1 Samuel 31:11
New International Version
When the people of Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

New Living Translation
But when the people of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

English Standard Version
But when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

Berean Study Bible
When the people of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

King James Bible
And when the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul;

New King James Version
Now when the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

New American Standard Bible
Now when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

NASB 1995
Now when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

NASB 1977
Now when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

Amplified Bible
When the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

Christian Standard Bible
When the residents of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the residents of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

American Standard Version
And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard concerning him that which the Philistines had done to Saul,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the dwellers of Yabish of Gelad heard the thing that the Philistines had done to Shaul and to his sons

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the inhabitants of Jabis Galaad hear what the Philistines did to Saul.

Contemporary English Version
The people who lived in Jabesh in Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul's body.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now when the inhabitants of Jabes Galaad had heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,

English Revised Version
And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard concerning him that which the Philistines had done to Saul,

Good News Translation
When the people of Jabesh in Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the people living in Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

International Standard Version
When the residents of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard concerning him that which the Philistines had done to Saul,

Literal Standard Version
And they hear regarding it—the inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead—that which the Philistines have done to Saul,

NET Bible
When the residents of Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

New Heart English Bible
But when the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

World English Bible
When the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead heard concerning him that which the Philistines had done to Saul,

Young's Literal Translation
And they hear regarding it -- the inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead -- that which the Philistines have done to Saul,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jabesh-gilead's Tribute to Saul
11When the people of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul, 12all their men of valor set out, journeyed all night, and retrieved the bodies of Saul and his sons from the wall of Beth-shan. When they arrived at Jabesh, they burned the bodies there.…

Cross References
Judges 21:8
So they asked, "Which one of the tribes of Israel failed to come up before the LORD at Mizpah?" And, in fact, no one from Jabesh-gilead had come to the camp for the assembly.

1 Samuel 11:1
Soon Nahash the Ammonite came up and laid siege to Jabesh-gilead. All the men of Jabesh said to him, "Make a treaty with us, and we will serve you."

2 Samuel 2:4
Then the men of Judah came to Hebron, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, "It was the men of Jabesh-gilead who buried Saul."

2 Samuel 21:12
he went and took the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan from the men of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the public square of Beth-shan where the Philistines had hung the bodies after they had struck down Saul at Gilboa.


Treasury of Scripture

And when the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul;

Jabesh-gilead

1 Samuel 11:1
Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

2 Samuel 2:4
And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, That the men of Jabeshgilead were they that buried Saul.

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(11) The inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead.--The memory of the splendid feat of arms of their young king Saul, when he gallantly rescued their city (1Samuel 11:1-11) years before, when they were threatened with deadly peril by the Ammonites, was still fresh in the city of Jabesh-Gilead, and they burned to rescue the body of their hero from shame. It was singular how that first deed of splendid patriotism, done in the early fervour of his consecration, bore fruit after so many long years.

"Good deeds immortal are--they cannot die;

Unscathed by envious blight, or withering frost,

They live, and bud and bloom, and men partake

Still of their freshness, and are strong thereby."

AYTOUN.

Jabesh-Gilead, a city of Manasseh, on the further side of Jordan, on the road from Pella to Gerasa. perhaps about fourteen miles from Beth-shan (see Judges 21:8, and following). Its name still survives in the Wady Yabez, running down to the east bank of Jordan, near the head of which are still visible some ruins named El Deir, which Robinson has identified with Jabesh-Gilead.

Verse 11. - Jabesh-Gilead. Eusebius describes this place as situated on the road from Pella to Gerasa, and therefore it would be much nearer the Jordan than Mahanaim, and probably was not more than twelve or fourteen miles distant from Beth-shan. The people there had not forgotten how bravely Saul had saved them, and now showed their gratitude by rescuing his remains from disgrace.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When the people
יֹשְׁבֵ֖י (yō·šə·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

of Jabesh-gilead
יָבֵ֣ישׁ (yā·ḇêš)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3003: Jabesh -- a place in Gilead, also an Israelite

heard
וַיִּשְׁמְע֣וּ (way·yiš·mə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

what
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the Philistines
פְלִשְׁתִּ֖ים (p̄ə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

had done
עָשׂ֥וּ (‘ā·śū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

to Saul,
לְשָׁאֽוּל׃ (lə·šā·’ūl)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites


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