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1 Crónicas 10:1-14

Saul suicida-se

(1 Sm 31.1-13)

1Os filisteus atacaram e derrotaram as tropas israelitas, as quais fugiram, tendo sido liquidadas no sopé do monte Gilboa. 2Os filisteus foram atrás de Saul e dos seus três filhos e mataram Jónatas, Abinadabe e Malquisua. 3A luta cresceu depois com violência em volta de Saul e os frecheiros conseguiram feri-lo.

4Então ele gritou ao seu escudeiro: “Desembainha a tua espada e atravessa-me com ela, antes que esta gente incircuncisa me mate, gabando-se ainda do que fizeram.” Mas o homem teve medo de fazer tal coisa. Por isso, Saul pegou na sua própria espada e atirou-se sobre ela. 5Nessa altura, o escudeiro, vendo que Saul estava morto, matou-se da mesma forma. 6Foi assim que Saul e os seus três filhos morreram juntos; toda a família foi liquidada.

7Quando os israelitas no vale souberam que as suas tropas tinham sido derrotadas e que Saul e os seus filhos tinham morrido, abandonaram as cidades e fugiram. Os filisteus ocuparam-nas e passaram a viver nelas.

8No dia seguinte, quando os filisteus vieram para despojar os mortos, encontraram os corpos de Saul e dos filhos no monte Gilboa. 9Cortaram a cabeça a Saul, tiraram-lhe as armas e anunciaram-no aos seus deuses e ao seu povo por toda a terra. 10Penduraram as armas nas paredes do templo dos seus deuses e pregaram a cabeça num muro do templo de Dagom.

11Quando o povo de Jabes-Gileade ouviu o que os filisteus tinham feito ao corpo de Saul, 12os seus guerreiros, os mais valentes, voltaram ao campo de batalha e trouxeram o corpo de Saul e dos seus três filhos. Enterraram-no sob um carvalho em Jabes, jejuando depois por sete dias.

13Saul morreu por causa da sua desobediência ao Senhor e por ter consultado uma médium. 14Não buscou o Senhor para que o guiasse. Por isso, o Senhor o matou e deu o reino a David, o filho de Jessé.

King James Version

1 Chronicles 10:1-14

1Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.10.1 slain: or, wounded 2And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.10.2 Abinadab: also called, Ishui 3And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.10.3 and the archers: Heb. and the shooters with bows10.3 hit: Heb. found 4Then 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.10.4 abuse me: or, mock me 5And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died. 6So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together. 7And 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. 9And 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. 10And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.

11¶ And when all Jabesh-gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul, 12They 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;10.13 committed: Heb. transgressed 14And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.10.14 Jesse: Heb. Isai