(A)The battle became fierce against Saul. The archers [a]hit him, and he was severely wounded by the archers.

(B)Then Saul said to his armorbearer, “Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest (C)these uncircumcised men come and thrust me through and [b]abuse me.”

But his armorbearer would not, (D)for he was greatly afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword and (E)fell on it. And when his armorbearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword, and died with him. So Saul, his three sons, his armorbearer, and all his men died together that same day.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 31:3 Lit. found him
  2. 1 Samuel 31:4 torture