It came about on the [a]next day when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. They cut off his head and stripped off his weapons, and sent them [b]throughout the land of the Philistines, (A)to carry the good news (B)to the house of their idols and to the people. 10 They put his weapons in the [c]temple of (C)Ashtaroth, and (D)they fastened his body to the wall of (E)Beth-shan.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 31:8 Lit morrow
  2. 1 Samuel 31:9 Lit into...around
  3. 1 Samuel 31:10 Lit house

The next day, when the Philistines(A) 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(B) in the temple of their idols and among their people.(C) 10 They put his armor in the temple of the Ashtoreths(D) and fastened his body to the wall of Beth Shan.(E)

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