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1 Samuel 31 (Hebrew Names Version)

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1 Now the Pelishtim fought against Yisra'el: and the men of Yisra'el fled from before the Pelishtim, and fell down slain on Mount Gilboa. 2 The Pelishtim followed hard on Sha'ul and on his sons; and the Pelishtim killed Yonatan, and Avinadav, and Malki-Shua, the sons of Sha'ul. 3 The battle went sore against Sha'ul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers. 4 Then said Sha'ul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through therewith, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armor bearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Sha'ul took his sword, and fell on it. 5 When his armor bearer saw that Sha'ul was dead, he likewise fell on his sword, and died with him. 6 So Sha'ul died, and his three sons, and his armor bearer, and all his men, that same day together. 7 When the men of Yisra'el who were on the other side of the valley, and those who were beyond the Yarden, saw that the men of Yisra'el fled, and that Sha'ul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Pelishtim came and lived in them. 8 It happened on the next day, when the Pelishtim came to strip the slain, that they found Sha'ul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. 9 They cut off his head, and stripped off his armor, and sent into the land of the Pelishtim round about, to carry the news to the house of their idols, and to the people. 10 They put his armor in the house of the `Ashtarot; and they fastened his body to the wall of Beit-Shan. 11 When the inhabitants of Yavesh-Gil`ad heard concerning him that which the Pelishtim had done to Sha'ul, 12 all the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Sha'ul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beit-Shan; and they came to Yavesh, and burnt them there. 13 They took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Yavesh, and fasted seven days.
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