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And then[a] the next day, the Philistines came to strip the dead and they found Saul and his three sons lying dead on Mount Gilboa. So they cut off his head and stripped off his armor. Then they sent messengers around in the land of the Philistines to proclaim victory in the temples[b] of their idols and to the people. 10 And they put his armor in the temple[c] of the Ashtoreth,[d] and they fastened his corpse to the wall of Beth Shan.

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  1. 1 Samuel 31:8 Literally, “And it happened”
  2. 1 Samuel 31:9 Or “houses”
  3. 1 Samuel 31:10 Or “house”
  4. 1 Samuel 31:10 Hebrew plural “Ashtaroth” (Ashtoreth was the female consort of Ba’al)