וּפְלִשְׁתִּים נִלְחָמִים בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל וַיָּנֻסוּ אַנְשֵׁי יִשְׂרָאֵל מִפְּנֵי פְלִשְׁתִּים וַיִּפְּלוּ חֲלָלִים בְּהַר הַגִּלְבֹּעַ׃ 31:1
1Sam. 31:1 Now the Philistines were fighting with Israel and the men of Israel fled from the presence of the Philistines and fell slain on the mount of Gilboa.
וַיַּדְבְּקוּ פְלִשְׁתִּים אֶת־שָׁאוּל וְאֶת־בָּנָיו וַיַּכּוּ פְלִשְׁתִּים אֶת־יְהוֹנָתָן וְאֶת־אֲבִינָדָב וְאֶת־מַלְכִּי־שׁוּעַ בְּנֵי 31:2 שָׁאוּל׃
1Sam. 31:2 And the Philistines pursued Saul and his sons hard, and the Philistines smote Jonathon and Abinadab and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.
וַתִּכְבַּד הַמִּלְחָמָה אֶל־שָׁאוּל וַיִּמְצָאֻהוּ הַמּוֹרִים אֲנָשִׁים בַּקָּשֶׁת וַיָּחֶל מְאֹד מֵהַמּוֹרִים׃ 31:3
1Sam. 31:3 And the battle went heavy against Saul when the archers found him, men with arrows, and he trembled greatly from the archers.
וַיֹּאמֶר שָׁאוּל לְנֹשֵׂא כֵלָיו שְׁלֹף חַרְבְּךָ וְדָקְרֵנִי בָהּ פֶּן־יָבוֹאוּ הָעֲרֵלִים הָאֵלֶּה וּדְקָרֻנִי וְהִתְעַלְּלוּ־בִי 31:4 וְלֹא אָבָה נֹשֵׂא כֵלָיו כִּי יָרֵא מְאֹד וַיִּקַּח שָׁאוּל אֶת־הַחֶרֶב וַיִּפֹּל עָלֶיהָ׃
1Sam. 31:4 Then Saul said to his weapons bearer, “Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, so those uncircumcised cannot come and torture me.” But his weapons bearer was not willing, because he was too respectful. So Saul seized the sword and fell on it.
וַיַּרְא נֹשֵׂא־כֵלָיו כִּי מֵת שָׁאוּל וַיִּפֹּל גַּם־הוּא עַל־חַרְבּוֹ וַיָּמָת עִמּוֹ׃ 31:5
1Sam. 31:5 When his weapons bearer saw that Saul was dead, then he also fell on his sword and died with him.
וַיָּמָת שָׁאוּל וּשְׁלֹשֶׁת בָּנָיו וְנֹשֵׂא כֵלָיו גַּם כָּל־אֲנָשָׁיו בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יַחְדָּו׃ 31:6
1Sam. 31:6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his weapons bearer, as well as all his men together on that day. [Return to 2Sam. 2:10]
וַיִּרְאוּ אַנְשֵׁי־יִשְׂרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר־בְּעֵבֶר הָעֵמֶק וַאֲשֶׁר בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן כִּי־נָסוּ אַנְשֵׁי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְכִי־מֵתוּ שָׁאוּל 31:7 וּבָנָיו וַיַּעַזְבוּ אֶת־הֶעָרִים וַיָּנֻסוּ וַיָּבֹאוּ פְלִשְׁתִּים וַיֵּשְׁבוּ בָּהֶן׃
1Sam. 31:7 When the men of Israel saw who were on the other side of the valley and who were on the other side of the Jordan, that the men of Israel had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they left the cities and fled, and the Philistines came and dwelled in them.
וַיְהִי מִמָּחֳרָת וַיָּבֹאוּ פְלִשְׁתִּים לְפַשֵּׁט אֶת־הַחֲלָלִים וַיִּמְצְאוּ אֶת־שָׁאוּל וְאֶת־שְׁלֹשֶׁת בָּנָיו נֹפְלִים בְּהַר 31:8 הַגִּלְבֹּע׃ַ
1Sam. 31:8 And it was the next day when the Philistines came to plunder the slain that they found Saul and his three sons fallen on the mount of Gilboa.
וַיִּכְרְתוּ אֶת־רֹאשׁוֹ וַיַּפְשִׁיטוּ אֶת־כֵּלָיו וַיְשַׁלְּחוּ בְאֶרֶץ־פְּלִשְׁתִּים סָבִיב לְבַשֵּׂר בֵּית עֲצַבֵּיהֶם וְאֶת־ 31:9 הָעָם׃
1Sam. 31:9 And they cut off his head and stripped off his armor; then they sent into the land of the Philistines everywhere to notify the house of their idols and the people.
וַיָּשִׂמוּ אֶת־כֵּלָיו בֵּית עַשְׁתָּרוֹת וְאֶת־גְּוִיָּתוֹ תָּקְעוּ בְּחוֹמַת בֵּית שָׁן׃ 31:10
1Sam. 31:10 And they put his weapons in the house of the Ashtaroth, and they fastened his body on the wall of Beth-shan.
וַיִּשְׁמְעוּ אֵלָיו יֹשְׁבֵי יָבֵישׁ גִּלְעָד אֵת אֲשֶׁר־עָשׂוּ פְלִשְׁתִּים לְשָׁאוּל׃ 31:11
1Sam. 31:11 When the inhabitants of Jabesh of Gilead heard about it, what the Philistines had done to Saul,
וַיָּקוּמוּ כָּל־אִישׁ חַיִל וַיֵּלְכוּ כָל־הַלַּיְלָה וַיִּקְחוּ אֶת־גְּוִיַּת שָׁאוּל וְאֵת גְּוִיֹּת בָּנָיו מֵחוֹמַת בֵּית שָׁן וַיָּבֹאוּ 31:12 יָבֵשָׁה וַיִּשְׂרְפוּ אֹתָם שָׁם׃
1Sam. 31:12 then all the men of valor arose and went all night, and took the body of Saul and and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and they came to Jabesh and burned them there.
וַיִּקְחוּ אֶת־עַצְמֹתֵיהֶם וַיִּקְבְּרוּ תַחַת־הָאֶשֶׁל בְּיָבֵשָׁה וַיָּצֻמוּ שִׁבְעַת יָמִים׃ 31:13
1Sam. 31:13 Then they took their bones and buried beneath the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
The book of 1Samuel contains only three chapters in which there are no Hebrew errors, Chapters 1, 16, and this one.
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