The Fight of Victory - 1st Samuel 31

1 Samuel 31:1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the  men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down  slain in mount Gilboa. 

1 Samuel 31:2 And the Philistines followed  hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew  Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Melchi-shua, Saul’s sons.  

1 Samuel 31:3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the  archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.  

1 Samuel 31:4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy  sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these  uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me.  But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid.  Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it. 

1 Samuel 31:5 And  when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell  likewise upon his sword, and died with him. 

1 Samuel 31:6 So Saul  died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his  men, that same day together.  

1 Samuel 31:7 And when the men of Israel that were on the  other side of the valley, and they that were on the other  side Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul  and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled;  and the Philistines came and dwelt in them. 

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1 Samuel 31:8 And it  came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to  strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen  in mount Gilboa. 

1 Samuel 31:9 And they cut off his head, and  stripped off his armour, and sent into the land of the  Philistines round about, to publish it in the house of their  idols, and among the people. 

1 Samuel 31:10 And they put his  armour in the house of Ashtaroth: and they fastened his  body to the wall of Beth-shan.  

1 Samuel 31:11 And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard  of that which the Philistines had done to Saul; 

1 Samuel 31:12 All  the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body  of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Bethshan,  and came to Jabesh, and burnt them there. 

1 Samuel 31:13  And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at  Jabesh, and fasted seven days.   KJV

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