New Living Translation
He quickly said to his young armor bearer, "Draw your sword and kill me! Don't let it be said that a woman killed Abimelech!" So the young man ran him through with his sword, and he died.
King James Bible
Then he called hastily unto the young man his armourbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.
Darby Bible Translation
Then he called hastily to the young man his armor-bearer, and said to him, "Draw your sword and kill me, lest men say of me, 'A woman killed him.'" And his young man thrust him through, and he died.
World English Bible
Then he called hastily to the young man his armor bearer, and said to him, "Draw your sword, and kill me, that men not say of me, 'A woman killed him.' His young man thrust him through, and he died."
Young's Literal Translation
and he calleth hastily unto the young man bearing his weapons, and saith to him, 'Draw thy sword, and thou hast put me to death, lest they say of me -- A woman slew him;' and his young man pierced him through, and he dieth.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:54 A women - Which was esteemed a matter of disgrace.
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When Abimelech's men saw that he was dead, they disbanded and returned to their homes.
1 Samuel 14:7
"Do what you think is best," the armor bearer replied. "I'm with you completely, whatever you decide."
1 Samuel 14:12
Then the men from the outpost shouted to Jonathan, "Come on up here, and we'll teach you a lesson!" "Come on, climb right behind me," Jonathan said to his armor bearer, "for the LORD will help us defeat them!"
1 Samuel 14:13
So they climbed up using both hands and feet, and the Philistines fell before Jonathan, and his armor bearer killed those who came behind them.
1 Samuel 14:14
They killed some twenty men in all, and their bodies were scattered over about half an acre.
1 Samuel 14:17
"Call the roll and find out who's missing," Saul ordered. And when they checked, they found that Jonathan and his armor bearer were gone.
1 Samuel 16:21
So David went to Saul and began serving him. Saul loved David very much, and David became his armor bearer.
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