New International Version

1 Samuel 31

Saul Takes His Life

1Now the Philistines fought against Israel; the Israelites fled before them, and many fell dead on Mount Gilboa. The Philistines were in hot pursuit of Saul and his sons, and they killed his sons Jonathan, Abinadab and Malki-Shua. The fighting grew fierce around Saul, and when the archers overtook him, they wounded him critically.

Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.”

But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it. When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him. So Saul and his three sons and his armor-bearer and all his men died together that same day.

When the Israelites along the valley and those across the Jordan saw that the Israelite army had fled and that Saul and his sons had died, they abandoned their towns and fled. And the Philistines came and occupied them.

The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the dead, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. They cut off his head and stripped off his armor, and they sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines to proclaim the news in the temple of their idols and among their people. 10 They put his armor in the temple of the Ashtoreths and fastened his body to the wall of Beth Shan.

11 When the people of Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul, 12 all their valiant men marched through the night to Beth Shan. They took down the bodies of Saul and his sons from the wall of Beth Shan and went to Jabesh, where they burned them. 13 Then they took their bones and buried them under a tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and they fasted seven days.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

撒母耳记上 31

扫罗之死

1非利士人与以色列人交战,以色列人败逃,许多人在基利波山被杀。 非利士人穷追扫罗及其众子,杀了扫罗的儿子约拿单、亚比拿达和麦基舒亚。 扫罗周围战事激烈,他被弓箭手发现、射成重伤, 就对为他拿兵器的人说:“拔出你的刀来刺死我吧,免得那些未受割礼的人来刺杀和凌辱我。”但拿兵器的人非常害怕,不敢动手,扫罗就自己伏刀自尽了。 侍从看见扫罗已死,也伏刀自尽了。 这样,扫罗和他三个儿子,以及为他拿兵器的人和他的军队都死了。 平原一带和约旦河对面的以色列人见以色列军败逃、扫罗及其众子已死,都弃城而逃。于是,非利士人占据了那些城邑。

次日,非利士人来剥阵亡者的衣物,发现扫罗和他的三个儿子横尸基利波山, 就割下了扫罗的头颅,剥下他的盔甲,并派人走遍非利士全境,在他们偶像的庙里及民众中通告消息。 10 非利士人把扫罗的盔甲放在亚斯她录神庙里,把他的尸体钉在伯·珊城墙上。 11 基列·雅比人听说非利士人对扫罗的所作所为, 12 他们所有的勇士就连夜赶到伯·珊,从墙上取下扫罗和他儿子们的尸体,带到雅比火化, 13 把骨灰葬在雅比的垂丝柳树下,又为他们禁食了七天。