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31:1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain on Mount Gilboa.
31:2 The Philistines followed hard on Saul and on his sons; and the Philistines killed Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.
31:3 The battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers.
31:4 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through therewith, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armor bearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell on it.
31:5 When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell on his sword, and died with him.
31:7 When the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley, and those who were beyond the 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 lived in them.
31:11 When the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard concerning him that which the Philistines had done to Saul,
31:13 They took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk-tree in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.