1 SAMUEL 13:7



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“And some of the Hebrews went over Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. As for Saul, he was yet in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.”

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1 Samuel 13:7 Translation & Meaning

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And the Hebrews וְעִבְרִ֗ים An Eberite (i.e., Hebrew) or descendant of Eber Hebrews
some of (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
went over עָֽבְרוּ֙ To cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation) went over
Jordan הַיַּרְדֵּ֔ן Jarden, the principal river of Palestine Jordan
to the land אֶ֥רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of Gad גָּ֖ד Gad, a son of Jacob, including his tribe and its territory; also a prophet Gad
and Gilead. וְגִלְעָ֑ד Gilad, a region East of the Jordan; also the name of three Israelites Gilead
As for Saul, וְשָׁאוּל֙ Shaul, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites Saul
he yet עוֹדֶ֣נּוּ Properly, iteration or continuance; used only adverbially (with or without preposition), again, repeatedly, still, more he yet
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in Gilgal, בַגִּלְגָּ֔ל Gilgal, the name of three places in Palestine Gilgal
and all וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the people הָעָ֖ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
followed אַֽחֲרָֽיו׃ Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) followed
him trembling. חָֽרְד֥וּ To shudder with terror; hence, to fear; also to hasten (with anxiety) trembling

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  • 5  And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand which is on the sea shore in multitude: and they came up, and pitched in Michmash, eastward from Beth-aven.

  • 6  When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits.

  • 7  And some of the Hebrews went over Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. As for Saul, he was yet in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.

  • 8  And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him.

  • 9  And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.


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