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band of men, whose hearts God had touched.
SA1 10:27 But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us?
And they despised him, and brought no presents. But he held his peace.
SA1 11:1 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.
SA1 11:2 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.
SA1 11:3 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
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