|1st Samuel 10|
King James Bible
And the elders of Jabesh said4 unto him, Give us seven days' respite,54 that we may send4 messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if [there be] no man to save56 us, we will come out1 to thee.
And he took4 a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces,17 and sent17 [them] throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying,2 Whosoever cometh not forth6 after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done11 unto his oxen. And the fear of the LORD fell4 on the people, and they came out4 with one consent.
And they said4 unto the messengers that came,6 Thus shall ye say4 unto the men of Jabeshgilead, 1568 To morrow, by [that time] the sun be hot, ye shall have help. And the messengers came4 and shewed55 [it] to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.4
And it was [so] on the morrow, that Saul put4 the people in three companies; and they came4 into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew55 the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained12 were scattered,4 so that two of them were not left8 together.
And all the people went4 to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king55 before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed4 sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced4 greatly.