1 Chronicles 10
Saul's overthrow and death.
1 Chronicles 10:1 And the Philistines fought agaynst Israel. And the men of Israel fled before the Philistines, & were ouerthrowen & wounded in Mounte Gilboa. 1 Chronicles 10:2 And þe Philistines folowed, & were fearce after Saul & his sonnes, & the Philistines smote Ichonathan & Abinadab & Malchisua the sonnes of Saul: 1 Chronicles 10:3 And the battell went sore agaynst Saul, & the archers founde hym, and he was wounded of shoters. 1 Chronicles 10:4 Then sayde Saul to his wepon bearer drawe thy swerde, and thrust me thorow therwith, that these vncircumcised come not and do me shame. But hys wepon bearer wolde not, for he feared excedynglye. So Saul caught a swerde, and fell vpon it. 1 Chronicles 10:5 And when his harnesbearer sawe that Saul was deed, he fell on a swerde also and dyed. 1 Chronicles 10:6 And thus Saul and his thre sonnes, and all they of hys house dyed together. 1 Chronicles 10:7 And when all the men of Israel that were in the valeye, sawe howe they fled, and that Saul and his sonnes were deed, they forsoke theyr cyties and ranne awaye, 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 stripe the deed bodies) they founde Saul & hys sonnes ouerthrowen in mount Gilboe. 1 Chronicles 10:9 And when they had stript hym, they toke hys heed, and hys harnesse, and sent them into the lande of the Philistines rounde aboute to shewe them vnto theyr Idols, and to the people. 1 Chronicles 10:10 And they put his harnesse in the house of theyr God, & set vp hys heade 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 awaye the body of Saul, and the bodyes of his sonnes, and brought them to Iabes, and buryed 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 hys trespace that he trespaced agaynst the Lorde, in þt he kept not the worde of the Lorde, and in that he sought and asked councell of a woman that wrought with a sprete, 1 Chronicles 10:14 and asked not of þe Lorde. And therfore he slue hym, and turned the kyngdome vnto Dauid the sonne of Isai.