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1 Samuel 11:2-4 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

But Nahash the Ammonite replied, “This is my condition for making a treaty with you: I will gouge out the right eye of every man,[a] and thus bring shame on all Israel.” The elders of Jabesh said to him: “Give us seven days to send messengers throughout the territory of Israel. If there is no one to save us, we will surrender to you.” When the messengers arrived at Gibeah of Saul and reported the news in the people’s hearing, they all wept aloud.

Footnotes:

  1. 11:2 Right eye of every man: thus rendering them incapable of military action.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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