1 Chronicles 10
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1 Chronicles 10
Saul Takes His Life...
And the Philistines fought against Yisra`el. And the men of Yisra`el fled from before the Philistines, and fell slain on Mount Gilboa.
And the Philistines pursued Sha'ul and his sons, and the Philistines smote Yonathan, and Abinadab, and Malkishua, sons of Sha'ul.
And the battle was heavy on Sha'ul. And the archers hit him, and he was wounded by the archers.
And Sha'ul said to his armour-bearer, 'Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised ones come and abuse me.' But his armour-bearer would not, for he was much afraid, so Sha'ul took a sword and fell on it.
And when his armour-bearer saw that Sha'ul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died.
Thus Sha'ul and his three sons died, and all his house - they died together.
And when all the men of Yisra'el who were in the valley saw that they had fled and that Sha'ul and his sons were dead, they forsook their cities and fled, and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
And the next day it came to be, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Sha'ul and his sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.
And they stripped him and took his head and his armour, and sent word throughout the land of the Philistines to proclaim the news among their idols and among the people,
and put his armour in the house of their mighty ones, and fastened his head in the house of Dagon.
And all Yabesh Gil'ad heard of all that the Philistines had done to Sha'ul,
and all the brave men arose and took the body of Sha'ul and the bodies of his sons. And they brought them to Yabesh, and buried their bones under the tamarisk tree at Yabesh, and fasted seven days.
Thus Sha'ul died for his trespass which he had trespassed against YHWH, because he did not guard the Word of YHWH, and also for asking a medium for to make inquiry,
and did not inquire of YHWH. So He put him to death, and turned the reign over to Dawid son of Yishai.
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