The Holy Bible - The First Book of Samuel, Chapter 11 (Latin)
1Then 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.
2And 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.
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.
4Then 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.
5And, 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.
6And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.
7And 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.
8And when he numbered them in Bezek, the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.
9And 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.
10Therefore 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.
11And 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.
12And 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.
13And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel.
14Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.
15And 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.
1ascendit autem Naas Ammonites et pugnare coepit adversus Iabesgalaad dixeruntque omnes viri Iabes ad Naas habeto nos foederatos et serviemus tibi
2et respondit ad eos Naas Ammonites in hoc feriam vobiscum foedus ut eruam omnium vestrum oculos dextros ponamque vos obprobrium in universo Israhel
3et dixerunt ad eum seniores Iabes concede nobis septem dies ut mittamus nuntios in universos terminos Israhel et si non fuerit qui defendat nos egrediemur ad te
4venerunt ergo nuntii in Gabaath Saulis et locuti sunt verba audiente populo et levavit omnis populus vocem suam et flevit
5et ecce Saul veniebat sequens boves de agro et ait quid habet populus quod plorat et narraverunt ei verba virorum Iabes
6et insilivit spiritus Domini in Saul cum audisset verba haec et iratus est furor eius nimis
7et adsumens utrumque bovem concidit in frusta misitque in omnes terminos Israhel per manum nuntiorum dicens quicumque non exierit secutusque fuerit Saul et Samuhelem sic fiet bubus eius invasit ergo timor Domini populum et egressi sunt quasi vir unus
8et recensuit eos in Bezec fueruntque filiorum Israhel trecenta milia virorum autem Iuda triginta milia
9et dixerunt nuntiis qui venerant sic dicetis viris qui sunt in Iabesgalaad cras erit vobis salus cum incaluerit sol venerunt ergo nuntii et adnuntiaverunt viris Iabes qui laetati sunt
10et dixerunt mane exibimus ad vos et facietis nobis omne quod placuerit vobis
11et factum est cum venisset dies crastinus constituit Saul populum in tres partes et ingressus est media castra in vigilia matutina et percussit Ammon usque dum incalesceret dies reliqui autem dispersi sunt ita ut non relinquerentur in eis duo pariter
12et ait populus ad Samuhel quis est iste qui dixit Saul non regnabit super nos date viros et interficiemus eos
13et ait Saul non occidetur quisquam in die hac quia hodie fecit Dominus salutem in Israhel
14dixit autem Samuhel ad populum venite et eamus in Galgala et innovemus ibi regnum
15et perrexit omnis populus in Galgala et fecerunt ibi regem Saul coram Domino in Galgala et immolaverunt ibi victimas pacificas coram Domino et laetatus est ibi Saul et cuncti viri Israhel nimis