1 Samuel Chapter 11 – Chronological

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1 Samuel 11

Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel.

And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days’ respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be no man to save us, we will come out to thee.

Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.

And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul said, What aileth the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.

And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen. And the fear of the Lord fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.

And when he numbered them in Bezek, the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.

And they said unto the messengers that came, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabeshgilead, To morrow, by that time the sun be hot, ye shall have help. And the messengers came and shewed it to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.

10 Therefore the men of Jabesh said, To morrow we will come out unto you, and ye shall do with us all that seemeth good unto you.

11 And it was so on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained were scattered, so that two of them were not left together.

12 And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.

13 And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the Lord hath wrought salvation in Israel.

14 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.

15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the Lord in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the Lord; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

43 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 11 – Chronological

  1. And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the Lord hath wrought salvation in Israel.
    1 Samuel 11:13 KJV

    Saul was not looking for any glory. He gave it all unto the LORD. He knows that apart from the Lord he stands alone. The VICTORY came from the LORD alone!

    What can we say about all this? If God is on our side, can anyone be against us?
    Romans 8:31 CEV

    Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God [set aside self-righteous pride], so that He may exalt you [to a place of honor in His service] at the appropriate time,
    1 Peter 5:6 AMP

  2. 3And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days’ respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be no man to save us, we will come out to thee.

    It baffles me when the children of Israel gave their answer. They said if there be no man to save us then we will come to you. Sometimes we as humans have problems comprehending the power of God. Here was a generation of people that really didn’t know who God was. They had no idea of the great things that he was able to do. They heard of it but they in truth didn’t really believe it. Because it was so, they would have never sought a man to save them, they would have began to petition God.

    So many times while living for God, we want to seek help from man instead of getting guidance from God. It is the principle of “break in case of an emergency” mentality. We put God in a box and only use him when all else has failed. We have to petition God from the rising of the sin to the going down of the same. If we humble ourselves, pray, and seek the face of God, turn from our wicked ways, he will hear us and heal our lands. We have to trust God above man. Man will fail us every time and leave us empty hearted. God is willing to walk with you through any situation and deliver you.

  3. 1 Samuel 11:13, “And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel.”
    “Today The Lord Hath Wrought Salvation”

    2 Cor. 6:2 says, “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”
    “Now Is The Day Of Salvation”
    TODAY, NOW is the Day of Salvation. TODAY, NOW is the day for souls to be delivered, to be rescued, to be healed, to be redeemed, to be saved!!

    Thank You JESUS for Salvation!

  4. 1 Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

    2 And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel.

    This is similar to what happens when someone tries to compromise with the enemy. They think it will work in there favor but there is no true compromise. When you make a deal with the enemy it will looking pleasing at first, but then it will quickly turn on you and end up being part of your demise.

  5. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    KEEP YOUR EYE – ASK FOR HELP

    2 And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel.
    3 And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days’ respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be no man to save us, we will come out to thee.
    4 Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.
    5 And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul said, What aileth the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.
    6 And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

    What a difference that 7 days will make. The covenant or agreement doesn’t make much sense to me. Why would you want one eyed servants? Nevertheless, I would prefer to keep both eyes also. The Leader requested 7 days to see if they could find help. YES. That sounds like a plan or is it a response. Or is it a desperation stall tactic. Whatever you want to call it. It worked.

    In less than 7 days GOD turned everything around. Instead of losing an eye they gained a victory, had a party and crowned a king. I learn from this testimony that we are wise to not immediately respond to great challenges. Also that it is ok to ask for help in time of need. We must always be ready and prepared to “count the cost”.

    Ask for help and wait for the answer GOD can turn an eye gouge into a great VICTORY. Be encouraged today, keep your eyes on JESUS. HE is in control.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  6. “But Saul said, “We won’t put anyone to death today! After all, this is the day the Lord has saved Israel.” Then Samuel said to the people, “Come on. Let’s go to Gilgal. There we’ll agree to have Saul as our king.” So all of the people went to Gilgal. There, with the Lord as witness, they agreed to have Saul as their king. There they sacrificed friendship offerings to the Lord. And there Saul and all of the people of Israel celebrated with great joy.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭11:13-15‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    There’s power And Victory in being One. There is joy in agreement and unity. And life there’s going to be times of conflicts but when those conflicts are put to the side and we come together for the purpose of the Kingdom we all win.

