31:4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, a 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.
(a) So we see that his cruel life has a desperate end, as
is commonly seen in those who persecute the children of
31:7 And when the men of Israel that [were] on the other side of
the b valley, and [they] that [were] on the other side
c 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.
(b) Near to Gilboa.
(c) The tribes of Reuben and Gad, and half the tribe of
31:9 And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and
sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to d
publish [it in] the house of their idols, and among the
(d) In token of victory and triumph.
31:11 And when the inhabitants of e Jabeshgilead heard of that
which the Philistines had done to Saul;
(e) Whom he had delivered from their enemies,
31:13 And they took their bones, and buried [them] under a tree
at Jabesh, and f fasted seven days.