1 Samuel 31:4

Overview - 1 Samuel 31
Saul, having lost his army, and his sons slain, he and his armour-bearer kill themselves.
The Philistines possess the forsaken towns of the Israelites.
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.
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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.
 


Draw
Judges 9:54 ; 1 Chronicles 10:4

uncircumcised
14:6 1 Samuel 17:26 1 Samuel 17:36 2 Samuel 1:20 ; Jeremiah 9:25 Jeremiah 9:26 ; Ezekiel 44:7-9

abuse me
or, mock me. he was sore.
2 Samuel 1:14

Saul
2 Samuel 1:9 2 Samuel 1:10 ; 17:23 1 Kings 16:27

a sword
{Eth hacherve,} rather, "the sword," ie., his armour-
bearer's, who, according to the Jews, was Doeg; and if so, then Saul and his executioner fell by the same sword with which they massacred the priests of God.
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