Daily Word OT

August 20, 2019

1 SAMUEL 31:2- 2 SAMUEL 1:8

31:2 And the Philistines chased Saul and his sons; and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, Saul’s sons.
31:3 And the battle bore heavily against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was badly wounded by the archers.
31:4 Then Saul said to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through and abuse me. But his armor bearer would not, for he was very afraid. So Saul took his sword and fell on it.
31:5 And when his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell on his sword and died with him.
31:6 So Saul and his three sons and his armor bearer, as well as all his men, died that day together.
31:7 And when the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley and who were on the other side of the Jordan saw that the men of Israel had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
31:8 And the next day the Philistines came to strip the slain, and they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.
31:9 And they cut off his head and stripped off his armor; and they sent them all around, throughout the land of the Philistines in order to announce the good news in the houses of their idols and to the people.
31:10 And they put his armor in the house of Ashtaroth; and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan.
31:11 And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,
31:12 All the valiant men rose up and went all night and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan; and they came to Jabesh and burned them there.
31:13 And they took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk at Jabesh, and they fasted seven days.

1:1 Now after the death of Saul, when David had returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, David remained in Ziklag two days.
1:2 And on the third day there came a man from Saul’s camp with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. And when he came to David, he fell to the ground and paid him homage.
1:3 And David said to him, Where did you come from? And he said to him, From the camp of Israel I have escaped.
1:4 And David said to him, What has happened? Tell me. And he said that the people had fled from the battle and that also many of the people had fallen and died and that also Saul and Jonathan his son were dead.
1:5 And David said to the young man that told him these things, How do you know that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead?
1:6 And the young man that told him these things said, By chance I happened to be upon Mount Gilboa; and just then Saul leaned on his spear, and just then the chariots and horsemen pursued closely after him.
1:7 And when he looked behind him, he saw me; and he called to me. And I said, Here I am.
1:8 And he said to me, Who are you? And I said to him, I am an Amalekite.