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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Samuel 31:3


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    King James Bible - 1 Samuel 31:3

    And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.

    World English Bible

    The battle went
    hard against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Samuel 31:3

    And the
    whole weight of the battle was turned upon Saul: and the archers overtook him, and he was grievously wounded by the archers.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And the battle was severe against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was severely wounded by the archers.

    Original Hebrew

    ותכבד
    3513 המלחמה 4421 אל 413 שׁאול 7586 וימצאהו 4672 המורים 3384 אנשׁים 582 בקשׁת 7198 ויחל 2342 מאד 3966 מהמורים׃ 3384

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    VERSE (3) -
    2Sa 1:4 Am 2:14

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 31:3

    Y se agravó la batalla sobre Saúl, y le alcanzaron los flecheros; y tuvo gran temor de los flecheros.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 31:3

    Verse 3. He was sore
    wounded of the archers.] It is likely that Saul's sons were slain by the archers, and that Saul was now mortally wounded by the same. Houbigant translates, The archers rushed upon him, from whom he received a grievous wound. He farther remarks that had not Saul been grievously wounded, and beyond hope of recovery, he would not have wished his armour-bearer to despatch him; as he might have continued still to fight, or have made his escape from this most disastrous battle. Some of the versions render it, He FEARED the archers greatly; but this is by no means likely.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 3. And the
    battle went sore against Saul , etc.] Pressed heavy upon him; he was the butt of the Philistines, they aimed at his person and life: and the archers hit him ; or “found him” f565 ; the place where was, and directed their arrows at him: and he was sore wounded of the archers ; or rather “he was afraid” of them, as the Targum, for as yet he was not wounded; and so the Syriac and Arabic versions render it, and is the sense Kimchi and Ben Melech give of the word: he was not afraid of death, as Abarbinel observes, he chose to die; but he was afraid he should be hit by the archers in such a way that he should not die immediately, and should be taken alive and ill used; the Philistines, especially the Cherethites, were famous for archery; (see Gill on “ Zephaniah 2:5”).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-7 - We cannot
    judge of the spiritual or eternal state of any by the manne of their death; for in that, there is one event to the righteous and to the wicked. Saul, when sorely wounded, and unable to resist or to flee expressed no concern about his never-dying soul; but only desired tha the Philistines might not insult over him, or put him to pain, and he became his own murderer. As it is the grand deceit of the devil, to persuade sinners, under great difficulties, to fly to this last act of desperation, it is well to fortify the mind against it, by a seriou consideration of its sinfulness before God, and its miserabl consequences in society. But our security is not in ourselves. Let u seek protection from Him who keepeth Israel. Let us watch and pray; an take unto us the whole armour of God, that we may be able to withstan in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.


    Original Hebrew

    ותכבד 3513 המלחמה 4421 אל 413 שׁאול 7586 וימצאהו 4672 המורים 3384 אנשׁים 582 בקשׁת 7198 ויחל 2342 מאד 3966 מהמורים׃ 3384


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