Saul Takes His Life(A)

31 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; the Israelites fled before them, and many fell dead on Mount Gilboa.(B)

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The fighting grew fierce around Saul, and when the archers overtook him, they wounded(A) him critically.

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“I happened to be on Mount Gilboa,(A)” the young man said, “and there was Saul, leaning on his spear, with the chariots and their drivers in hot pursuit.

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21 “Mountains of Gilboa,(A)
    may you have neither dew(B) nor rain,(C)
    may no showers fall on your terraced fields.[a](D)
For there the shield of the mighty was despised,
    the shield of Saul—no longer rubbed with oil.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 1:21 Or / nor fields that yield grain for offerings

12 he went and took the bones of Saul(A) and his son Jonathan from the citizens of Jabesh Gilead.(B) (They had stolen their bodies from the public square at Beth Shan,(C) where the Philistines had hung(D) them after they struck Saul down on Gilboa.)(E)

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