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1 Chronicles 10

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

 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.

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

 4 Then said Saul to his armour bearer, "Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it or these uncircumcised [men] will come and abuse me. But his armour bearer would not for he was greatly afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

 5 And when his armour bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died.

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

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

 8 And it came to pass on the next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons dead on mount Gilboa.

 9 When they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armor, and sent them into the land of the Philistines round about, to accompany the news to their idols, and to the people.

 10 They put his armor in the house of their gods and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.

 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.

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

 14 Rather than inquire of the LORD. Therefore the LORD slew him and turned the kingdom to David, the son of Jesse.


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