  7. 3. And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days’ respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be no man to save us, we will come out to thee.

    6. And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

    7. And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen. And the fear of the Lord fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.

    The messengers told everyone that their brothers were threatened and no one even got angry except Saul…but when their oxen were threatened, everybody came running!

    Which is more valuable to us – our brothers and sisters, or our stuff?

  8. 11 And it was so on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained were scattered, so that two of them were not left together.

    12 And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.

    13 And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the Lord hath wrought salvation in Israel.

    14 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.

    15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the Lord in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the Lord; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

    The price of becoming a king. Saul slaughter his oxen and send it to all the tribes. Then he slaughter the Ammonites. Finally, the men after their triumph want to slaughter those that opposed Saul from becoming king. Saul decides there has been enough slaughtering for the day. I know that in war it is hard not to kill, I know this first hand, as a veteran of the Gulf war there are memories that will never leave my mind. Everywhere in this world there have been battles and from those battles casualties; but is not until you see all that slaughtering that you see exactly what the price is for someone to become a king. When Jesus became King it was different because He was the Lamb taken to slaughter. He willingly gave every drop of His Precious Blood for your freedom. Thank you Jesus for becoming our King!

  9. Planning and getting together, talking to God are essential in carrying out what to do about situations. God is the top and we are the messengers and doers.

    • 1Samuel 11
      4 When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and reported these terms to the people, they all wept aloud. 5 Just then Saul was returning from the fields, behind his oxen, and he asked, “What is wrong with everyone? Why are they weeping?” Then they repeated to him what the men of Jabesh had said.
      6 When Saul heard their words, the Spirit of God came powerfully upon him, and he burned with anger. 7 He took a pair of oxen, cut them into pieces, and sent the pieces by messengers throughout Israel, proclaiming, “This is what will be done to the oxen of anyone who does not follow Saul and Samuel.” Then the terror of the Lord fell on the people, and they came out together as one.

      The people were fearful but God immediately poured His spirit upon Saul strongly. Was this God’s way of reaffirming Sauls leadership to the people? It brought unity and victory. It takes strong leadership and the power of God to lead z people that are afraid. We must hold fast to God’s proclamations and follow our leaders . We cannot be fearful what the world is saying the enemy will be defeated . Jesus Christ is the Victor!
      The battle belongs to God.

  10. 13 And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the Lord hath wrought salvation in Israel.
    14 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.

    Most anyone who has a knowledge about the Bible knows about what’s Saul did later on, they know about his failure 2 Samuel and God and how he failed the Israelites to leave them properly. We know of the time that he summoned a medium to bring up the spirit of Samuel, but what we forget is that when Saul first became king, he brought about a great victory to the Israelites. His heart was pure and he was seeking God for guidance. If we can remain in our basics, the heart that we had when we first started this journey, we would go a lot farther in life. Saul messed up because he became too haughty and too powerful and it went to his head. To keep it simple: stay humble and don’t forget where u came from

  11. AMP – 2 But Nahash the Ammonite told them, “I will make a treaty with you on this condition, that I will [c]gouge out the right eye of every one of you, and make it a disgrace upon all Israel.

    The footnote for this verse says “Partially blinding a man made him almost useless as an enemy combatant or archer because it hampered his depth perception and limited his peripheral vision.”

    This is a tactic that the enemy still uses today. He partially blinds us to what God is doing so we lose our spiritual perception and vision for the things of God. We see all the “negative” and not the “positive.” We see “fear” instead of “faith”, “doubt” instead of “belief.”

    The Lord allow the tricks of the enemy to be uncovered so that we might be aware of the “fiery darts” that he sends our way. It’s time to get our head out of the sand and be spiritual leaders and lead our homes in victory!

  12. 5 And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul said, What aileth the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.
    6 And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.
    7 And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen. And the fear of the Lord fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.

