1 Samuel 31:3
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King James Version
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.

Darby Bible Translation
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers came up with him; and he was much terrified by the archers.

World English Bible
The battle went hard against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers.

Young's Literal Translation
And the battle is hard against Saul, and the archers find him -- men with bow -- and he is pained greatly by the archers;

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King James Translators' Notes

and the archers: Heb. and the shooters, men with bows

hit...: Heb. found him

Geneva Study Bible

And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.

Scofield Reference Notes

[1] hit him

Cf. 2Sam 1:10 21:12. The order is:

(1) Saul is "hit"--wounded mortally, potentially "slain," by the Philistines;

(2) either to escape agony, or insult by the enemy, he falls upon his sword, and his armour-bearer, supposing him to be dead, slew himself;

(3) but Saul was not dead; raising himself upon his spear, he besought the Amalekite to put him to death. 2Sam 1:10 21:12.1 Samuel 31:3 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 1:6
And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him.

2 Samuel 21:12
And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabeshgilead, which had stolen them from the street of Bethshan, where the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa:

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