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1 Samuel 31:5

5 When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him.

Read 1 Samuel 31:5 Using Other Translations

And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.
And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell upon his sword and died with him.
When his armor bearer realized that Saul was dead, he fell on his own sword and died beside the king.

What does 1 Samuel 31:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 31:5

And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead
By his own hands, and not by the hands of the Amalekite, which the armour bearer would scarcely have suffered:

he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him;
some think that Saul, and his armourbearer, died by the same sword, which was the armourbearer's; and if he was Doeg, they fell probably by the same sword with which the priests of the Lord were murdered at Nob, ( 1 Samuel 22:18 ) ; and it is observed by an historian F4, that the murderers of Julius Caesar slew themselves with the same dagger they destroyed him.


FOOTNOTES:

F4 Sucton. Vit. Caesar. c. 89.
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