1 Samuel 31
NMV
31
1Now the P’lishtim [Immigrants] fought against Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God]: and the men of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] fled from before the P’lishtim [Immigrants], and fell down slain in mount Gilboa [swollen heap].
2And the P’lishtim [Immigrants] followed hard upon Sha’ul [desired] and upon his sons; and the P’lishtim [Immigrants] killed Y’honatan [Yehovah has Given], and Avinadav [my father is noble], and Malkishua [my king is wealth], Sha’ul’s [desired] sons.
3And the battle went sore against Sha’ul [desired], and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.
4Then said Sha’ul [desired] unto his armourbearer, Draw youri sword, and thrust me through with that; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Sha’ul [desired] took a sword, and fell upon it.
5And when his armourbearer saw that Sha’ul [desired] was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.
6So Sha’ul [desired] died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.
7And when the men of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] that [were] on the other side of the valley, and [they] that [were] on the other side Yarden [Descender], saw that the men of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] fled, and that Sha’ul [desired] and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the P’lishtim [Immigrants] came and dwelt in them.
8And it came to pass on the morrow, when the P’lishtim [Immigrants] came to strip the slain, that they found Sha’ul [desired] and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa [swollen heap].
9And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and sent into the land of the P’lishtim [Immigrants] round about, to publish [it in] the house of their idols, and among the people.
10And they put his armour in the house of ‘Ashtarot [Star (female deity)]: and they fastened his body to the wall of Beit-Sh’an [house of ease].
11And when the inhabitants of Yavesh-Gil’ad [Dry Hill of Testimony] heard of that which the P’lishtim [Immigrants] had done to Sha’ul [desired];
12All the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Sha’ul [desired] and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beit-Sh’an [house of ease], and came to Yavesh [dry], and burnt them there.
13And they took their bones, and buried [them] under a tree at Yavesh [dry], and fasted seven days.

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