Defeat and Death of Saul and His Sons

1 1Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled before * the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa.

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2 The Philistines closely pursued Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan, 2Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.

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    • a 10:2 - In 1 Sam 14:49, "Ishvi"
      3 The battle became heavy against Saul, and the archers * overtook him; and he was wounded by the archers.

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        • b 10:3 - Lit "found him"
          4 Then Saul said to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised will come and abuse me." But his armor bearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. 3Therefore Saul took his sword and fell on it.

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          5 When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell on his sword and died.
          6 4Thus Saul died with his three sons, and all those of his house died together.

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          7 When all the men of Israel who were in the valley saw that they had fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook their cities and fled; and the Philistines came and lived in them.
          8 It came about the next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.
          9 5So they stripped him and took his head and his armor and sent messengers around the land of the Philistines to carry the good news to their idols and to the people.

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          10 They put his armor in the house of their gods and fastened his head in the house of Dagon.

          Jabesh-gilead's Tribute to Saul

          11 When all Jabesh-gilead * heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,

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              12 6all the valiant men arose and took away the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons and brought them to Jabesh, and they buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

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              13 7So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the LORD, because of the word of the LORD which he did not keep; and also 8because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it,

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              14 and did not inquire of the LORD. Therefore He killed him and 9turned the kingdom to David the son of Jesse.

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