1 Samuel 31


Saul and His Sons Killed on Mount Gilboa

1And the Philistines waged war against Israel. And [4fled 1the 2men 3of Israel] from the face of the Philistines, and they fell slain in mount Gilboa. 2And [3joined up against 1the 2Philistines] Saul and his sons. And [3struck down 1the 2the Philistines] Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Melchi-shua, sons of Saul. 3And [3weighs down 1the 2battle] against Saul, and [3find 4him 1the 2shooters], men bowmen; and he was wounded in the spleen. 4And Saul said to the one carrying his weapons, Unsheathe your broadsword, and pierce me with it! lest [2should come 1these uncircumcised] and should pierce me, and should mock against me. But [4did not 5want to 1the one 2carrying 3his weapons], for he feared exceedingly. And Saul took his broadsword, and fell upon it. 5And [4beheld 1the one 2carrying 3his weapons] that Saul died, and he fell also himself upon his broadsword, and died with him. 6And Saul died, and [2three 3sons 1his], and the one carrying his weapons, and all his men, in that day at the same time. 7And [4beheld 1the 2men 3of Israel], the ones on the other side of the valley, and the ones on the other side of the Jordan, that [4fled 1the 2men 3of Israel], and that Saul died, and his sons. And they leave their cities, and flee. And [3come 1the 2Philistines] and dwell in them. 8And it came to pass on the next day, and [3come 1the 2Philistines] to strip the slain, and they find Saul and [2three 3sons 1his] fallen upon the mountains of Gilboa. 9And they behead him, and they strip him of his weapons, and they send into the land of the Philistines round about, announcing good news to their idols, and to their people. 10And they presented his weapons in the Astartion. And his body they fastened down on the wall in Beth-shan. 11And [5hear 6concerning 1the ones 2dwelling 3in Jabish 4Gilead] as much as [3did 1the 2Philistines] to Saul. 12And [5rose up 1all 2the 3men 4of power]. And they went the entire night, and took the body of Saul, and the body of Jonathan his son from the wall in Beth-sham. And they brought them into Jabish, and incinerated them there. 13And they took their bones and they entombed them by the plowed field, the one in Jabish, and they fasted seven days.
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