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The Death of Saul

31 Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel. The men of Israel fled from the Philistines and many of them fell dead on Mount Gilboa. The Philistines stayed right on the heels[a] of Saul and his sons. They[b] struck down Saul’s sons Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malki-Shua. Saul himself was in the thick of the battle;[c] the archers[d] spotted him and wounded him severely.

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  1. 1 Samuel 31:2 tn Heb “stuck close after.”
  2. 1 Samuel 31:2 tn Heb “the Philistines.”
  3. 1 Samuel 31:3 tn Heb “and the battle was heavy against Saul.”
  4. 1 Samuel 31:3 tn Heb “the shooters, men with the bow.”