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1 Chronicles

1 Now the Philistines fought against Is­rael; and the men of Is­rael fled from be­fore the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa. 2 And the Philistines fol­lowed hard af­ter Saul, and af­ter his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abi­nadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul. 3 And the bat­tle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wound­ed of the archers. 4 Then said Saul to his ar­mourbear­er, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through there­with; lest these un­cir­cum­cised come and abuse me. But his ar­mourbear­er would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it. 5 And when his ar­mourbear­er saw that Saul was dead, he fell like­wise on the sword, and died. 6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died to­geth­er. 7 And when all the men of Is­rael that were in the val­ley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they for­sook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt in them. 8 And it came to pass on the mor­row, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fall­en in mount Gilboa. 9 And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his ar­mour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to car­ry tid­ings unto their idols, and to the peo­ple. 10 And they put his ar­mour in the house of their gods, and fas­tened his head in the tem­ple of Dagon. 11 And when all Jabeshgilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul, 12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bod­ies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones un­der the oak in Jabesh, and fast­ed sev­en days. 13 So Saul died for his trans­gres­sion which he com­mit­ted against the LORD, even 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; 14 And en­quired not of the LORD: there­fore he slew him, and turned the king­dom unto David the son of Jesse.