he went and took the bones of Saul1 and his son Jonathan from the citizens of Jabesh Gilead.2 (They had taken them secretly from the public square at Beth Shan,3 where the Philistines had hung4 them after they struck Saul down on Gilboa.)513
David brought the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan from there, and the bones of those who had been killed and exposed were gathered up.
They buried the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan in the tomb of Saul's father Kish, at Zela6 in Benjamin, and did everything the king commanded. After that,7 God answered prayer8 in behalf of the land.9