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They cut off his head and stripped him of his weapons. They sent people throughout the territory of the Philistines to report the good news in the temples of their idols and to the people. 10 They put Saul’s[a] weapons in the temple of Asherah[b] and fastened his corpse to the wall of Beth-shan.

The People of Jabesh-gilead Give Saul a Proper Burial(A)

11 When the residents of Jabesh-gilead heard what[c] the Philistines had done to Saul,

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  1. 1 Samuel 31:10 Lit. his
  2. 1 Samuel 31:10 Asherah was a female deity worshipped by the Canaanites and the Philistines
  3. 1 Samuel 31:11 Lit. heard about it, what