|Overview - 1 Samuel 31|
|1||Saul, having lost his army, and his sons slain, he and his armour-bearer kill themselves.|
|7||The Philistines possess the forsaken towns of the Israelites.|
|8||They triumph over the dead carcases.|
|11||They of Jabesh-gilead recovering the dead bodies by night, burn them at Jabesh, and mournfully bury their bones.|
1 Samuel 31:4 (King James Version)
Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.