1 Chronicles 10
Legacy Standard Bible►► 

The Death of Saul and His Sons

1Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. 2And the Philistines closely pursued Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and [†]Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul. 3And the battle became heavy against Saul, and the archers [†]hit him; and he was wounded by the archers. 4Then Saul said to his armor bearer, “Draw your sword and pierce me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me.” But his armor bearer was not willing, for he was greatly afraid. So Saul took his sword and fell on it. 5Then his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, so he also fell on his sword and died. 6Thus Saul died with his three sons, and all those of his house died together.

7Then all the men of Israel who were in the valley saw that they had fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead. So they forsook their cities and fled; and the Philistines came and lived in them.

8Now it happened on the next day, that the Philistines came to strip the slain, and they found Saul and his sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. 9So they stripped him and took his head and his weapons and sent them all around the land of the Philistines, to proclaim the good news to their idols and to the people. 10And they placed his weapons in the house of their gods and fastened his head in the house of Dagon.

Jabesh-gilead Buries Saul

11Then all Jabesh-gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul, 12so all the valiant men arose and took away the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons and brought them to Jabesh, and they buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh and fasted seven days.

13Thus Saul died for his unfaithfulness, which he committed against Yahweh, because of the word of Yahweh which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it, 14and did not inquire of Yahweh. Therefore He put him to death and turned the kingdom to David the son of Jesse.

2 In 1 Sam 14:49, Ishvi
3 Lit found him

Legacy Standard Bible Copyright ©2021 by The Lockman Foundation
All rights reserved. Managed in partnership with
Three Sixteen Publishing Inc.

For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.LSBible.org.

Bible Hub

1 Chronicles 9
Top of Page
Top of Page