1 Samuel 31

hit him

Cf. 2 Samuel 1:10; 21:12. The order is:

(1) Saul is "hit"--wounded mortally, potentially "slain," by the Philistines;

(2) either to escape agony, or insult by the enemy, he falls upon his sword, and his armour-bearer, supposing him to be dead, slew himself;

(3) but Saul was not dead; raising himself upon his spear, he besought the Amalekite to put him to death. 2 Samuel 1:10; 21:12.

burnt Contra. 2 Chronicles 16:14.
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