1 Samuel 31:3
Modern Translations
New International Version
The fighting grew fierce around Saul, and when the archers overtook him, they wounded him critically.

New Living Translation
The fighting grew very fierce around Saul, and the Philistine archers caught up with him and wounded him severely.

English Standard Version
The battle pressed hard against Saul, and the archers found him, and he was badly wounded by the archers.

Berean Study Bible
When the battle intensified against Saul, the archers overtook him and wounded him critically.

New American Standard Bible
The battle went heavily against Saul, and the archers found him; and he was gravely wounded by the archers.

NASB 1995
The battle went heavily against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was badly wounded by the archers.

NASB 1977
And the battle went heavily against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was badly wounded by the archers.

Amplified Bible
The battle went heavily against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was severely wounded by the archers.

Christian Standard Bible
When the battle intensified against Saul, the archers found him and severely wounded him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the battle intensified against Saul, the archers caught up with him and severely wounded him.

Contemporary English Version
The fighting was fierce around Saul, and he was badly wounded by enemy arrows.

Good News Translation
The fighting was heavy around Saul, and he himself was hit by enemy arrows and badly wounded.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The heaviest fighting was against Saul. When the archers got him in their range, he was badly wounded by them.

International Standard Version
The heaviest fighting was directed toward Saul, and when the bowmen who were shooting located Saul, he was severely wounded by them.

NET Bible
Saul himself was in the thick of the battle; the archers spotted him and wounded him severely.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.

New King James Version
The battle became fierce against Saul. The archers hit him, and he was severely wounded by the archers.

King James 2000 Bible
And the battle went hard against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was severely wounded of the archers.

New Heart English Bible
The battle was fierce against Saul, and the archers found him, and he was wounded 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.

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

American Standard Version
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers.

A Faithful Version
And the battle went hard against Saul. Then the archers hit him, and he was sorely wounded by 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.

English Revised Version
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the battle was severe against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was severely wounded by the archers.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And when the battel went sore against Saul, the archers and bowmen hit him, and hee was sore wounded of the archers.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And when the battaile went sore against Saul, the archers with bowes found him, and he was fore afrayde of the archers.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
And the battayll was sore agaynst Saul, & the archers fell vpon him with bowes, and he was sore wounded of the archers.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And the battle is hard against Saul, and the archers find him—men with bow—and he is greatly pained by 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;

Smith's Literal Translation
And the war will be heavy to Saul, and the archers, men with the bow, will find him; and he will be greatly wounded from the archers.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And the whole weight of the battle was turned upon Saul: and the archers overtook him, and he was grievously wounded by the archers.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And the entire weight of the battle was turned against Saul. And the men who were archers pursued him. And he was severely wounded by the archers.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And the battle prevailed against Shaul, and the Archers overtook him with bows, and he was very afraid of the Archers

Lamsa Bible
And the battle was intense against Saul, and the archers overtook him with bows, and he was exceedingly afraid of the archers.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And the battle went sore against Saul, an the archers overtook him; and he was in great anguish by reason of the archers.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the battle prevails against Saul, and the shooters with arrows, even the archers find him, and he was wounded under the ribs.








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