prepare to attack Israel. Saul then gathers an army and offers a[...]

chapter 14

Jonathan leaves the Israelites’ camp and kills twenty Philistine soldiers. The Philistines are[...]

chapter 15

Samuel commands Saul to kill all the Amalekites, including men, women, and children. Saul spared[...]

chapter 16

Yahweh sends out Samuel on a mission to anoint a future king, Jesse’s son by the name David. [...]

chapter 17

A mighty Philistine warrior named Goliath ridiculed and challenged the Israelites. David traveled[...]

chapter 18

Saul was jealous of David’s military prowess and planned to kill him. After failing several[...]

chapter 19

Jonathan warned David about Saul’s intentions, and he failed to kill him. Michal helps David flee[...]

chapter 20

David and Jonathan make an agreement. Saul is angry with David when he fails to show up for the[...]

chapter 21

David convinced the priest Ahimelech to give him Goliath’s sword and consecrated bread. David[...]

chapter 22

Around 400 men join David, who escapes from the Philistines. All but one priest called Abiathar[...]

chapter 23

The Philistines attacked Keilah but were driven away by David. Saul came to Keilah, and David fled.[...]

chapter 24

Saul relentlessly went after David. Instead of killing him, David cut off a piece of Saul’s robe[...]

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