New International Version
When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him.
King James Bible
And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.
Darby Bible Translation
And when his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on his sword, and died with him.
World English Bible
When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell on his sword, and died with him.
Young's Literal Translation
And the bearer of his weapons seeth that Saul is dead, and he falleth -- he also -- on his sword, and dieth with him;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Draw thy sword, and thrust me through - Dr. Delaney has some good observations on this part of the subject: "Saul and his armor-bearer died by the same sword. That his armor-bearer died by his own sword is out of all doubt; the text expressly tells us so; and that Saul perished by the same sword is sufficiently evident. Draw Thy sword, says he to him, and thrust me through; which, when he refused, Saul, says the text, took The sword, (את החרב eth hachereb, the very sword), and fell upon it. What sword? Not his own, for then the text would have said so; but, in the plain natural grammatical construction, the sword before mentioned must be the sword now referred to, that is, his armor-bearer's, 1 Chronicles 10:4, 1 Chronicles 10:5. Now it is the established tradition of all the Jewish nation that this armor-bearer was Doeg, and I see no reason why it should be discredited; and if so, then Saul and his executioner both fell by that weapon with which they had before massacred the priests of God. So Brutus and Cassius killed themselves with the same swords with which they stabbed Caesar; and Calippus was stabbed with the same sword with which he stabbed Dio."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryScythopolis. Beth-Shean, the Beginning of Galilee.
The bonds of Galilee were, "on the south, Samaris and Scythopolis, unto the flood of Jordan." Scythopolis is the same with Beth-shean, of which is no seldom mention in the Holy Scriptures, Joshua 17:11; Judges 1:27; 1 Samuel 31:10. "Bethsaine (saith Josephus), called by the Greeks Scythopolis." It was distant but a little way from Jordan, seated in the entrance to a great valley: for so the same author writes, "Having passed Jordan, they came to a great plain, where lies before you the city Bethsane," …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Hurriedly he called to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and kill me, so that they can't say, 'A woman killed him.'" So his servant ran him through, and he died.
1 Samuel 31:4
Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me." But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it.
1 Samuel 31:6
So Saul and his three sons and his armor-bearer and all his men died together that same day.
1 Kings 16:18
When Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the royal palace and set the palace on fire around him. So he died,
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