0 SAB 1 Chronicles 10

Benaiah ... slew two lionlike men of Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day. 11:22

Trivia: What mighty man killed an Egyptian who was five cubits tall?

1 Chronicles


The death of Saul and his sons
10:1-14, Cf. 1 Sam 31:1-13

1Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.

The Philistines fought against Israel and killed many of them. [1]

2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.

They chased after Saul, and killed his sons, Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malchishua.

3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.

Saul was struck with an arrow.

4Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

He commanded his armor bearer to kill him with his sword.

But he refused, so Saul did it himself. [2]

5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died.

When Saul's armor bearer saw that Saul had died, he also fell on his sword.

6So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together.

7 And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

8 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa.

So Saul and his sons died, along with the rest of his family. [3]

9 And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the people.

10 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagaon.

The Philistines nailed Saul's head to the temple of Dagaon, and put his armor in the house of their gods.

11 And when all Jabeshgilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,

12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

The Israelites buried the bones of Saul and his sons under the oak tree in Jabash.

13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

Saul died because he offended God by disobeying him and asking a familiar spirit for help. [4]

14 And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

He didn't ask God what to do, so God killed him and gave his kingdom to David. [5]

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