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1 Samuel 11:10-12 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 Then the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Tomorrow we will come out, and you can do whatever you want[a] to us.”

11 The next day Saul organized the troops into three divisions. During the morning watch, they invaded the Ammonite camp and slaughtered them until the heat of the day. There were survivors, but they were so scattered that no two of them were left together.

Saul’s Confirmation as King

12 Afterward, the people said to Samuel, “Who said that Saul should not[b] reign over us? Give us those men so we can kill them!”


  1. 1 Samuel 11:10 Lit do what is good in your eyes
  2. 1 Samuel 11:12 Some Hb mss, LXX; other Hb mss omit not

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