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1 Now the Philistines fought
against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell
down slain in mount Gilboa.
2 And the Philistines followed hard upon
Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and
Malchishua, Saulís sons.
3 And the battle went sore against Saul,
and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.
4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer,
Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come
and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was
sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul
was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.
6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and
his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.
7 And when the men of Israel that were
on the other side of the valley, and they that were on the other
side Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were
dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in
8 And it came to pass on the morrow, when
the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons
fallen in mount Gilboa.
9 And they cut off his head, and stripped
off his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to
publish it in the house of their idols, and among the people.
10 And they put his armour in the house of
Ashtaroth: and they fastened his body to the wall of Bethshan.
11 And when the inhabitants of
Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul;
12 All the valiant men arose, and went all
night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of
Bethshan, and came to Jabesh, and burnt them there.
13 And they took their bones, and buried them
under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
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