And Samuel arose, and got him up from Gilgal unto Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul numbered the people that were present with him, about six hundred men.
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George Leo Haydock
Samuel. Piscator suspects that we ought to read Saul, as no mention is made of the prophet in the sequel of this war, and he is never consulted. (Calmet)
Josephus says he returned home. (Haydock)
But all the versions are conformable to the text: and Samuel went with the king and his 600 soldiers, to Gabaa, (Calmet) that he might not appear to retain any ill-will towards Saul, and that his followers might not be quite dispirited, as they knew that he had the thunderbolts of heaven in his hand; and if he was with them, they had nothing to fear from the myriads of their opponents. His presence was very seasonable, for they had to cut their way through the enemy. (Salien)
And the. Benjamin. All this is omitted in Hebrew, Chaldean, and in many Greek and Latin copies. (Calmet)
It is found in the Alexandrian and Vatican Septuagint.
In the hill, is a translation of Gabaa, which alone occurs in those editions. (Haydock)