12 he went and got the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan from the citizens of Jabesh-gilead. They had stolen them from the public square of Beth-shan where the Philistines had hung the bodies the day the Philistines killed Saul at Gilboa.(A) 13 David had the bones brought from there. They gathered up the bones of Saul’s family who had been hanged 14 and buried the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan at Zela in the land of Benjamin in the tomb of Saul’s father Kish. They did everything the king commanded. After this, God was receptive to prayer for the land.(B)

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Then they will be filled with dread—
dread like no other(A)
because God will scatter
the bones of those who besiege you.(B)
You will put them to shame,
for God has rejected them.(C)

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I will lay the corpses of the Israelites in front of their idols and scatter your bones around your altars.

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