|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 31:7 (King James Version)
And when the men of Israel that were on the other side of the valley, and they that were on the other side Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.