At Friday night's Bible Study/Fellowship Meeting I found something interesting . I had brought along my NLTse because of its handy size . Also , it clips along at a breezy pace with greater clarity than the ESV/NASB . I discovered that the NLTse includes a fairly long section with this passage which other versions do not carry . It is bracketed , but still ... But there were some scoundrels who complained , "How can this man save us ?" And they scorned him and refused to bring him gifts . But Saul ignored them . [ Nahash , king of the Ammonites , had been grievously oppressing the people of Gad and Reuben who lived east of the Jordon River . He gouged out the right eye of each of the Israelites living there , and he didn't allow anyone to come and rescue them . In fact , of all the Israelites east of the Jordon , there wasn't a single one whose right eye Nahash had not gouged out . But there were 7,000 men who had escaped from the Ammonites , and they had settled in Jabesh-gilead .] Footnote : This paragraph , which is not included in the Masorretic Text , is found in the Dead Sea Scroll 4QSam.