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 1 Samuel 31:1 - 13
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 31
31:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now the Philistines fought against Israel; the Israelites fled before them, and many fell slain on Mount Gilboa.
 
31:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The Philistines pressed hard after Saul and his sons, and they killed his sons Jonathan, Abinadab and Malki-Shua.
 
31:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The fighting grew fierce around Saul, and when the archers overtook him, they wounded him critically.
 
31:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me." But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it.
 
31:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him.
 
31:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So Saul and his three sons and his armor-bearer and all his men died together that same day.
 
31:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the Israelites along the valley and those across the Jordan saw that the Israelite army had fled and that Saul and his sons had died, they abandoned their towns and fled. And the Philistines came and occupied them.
 
31:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the dead, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.
 
31:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They cut off his head and stripped off his armor, and they sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines to proclaim the news in the temple of their idols and among their people.
 
31:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They put his armor in the temple of the Ashtoreths and fastened his body to the wall of Beth Shan.
 
31:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the people of Jabesh Gilead heard of what the Philistines had done to Saul,
 
31:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
all their valiant men journeyed through the night to Beth Shan. They took down the bodies of Saul and his sons from the wall of Beth Shan and went to Jabesh, where they burned them.
 
31:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then they took their bones and buried them under a tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and they fasted seven days.
 
 

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