1611 King James Bible

1 Chronicles 10

Saul's overthrow and death.

1 Chronicles 10:1 Nowe the Philistines fought against Israel, and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell downe slaine in mount Gilboa. 1 Chronicles 10:2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sonnes, and the Philistines slew Ionathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sonnes of Saul. 1 Chronicles 10:3 And the battell went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers. 1 Chronicles 10:4 Then saide Saul to his armour bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith, lest these vncircumcised come, and abuse mee: but his armour bearer would not, for he was sore afraid. So Saul tooke a sword, and fell vpon it. 1 Chronicles 10:5 And when his armour bearer saw that Saul was dead, hee fell likewise on the sword, and died. 1 Chronicles 10:6 So Saul died, and his three sonnes, and all his house died together. 1 Chronicles 10:7 And when all the men of Israel that [were] in the valley, saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sonnes were dead: then they forsooke their cities, and fled, and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

The Philistines triumph over Saul.

1 Chronicles 10:8 And it came to passe on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slaine, that they found Saul and his sonnes fallen in mount Gilboa. 1 Chronicles 10:9 And when they had stripped him, they tooke his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to cary tidings vnto their idoles, and to the people. 1 Chronicles 10:10 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.

The kindness of Jabesh-gilead towards Saul and his sons.

1 Chronicles 10:11 And when all Iabesh Gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul: 1 Chronicles 10:12 They arose, all the valiant men, and tooke away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sonnes, and brought them to Iabesh, and buried their bones vnder the oke in Iabesh, and fasted seuen dayes.

Saul's sin, for which the kingdom was translated from him to David.

1 Chronicles 10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which hee committed against the LORD, [euen] against the word of the LORD which he kept not, and also for asking [counsel] of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire [of it]: 1 Chronicles 10:14 And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdome vnto Dauid the sonne of Iesse.

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