Summary: Saul’s son, Jonathan, makes a military move to free the Israelites from Philistine subjugation. The Philistines respond with great military might that motivates the people of Israel to hide in places like caves, tombs, and thickets. Saul is supposed to wait for Samuel in Gilgal, but gets impatient because it looks like the people are abandoning him as king. So, he disobeys instructions and presumes to offer the sacrifices by himself. This exposes his selfish and ungodly heart. Read from the World English Bible.
Why Was Samuel Allowed To Sleep In The Holy Of Holies?
Why I read from the World English Bible
I read from the 2016 edition, linked to by the image below:
There is also a 2019 edition:
Links to Reading 1 and 2 Samuel