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30 of Jeremeel, and for those in the cities of the Kenezites, and

for those at Jerimuth, and for those at Bersabee and for those 31 at Nomba, and for those at Chebron, even all the places through

which David and his men had passed. XXXI. Now when the Philistines attacked Israel, the men of

Israel Aed before the Philistines, and the wounded fell on the 2 mountain Gelbua, and the Philistines came to a close engage

ment with Saul and his sons, and the Philistines smote Jona3 than, and Aminadab, and Melchisa, sons of Saul. And the bat

tle pressed hard against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he 4 was wounded in the hypochondres, whereupon Saul said to his

armour bearer, Draw thy sword, and run me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and stab me, and insult me. But

his armour bearer would not, for he was struck with horror. 5 Therefore Saul took the sword, and fell on it. And when his

armour bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell upon his 6 sword, and died with him. Thus Saul, and his three sons, and

his armour bearer, died on the same day in the same place. 7 And when the men of Israel who were on this side the vale,

and they who were on the bank of the Jordan, saw that the men of Israel Aed; and that Saul and his sons were dead, they

left their cities, and fled, and the Philistines came and dwelt 8 therein. Now on the morrow when the Philistines came to strip

the dead, they found Saul, and his three sons, fallen on the 9 mountains of Gelbua. And they treated him scornfully, and

stripped off his armour, and sent it to the land of the Philis

tines, proclaiming the good news all around to their idols, and 10 to the people. And they hung up his arms in the temple of 11 Astarte, and fixed up his body on the wall of Baithsam. But

when the inhabitants of Jabis Galaad heard what the Philistines 12 had done to Saul, they arose, even all the men of valour, and

marched the whole night, and took the body of Saul, and the

body of Jonathan his son, from the wall of Baithsam, and car13 ried them to Jabis and there burned them. Then they took

their bones, and buried them in the field at Jabis, and fasted seven days.

END OF VOL. I.

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