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 þe Philistines and were ouerthrowen & slayne in Mounte Gelboe. 1 Chronicles 10:2 And the Philistines folowed Saul and hys sonnes and slue Iehonathan, Abinadab and Melchisua the sonnes of Saul. 1 Chronicles 10:3 And the battell went sore agaynst Saul, in so moche that the shoters met hym, and he was wounded of the shoters. 1 Chronicles 10:4 Then sayde Saul to hys wepon bearer draw they swerde and thrust me thorowe therwyth, that these vncircumcised come not and do me shame. And his wepone bearer woulde not, but feared excedynglye. Wherupon Saul caught a swerde & fell vpon yt. 1 Chronicles 10:5 And when hys harnesbearer sawe þt Saul was deed, he fell on a swerde also and dyed. 1 Chronicles 10:6 And thus Saul and hys thre sonnes and all hys house dyed together. 1 Chronicles 10:7 And when all the men that dwelt in the valeyes, saw how they fled, & that Saul and his sonnes were dead they forsoke theyr cyties & ranne awaye, and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
The Philistines triumph over Saul.
1 Chronicles 10:8 And on the morow when the Philistines came to stripe the dead bodyes, they founde Saul and hys sonnes ouerthrowen in mounte Gelboe. 1 Chronicles 10:9 And when they had stript hym they toke hys head and hys harnesse and sent them into þe lande of the Philistines round aboute to shew tydynges vnto theyr Gods & to the people. 1 Chronicles 10:10 And they put hys harnesse in the houses of theyr Gods. But hys skulle they hanged in the house of Dagon.
The kindness of Jabesh-gilead towards Saul and his sons.
1 Chronicles 10:11 And when all they of Iabes in Galaad hearde all that the Philistines had done to Saul, 1 Chronicles 10:12 all the men of warre arose & fet awaye the bodye of, Saul and the bodyes of hys sonnes and brought them to Iabes and buryed the bones of them vnder an ocke in Iabes, and fasted seuen dayes.
Saul's sin, for which the kingdom was translated from him to David.
1 Chronicles 10:13 And so Saul dyed for hys trespace that he trespaced agaynst the Lorde, in that he kept not the worde of the Lorde, and in that he asked councell of a woman that wrought with a sprite, 1 Chronicles 10:14 and asked not of the Lorde. And therfore the Lorde killed hym & turned the kyngdome vnto Dauid the sonne of Iesai.