11 When the residents of Jabesh-gilead(A) heard what the Philistines had done to Saul, 12 all their brave men(B) set out, journeyed all night, and retrieved the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan. When they arrived at Jabesh, they burned the bodies there.(C) 13 Afterward, they took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree(D) in Jabesh(E) and fasted seven days.

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