Saul defeateth the Ammonites, and delivereth Jabes Galaad.
1 And it came to pass about a month after this that Naas, the Ammonite came up, and began to fight against Jabes Galaad. And all the men of Jabes said to Naas: Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.
Et factum est quasi post mensem, ascendit Naas Ammonites, et pugnare coepit adversum Jabes Galaad. Dixeruntque omnes viri Jabes ad Naas : Habeto nos foederatos, et serviemus tibi.
2 And Naas the Ammonite answered them: On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may pluck out all your right eyes, and make you a reproach in all Israel.
Et respondit ad eos Naas Ammonites : In hoc feriam vobiscum foedus, ut eruam omnium vestrum oculos dextros, ponamque vos opprobrium in universo Israel.
3 And the ancients of Jabes said to him: Allow us seven days, that we may send messengers to all the coasts of Israel: and if there be no one to defend us, we will come out to thee.
Et dixerunt ad eum seniores Jabes : Concede nobis septem dies, ut mittamus nuntios ad universos terminos Israel, et si non fuerit qui defendat nos, egrediemur ad te.
4 The messengers therefore came to Gabaa of Saul: and they spoke these words in the hearing of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.
Venerunt ergo nuntii in Gabaa Saulis : et locuti sunt verba haec, audiente populo : et levavit omnis populus vocem suam, et flevit.
5 And behold Saul came, following oxen out of the field, and he said: What aileth the people that they weep? And they told him the words of the men of Jabes.
Et ecce Saul veniebat, sequens boves de agro, et ait : Quid habet populus quod plorat? Et narraverunt ei verba virorum Jabes.
6 And the spirit of the Lord came upon Saul, when he had heard these words, and his anger was exceedingly kindled.
Et insilivit spiritus Domini in Saul, cum audisset verba haec, et iratus est furor ejus nimis.
7 And taking both the oxen, he cut them in pieces, and sent them into all the coasts of Israel by messengers, saying: Whosoever shall not come forth, and follow Saul and Samuel, so shall it be done to his oxen. And the fear of the Lord fell upon the people, and they went out as one man.
Et assumens utrumque bovem, concidit in frusta, misitque in omnes terminos Israel per manum nuntiorum, dicens : Quicumque non exierit, et secutus fuerit Saul et Samuel, sic fiet bobus ejus. Invasit ergo timor Domini populum, et egressi sunt quasi vir unus.
8 And he numbered them in Bezec: and there were of the children of Israel three hundred thousand: and of the men of Juda thirty thousand.
Et recensuit eos in Bezech : fueruntque filiorum Israel trecenta millia : virorum autem Juda triginta millia.
9 And they said to the messengers that came: Thus shall you say to the men of Jabes Galaad: Tomorrow, when the sun shall be hot, you shall have relief. The messengers therefore came, and told the men of Jabes: and they were glad.
Et dixerunt nuntiis, qui venerant : Sic dicetis viris, qui sunt in Jabes Galaad : Cras erit vobis salus, cum incaluerit sol. Venerunt ergo nuntii, et annuntiaverunt viris Jabes : qui laetati sunt.
10 And they said: In the morning we will come out to you: and you shall do what you please with us.
Et dixerunt : Mane exibimus ad vos : et facietis nobis omne quod placuerit vobis.
11 And it came to pass, when the morrow was come that Saul put the people in three companies: and he came into the midst of the camp in the morning watch, and he slew the Ammonites until the day grew hot, and the rest were scattered, so that two of them were not left together.
Et factum est, cum dies crastinus venisset, constituit Saul populum in tres partes : et ingressus est media castra in vigilia matutina, et percussit Ammon usque dum incalesceret dies : reliqui autem dispersi sunt, ita ut non relinquerentur in eis duo pariter.
12 And the people said to Samuel: Who is he that said: Shall Saul reign over us? Bring the men and we will kill them.
Et ait populus ad Samuelem : Quis est iste qui dixit : Saul num regnabit super nos? Date viros, et interficiemus eos.
13 And Saul said: No man shall be killed this day, because the Lord this day hath wrought salvation in Israel:
Et ait Saul : Non occidetur quisquam in die hac, quia hodie fecit Dominus salutem in Israel.
14 And Samuel said to the people: Come and let us go to Galgal, and let us renew the kingdom there.
Dixit autem Samuel ad populum : Venite, et eamus in Galgala, et innovemus ibi regnum.
15 And all the people went to Galgal, and there they made Saul king before the Lord in Galgal, and they sacrificed there victims of peace before the Lord. And there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced exceedingly.
Et perrexit omnis populus in Galgala, et fecerunt ibi regem Saul coram Domino in Galgala, et immolaverunt ibi victimas pacificas coram Domino. Et laetatus est ibi Saul, et cuncti viri Israel nimis.