  13. 1 Samuel 11: 3[ amp] The elders of Jabesh said to Nahash, Give us seven days time , that we may send messages through all the territory of Israel. Then ,if there is no man to save us, we will come out to you. Thank God for our elders , They are great leaders , They had great knowledge and guildness for our younger generation that is coming up .
    We are the messengers and the servers for God! No body can save us , But Jesus!

  14. The beginning of verse 9 MSG says “Saul instructed the messengers, “Tell this to the folk in Jabesh Gilead: ‘Help is on the way. Expect it by noon tomorrow.’”….. My God is an on time God. I know where my help comes from….

    Psalm 121 MSG
    A Pilgrim Song
    121 1-2 ” look up to the mountains;
    does my strength come from mountains?
    No, my strength comes from God,
    who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.

    3-4 He won’t let you stumble,
    your Guardian God won’t fall asleep.
    Not on your life! Israel’s
    Guardian will never doze or sleep.

    5-6 God’s your Guardian,
    right at your side to protect you—
    Shielding you from sunstroke,
    sheltering you from moonstroke.

    7-8 God guards you from every evil,
    he guards your very life.
    He guards you when you leave and when you return,
    he guards you now, he guards you always.”

  15. “The Spirit of God came upon Saul mightily when he heard these words, and he became extremely angry. He took a team of oxen and cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout the territory of Israel by the hand of messengers, saying, “Whoever does not come out to follow Saul and Samuel, the same shall be done to his oxen.” Then fear of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out [united] as one man [with one purpose]. He assembled and counted them at Bezek; and the sons of Israel numbered 300,000, and the men of Judah 30,000.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭11:6-8‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    It is wrong to do nothing. Doing nothing in such cases is sin, and when it comes to the sin of doing nothing, be sure your sin will find you out (Numbers 32:23).

  16. Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

  17. 11:6 and the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those things, and his anger was kindle greatly.
    ———
    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  18. The Lord told Saul to attack the neighboring country because they will bring them to harm. The Lord will have you follow the right path.

  19. 13 But Saul said, “No one will be put to death today, for this day the Lord has rescued Israel.”

    14 Then Samuel said to the people, “Come, let us go to Gilgal and there renew the kingship.”

    15 So all the people went to Gilgal and made Saul king in the presence of the Lord . There they sacrificed fellowship offerings before the Lord , and Saul and all the Israelites held a great celebration.

    1 Samuel 11:13‭-‬15 NIV
    https://bible.com/bible/111/1sa.11.13-15.NIV

    He has made a way for not only just is but, for all if us He died on the cross for our sins and we didn’t deserve it but He still did. He saved us from our troubles and He fights our battle’s for us. We have to stay humble and have a pure heart and always give thanks to what He has done for us!
    LIVE GIVE JESUS!

  20. “All right,” Nahash said, “but only on one condition. I will gouge out the right eye of every one of you as a disgrace to all Israel!” “Give us seven days to send messengers throughout Israel!” replied the elders of Jabesh. “If no one comes to save us, we will agree to your terms.”
    1 Samuel 11:2‭-‬3 NLT

    Don’t settle for this nonsense; not worth the time to even consider. Later it says Saul became angry. It’s time we cut off the enemy and take our victory in Jesus!

  21. iLove Jesus
    1Sa 11:6  And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

    Notice that when the Spirit of the Lord came upon Saul then his anger was kindled. I know most people associate anger with flesh or the enemy, this is not always the case. Here we find it’s the anger of the Lord

  22. 14 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.

    15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the Lord in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the Lord; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

    God has saved all of us from our troubles and our sins. He is always with us every step of the way in our fight. He saved them and forgave them there was Joy after all their fights and peace. See if we never give up in our battles knowing we are not alone we will end up with beautiful miracles from the Lord and joy .

  23. 1 Samuel 11:6 And Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

    With God on our side He can change how we feel in any situation. The Lord had Saul attacking others to protect Israel. Saul and Samuel had the blessings of God and rest of Israel realized this and they knew to follow Saul and Samson.

  24. 1 Samuel 11:15: “So all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal. There they made sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD, and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.”

