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1. Samuelsbog 31:1-13

Saul og hans sønner mister livet

1I mellemtiden var filistrene nået frem til Jizre’eldalen og gået til angreb på israelitternes lejr på Gilboahøjen. Israels hær flygtede og efterlod mange faldne rundt om på højens skråninger. 2Filistrene satte efter Saul og hans sønner Jonatan, Abinadab og Malkishua, og det lykkedes dem at dræbe sønnerne.

3Kampen rasede omkring Saul, og det lykkedes filistrenes bueskytter at få ram på ham. Han blev hårdt såret 4og råbte til sin våbendrager: „Træk dit sværd og gennembor mig, før de ugudelige og uomskårne filistre gennemborer og vanærer mig.” Men våbendrageren kunne ikke få sig selv til at dræbe Saul. Derfor tog Saul sit sværd og kastede sig mod det, så sværdet gennemborede ham. 5Da våbendrageren så, at Saul var død, fulgte han sin herres eksempel og kastede sig mod sit eget sværd. 6Den dag døde både Saul, hans tre sønner, hans våbendrager og hele hans livvagt.

7Da de israelitter, der boede på den anden side af dalen og øst for Jordanfloden, blev klar over, at hæren var flygtet, og at Saul og hans sønner var døde, flygtede de fra deres byer, og filistrene overtog byerne.

8Næste dag drog filistrene ud for at plyndre de faldne, og de fandt Sauls og hans tre sønners lig på Gilboahøjen. 9Så huggede de hovedet af Saul og tog hans våben, hvorefter de sendte sejrsbudskabet hjem til alle deres afgudstempler og deres landsmænd. 10Sauls våben blev udstillet i Astartetemplet, og hans lig blev hængt op på Bet-Shans mur.

11Men da indbyggerne i Jabesh i Gilead hørte, hvad filistrene havde gjort ved Saul, 12gik deres tapre krigere samme nat til Bet-Shan og tog Sauls og hans sønners lig ned fra muren. Så bragte de dem til Jabesh, hvor de brændte dem. 13Knoglerne begravede de under egetræet i Jabesh, hvorefter de sørgede og fastede i syv dage.

King James Version

1 Samuel 31:1-13

1Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.31.1 slain: or, wounded 2And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, Saul’s sons. 3And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.31.3 and the archers: Heb. and the shooters, men with bows31.3 hit…: Heb. found him 4Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, 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.31.4 abuse…: or, mock me 5And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him. 6So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.

7¶ And when the men of Israel that were on the other side of the valley, and they that were on the other side 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.

8And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa. 9And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to publish it in the house of their idols, and among the people. 10And they put his armour in the house of Ashtaroth: and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan.

11¶ And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul;31.11 of that: or, concerning him that 12All the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and came to Jabesh, and burnt them there. 13And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.