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1 Samuel 31

MSG 1 The Philistines made war on Israel. The men of Israel were in full retreat from the Philistines, falling left and right, wounded on Mount Gilboa. NIV 1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; the Israelites fled before them, and many fell dead on Mount Gilboa. MSG 2 The Philistines caught up with Saul and his sons. They killed Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malki-Shua, Saul's sons. NIV 2 The Philistines were in hot pursuit of Saul and his sons, and they killed his sons Jonathan, Abinadab and Malki-Shua. MSG 3 The battle was hot and heavy around Saul. The archers got his range and wounded him badly. NIV 3 The fighting grew fierce around Saul, and when the archers overtook him, they wounded him critically. MSG 4 Saul said to his weapon bearer, "Draw your sword and put me out of my misery, lest these pagan pigs come and make a game out of killing me." NIV 4 Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.” But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it. MSG 5 When the weapon bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him. NIV 5 When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him. MSG 6 So Saul, his three sons, and his weapon bearer - the men closest to him - died together that day. NIV 6 So Saul and his three sons and his armor-bearer and all his men died together that same day. MSG 7 When the Israelites in the valley opposite and those on the other side of the Jordan saw that their army was in full retreat and that Saul and his sons were dead, they left their cities and ran for their lives. The Philistines moved in and occupied the sites. NIV 7 When the Israelites along the valley and those across the Jordan saw that the Israelite army had fled and that Saul and his sons had died, they abandoned their towns and fled. And the Philistines came and occupied them. MSG 8 The next day, when the Philistines came to rob the dead, they found Saul and his three sons dead on Mount Gilboa. NIV 8 The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the dead, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. MSG 9 They cut off Saul's head and stripped off his armor. Then they spread the good news all through Philistine country in the shrines of their idols and among the people. NIV 9 They cut off his head and stripped off his armor, and they sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines to proclaim the news in the temple of their idols and among their people. MSG 10 They displayed his armor in the shrine of the Ashtoreth. They nailed his corpse to the wall at Beth Shan. NIV 10 They put his armor in the temple of the Ashtoreths and fastened his body to the wall of Beth Shan. MSG 11 The people of Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul. NIV 11 When the people of Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul, MSG 12 Their valiant men sprang into action. They traveled all night, took the corpses of Saul and his three sons from the wall at Beth Shan, and carried them back to Jabesh and burned off the flesh. NIV 12 all their valiant men marched through the night to Beth Shan. They took down the bodies of Saul and his sons from the wall of Beth Shan and went to Jabesh, where they burned them. MSG 13 They then buried the bones under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh and fasted in mourning for seven days. NIV 13 Then they took their bones and buried them under a tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and they fasted seven days.

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