1Chronicles 10


וּפְלִשְׁתִּים נִלְחֲמוּ בְיִשְׂרָאֵל וַיָּנָס אִישׁ־יִשְׂרָאֵל מִפְּנֵי פְלִשְׁתִּים וַיִּפְּלוּ חֲלָלִים בְּהַר גִּלְבֹּעַ׃   10:1

1Chr. 10:1   And the Philistines fought with Israel, and each man of Israel fled from before the Philiistines and they fell slain at Mount Gilboa.

This is a repetition of the story first told in 1Samuel chapter 31.  Some of it is nearly identical, although there are several minor differences sprinkled throughout the Hebrew.  And some verses differ in phraseology, but also in more or less simple deviations.  However, the last two verses in this chapter are not present in 1Samuel.

וַיַּדְבְּקוּ פְלִשְׁתִּים אַחֲרֵי שָׁאוּל וְאַחֲרֵי בָנָיו וַיַּכּוּ פְלִשְׁתִּים אֶת־יוֹנָתָן וְאֶת־אֲבִינָדָב וְאֶת־מַלְכִּי־שׁוּעַ   10:2

  בְּנֵי שָׁאוּל׃

1Chr. 10:2   And the Philistines followed closely after Saul and after his sons, and the Philistines slew Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.

וַתִּכְבַּד הַמִּלְחָמָה עַל־שָׁאוּל וַיִּמְצָאֻהוּ הַמּוֹרִים בַּקָּשֶׁת וַיָּחֶל מִן־הַיּוֹרִים׃   10:3

1Chr. 10:3   And the battle went heavy against Saul when the archers found him, and he trembled greatly from the shooting.

וַיֹּאמֶר שָׁאוּל אֶל־נֹשֵׂא כֵלָיו שְׁלֹף חַרְבְּךָ וְדָקְרֵנִי בָהּ פֶּן־יָבֹאוּ הָעֲרֵלִים הָאֵלֶּה וְהִתְעַלְּלוּ־בִי וְלֹא   10:4

  אָבָה נֹשֵׂא כֵלָיו כִּי יָרֵא מְאֹד וַיִּקַּח שָׁאוּל אֶת־הַחֶרֶב וַיִּפֹּל עָלֶיהָ׃

1Chr. 10:4   And 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 upon it.

וַיַּרְא נֹשֵׂא־כֵלָיו כִּי מֵת שָׁאוּל וַיִּפֹּל גַּם־הוּא עַל־הַחֶרֶב וַיָּמֹת׃   10:5

1Chr. 10:5   When his weapons bearer saw that Saul had died, then he too fell upon the sword and died.

וַיָּמָת שָׁאוּל וּשְׁלֹשֶׁת בָּנָיו וְכָל־בֵּיתוֹ יַחְדָּו מֵתוּ׃   10:6

1Chr. 10:6   So Saul died with his three sons; therefore all his house died at once.

וַיִּרְאוּ כָּל־אִישׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר־בָּעֵמֶק כִּי נָסוּ וְכִי־מֵתוּ שָׁאוּל וּבָנָיו וַיַּעַזְבוּ עָרֵיהֶם וַיָּנֻסוּ וַיָּבֹאוּ   10:7

  פְלִשְׁתִּים וַיֵּשְׁבוּ בָּהֶם׃

1Chr. 10:7   When all of Israel who were in the valley saw that they had fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they abandoned their cities and fled.  Then the Philistines came and dwelled in them.

וַיְהִי מִמָּחֳרָת וַיָּבֹאוּ פְלִשְׁתִּים לְפַשֵּׁט אֶת־הַחֲלָלִים וַיִּמְצְאוּ אֶת־שָׁאוּל וְאֶת־בָּנָיו נֹפְלִים בְּהַר גִּלְבֹּעַ׃   10:8

1Chr. 10:8   And it was the next day, and the Philistines came to strip the slain, and they found Saul and his sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

וַיַּפְשִׁיטֻהוּ וַיִּשְׂאוּ אֶת־רֹאשֹׁו וְאֶת־כֵּלָיו וַיְשַׁלְּחוּ בְאֶרֶץ־פְלִשְׁתִּים סָבִיב לְבַשֵּׂר אֶת־עֲצַבֵּיהֶם   10:9


1Chr. 10:9   And they stripped him and carried off his head and his weapons, and sent forth throughout the land of the Philistines all around to gladden their idols and the people.

וַיָּשִׂימוּ אֶת־כֵּלָיו בֵּית אֱלֹהֵיהֶם וְאֶת־גֻּלְגָּלְתּוֹ תָקְעוּ בֵּית דָּגוֹן׃   10:10

1Chr. 10:10   And they set his weapons in the house of their gods and thrust his head up in the house of Dagon.

וַיִּשְׁמְעוּ כֹּל יָבֵישׁ גִּלְעָד אֵת כָּל־אֲשֶׁר־עָשׂוּ פְלִשְׁתִּים לְשָׁאוּל׃   10:11

1Chr. 10:11   When all Jabesh-gilead heard everything that the Philistines had done to Saul,

וַיָּקוּמוּ כָּל־אִישׁ חַיִל וַיִּשְׂאוּ אֶת־גּוּפַת שָׁאוּל וְאֵת גּוּפֹת בָּנָיו וַיְבִיאוּם יָבֵישָׁה וַיִּקְבְּרוּ   10:12

 אֶת־עַצְמוֹתֵיהֶם תַּחַת הָאֵלָה בְּיָבֵשׁ וַיָּצוּמוּ שִׁבְעַת יָמִים׃

1Chr. 10:12   then they arose, every man of valor, and took away the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons and brought them to Jabesh and buried their bones beneath the terebinth in Jabesh; then they fasted seven days.

וַיָּמָת שָׁאוּל בְּמַעֲלוֹ אֲשֶׁר מָעַל בַּיהוָה עַל־דְּבַר יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר לֹא־שָׁמָר וְגַם־לִשְׁאוֹל בָּאוֹב לִדְרוֹשׁ׃   10:13

1Chr. 10:13   So Saul died in his transgression that he committed toward the Lord regarding the word of the Lord that he had not kept, and also for inquiring with a ghost for counsel

וְלֹא־דָרַשׁ בַּיהוָה וַיְמִיתֵהוּ וַיַּסֵּב אֶת־הַמְּלוּכָה לְדָוִיד בֶּן־יִשָׁי׃   10:14

1Chr. 10:14   and did not inquire with the Lord.  So He put him to death and turned the kingdom to David son of Jesse.


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