    This truly was a great moment for King Saul, this was when he really was an example of a leader. He did not take personal credit for victory over the Ammonites. He chose to acknowledge that it was God who had given His people the victory, and he allowed those who criticized him to go unpunished. But we know know that things are about to change for King Saul his life’s spirals out of control….and this is where we see how we must continue to fight this battle that wages back and forth every day in our lives. Gal 5:17
    It really is up to us feed our spirit and not our flesh. I pray that we always want to grow in You, Lord even when our flesh resists.

  25. 1 Samuel Chapter 11. An Ammonite named Nahash went to Jabesh Gilead and besieged the city. The men of the city offered a treaty and said they would become Nahash’s subjects. However, Nahash said that he would only agree to this if he could disgrace all of Israel by gouging out the right eye of each of the men.

  26. “So Saul sent the messengers back to Jabesh-gilead to say, “We will rescue you by noontime tomorrow!” There was great joy throughout the town when that message arrived! The men of Jabesh then told their enemies, “Tomorrow we will come out to you, and you can do to us whatever you wish.”‭‭(1 Samuel‬ ‭11:9-10NLT)

    There’s nothing that can be hidden from the Lord for He sees all things. He’s has always been an on time God and protects his children from the hand of the enemy. Saul knows that God will always make a way for his children. He will go before us even to this day.

  27. 13 And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the Lord hath wrought salvation in Israel.

    This was not a time for death but for celebration. He was to be named king of Israel and the last thing he wanted was to watch someone be executed. The Lord has brought salvation to Israel and this is a time of victory.

  28. “And they said unto the messengers that came, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabesh–gilead, To morrow, by that time the sun be hot, ye shall have help. And the messengers came and shewed it to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭11:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    If you don’t know by now, let me tell you now – YOU HAVE A CHURCH THAT WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!!!!! The response when

    • The response of Israel was great as they handed together to fight for their brothers and sisters. I thank God for my POFW family. Of how loving they were from the first time I stepped into the church. They truly are the friendliest church in Fort Worth. I pray we continue to be a friend to others, one who fights on their behalf not allowing them to be lost in the wilderness

  29. 13 And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the Lord hath wrought salvation in Israel.

    Saul showed a humble attitude by giving God the glory for the victory they got. Yes it was him that was leading the people, but it was the Spirit of God that came upon him. It is wise to always give God the glory for whatever the Lord uses you to accomplish for Him.

  30. 14 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.
    15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the Lord in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the Lord; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

    When Saul was made king they rejoiced and made offerings to the Lord for his victory. When we are blessed with something and have victories we need to praise and thank the Lord for all he has done and continues to do for us.

  31. Saul was already anointed and chosen King by Samuel but this selfless and bold act that saved the people confirmed him as King. This is a lesson that you need favor with God and men.

  32. 7 And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen. And the fear of the Lord fell on the people, and they came out with one consent

    Wow look at God. The church shouldn’t have the slightest worry right now especially if theyre living to the best they can for the Lord. God his hand on the Church and his people. We have to continue to reach for the Lost

  33. 2“All right,” Nahash said, “but only on one condition. I will gouge out the right eye of every one of you as a disgrace to all Israel!” 3“Give us seven days to send messengers throughout Israel!” replied the elders of Jabesh. “If no one comes to save us, we will agree to your terms.”

    Woe, how many people would actually agree to this? Thanks God, we don’t have to be in a position to decide. We have God on our side to guard and protect us. Have faith in God, and he’ll be with you.

  34. 14 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.

    This was the time to confirm the Kingdom, it was time to recognize Saul as King.

  35. 12 And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.
    13 And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the Lord hath wrought salvation in Israel.
    14 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.
    15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the Lord in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the Lord; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

    We should thank the Lord and give back because he let us have the victory

  36. 13 And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the Lord hath wrought salvation in Israel.
    14 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.

    True Leadership!! God knows and puts leadership in place. A true leader stands up and puts an end to foolishness and makes decisions based on His commandments.

  37. “And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the Lord in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the Lord; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭11:15‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    What others meant for evil God turned into good.

  38. Different day

    Luke 17:36 KJV
    [36] Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

    1 Samuel 11:11 KJV
    [11] And it was so on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained were scattered, so that two of them were not left together.

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