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1 Chronicles 10

Saul's overthrow and death.

1 Chronicles 10:1 And the Philistines fought against Israel, and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines, and were ouerthrowen & wounded in mount Gilboa. 1 Chronicles 10:2 And the Philistines folowed after Saul and his sonnes, and the Philistines smote Ionathan and Abinadab and Malchisua the sonnes of Saul. 1 Chronicles 10:3 And the battaile went sore against Saul, and the archers founde him, and he was wounded of shooters. 1 Chronicles 10:4 Then saide Saul to his harnesse bearer: Drawe thy sword, and thrust me through therwith, that these vncircumcised come not and do me shame. But his harnesse bearer would not, for he feared exceedingly: So Saul caught a sword, and fell vpon it. 1 Chronicles 10:5 And when his harnesse bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell on a sword also, and dyed. 1 Chronicles 10:6 And thus Saul and his three sonnes and al they of his house, dyed together. 1 Chronicles 10:7 And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley, sawe how they fled, and that Saul & his sonnes were dead, they forsoke their cities, and ran away: and the Philistines came, and dwelt in them.

The Philistines triumph over Saul.

1 Chronicles 10:8 And it fortuned, that on the morowe when the Philistines came to strip the dead bodies, they founde Saul and his sonnes ouerthrowen in mount Gilboa. 1 Chronicles 10:9 And when they had stript him, they toke his head and his harnesse, and sent them into the lande of the Philistines rounde about, to shewe them vnto their idols, and to the people. 1 Chronicles 10:10 And they put his harnesse in the house of their god, and set vp his head in the temple of Dagon.

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

1 Chronicles 10:11 And when all they of Iabes [in] Gilead hearde all that the Philistines had done to Saul: 1 Chronicles 10:12 They arose all the strongest of them, and fet away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sonnes, and brought them to Iabes, and buried the bones of them vnder an oke in Iabes, and fasted seuen dayes.

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

1 Chronicles 10:13 So Saul dyed for his trespasse that he trespassed against the Lorde, in that he kept not the word of the Lorde, and in that he sought and asked counsaile of a woman that wrought with a spirite: 1 Chronicles 10:14 And asked not of the Lorde, and therefore he slue him, and turned the kingdome vnto Dauid the sonne of Isai.

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