But the king took Armoni and Mephibosheth, who were the two sons whom Rizpah(A) daughter of Aiah had borne to Saul, and the five sons whom Merab[a](B) daughter of Saul had borne to Adriel son of Barzillai the Meholathite and handed them over to the Gibeonites. They hanged[b] them on the hill in the presence of the Lord; the seven of them died together. They were executed in the first days of the harvest at the beginning of the barley harvest.[c]

The Burial of Saul’s Family

10 Rizpah, Aiah’s daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock from the beginning of the harvest[d] until the rain poured down from heaven on the bodies. She kept the birds of the sky from them by day and the wild animals by night.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 21:8 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Tg; other Hb mss read Michal
  2. 21:9 Or impaled, or exposed, also in v. 13
  3. 21:9 = March–April
  4. 21:10 = April to October

Bible Gateway Recommends

CSB Essential Teen Study Bible, Weathered Gray Cork LeatherTouch
CSB Essential Teen Study Bible, Weathered Gray Cork LeatherTouch
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $26.99
Save: $13.00 (33%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible--genuine leather, black (indexed)
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible--genuine leather, black (indexed)
Retail: $99.99
Our Price: $48.99
Save: $51.00 (51%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible--hardcover, brown
CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible--hardcover, brown
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $31.99
Save: $18.00 (36%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
CSB Outreach Bible, Case of 36
CSB Outreach Bible, Case of 36
Retail: $107.64
Our Price: $64.44
Save: $43.20 (40%)
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible--genuine leather, black
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible--genuine leather, black
Retail: $89.99
Our Price: $48.49
Save: $41.50 (46%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars