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1 Samuel 31 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:1 - Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines, and fell slain on Mount Gilbo'a.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:2 - And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan and Abin'adab and Mal'chishu'a, the sons of Saul.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:3 - The battle pressed hard upon Saul, and the archers found him; and he was badly wounded by the archers.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:4 - Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and make sport of me." But his armor-bearer would not; for he feared greatly. Therefore Saul took his own sword, and fell upon it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:5 - And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell upon his sword, and died with him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:6 - Thus Saul died, and his three sons, and his armor-bearer, and all his men, on the same day together.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:7 - And when the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley and those beyond the Jordan saw that the men of Israel had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook their cities and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:8 - On the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilbo'a.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:9 - And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armor, and sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines, to carry the good news to their idols and to the people.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:10 - They put his armor in the temple of Ash'taroth; and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:11 - But when the inhabitants of Ja'besh-gil'ead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:12 - all the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan; and they came to Jabesh and burnt them there.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:13 - And they took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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