When the battle intensified against Saul,(A) the archers caught up with him and severely wounded him.[a] Then Saul said to his armor-bearer,(B) “Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised men(C) will come and run me through and torture me.” But his armor-bearer would not do it because he was terrified. Then Saul took his sword and fell on it.(D) When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his own sword and died with him. So on that day, Saul died together with his three sons, his armor-bearer, and all his men.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 31:3 LXX reads and he was wounded under the ribs

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