Israel is defeated by the Philistines: Saul and his sons are slain.
1 And the Philistines fought against Israel, and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gelboe.
Philisthiim autem pugnabant adversum Israel : et fugerunt viri Israel ante faciem Philisthiim, et ceciderunt interfecti in monte Gelboe.
2 And the Philistines fell upon Saul, and upon his sons, and they slew Jonathan, and Abinadab and Melchisua the sons of Saul.
Irrueruntque Philisthiim in Saul, et in filios ejus, et percusserunt Jonathan, et Abinadab, et Melchisua filios Saul,
3 And the whole weight of the battle was turned upon Saul: and the archers overtook him, and he was grievously wounded by the archers.
totumque pondus praelii versum est in Saul : et consecuti sunt eum viri sagittarii, et vulneratus est vehementer a sagittariis.
4 Then Saul said to his armourbearer: Draw thy sword, and kill me: lest these uncircumcised come, and slay me, and mock at me. And his armourbearer would not: for he was struck with exceeding great fear. Then Saul took his sword, and fell upon it.
Dixitque Saul ad armigerum suum : Evagina gladium tuum, et percute me : ne forte veniant incircumcisi isti, et interficiant me, illudentes mihi. Et noluit armiger ejus : fuerat enim nimio terrore perterritus. Arripuit itaque Saul gladium, et irruit super eum.
5 And when his armourbearer saw this, to wit, that Saul was dead, he also fell upon his sword and died with him.
Quod cum vidisset armiger ejus, videlicet quod mortuus esset Saul, irruit etiam ipse super gladium suum, et mortuus est cum eo.
6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men that same day together.
Mortuus est ergo Saul, et tres filii ejus, et armiger illius, et universi viri ejus in die illa pariter.
7 And the men of Israel, that were beyond the valley, and beyond the Jordan, seeing that the Israelites were fled, and that Saul was dead, and his sons, forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came, and dwelt there.
Videntes autem viri Israel, qui erant trans vallem, et trans Jordanem, quod fugissent viri Israelitae, et quod mortuus esset Saul, et filii ejus, reliquerunt civitates suas, et fugerunt : veneruntque Philisthiim, et habitaverunt ibi.
8 And on the morrow the Philistines came to strip the slain, and they found Saul and his three sons lying in mount Gelboe.
Facta autem die altera, venerunt Philisthiim, ut spoliarent interfectos, et invenerunt Saul et tres filios ejus jacentes in monte Gelboe.
9 And they cut off Saul's head, and stripped him of his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to publish it in the temples of their idols, and among their people.
Et praeciderunt caput Saul, et spoliaverunt eum armis : et miserunt in terram Philisthinorum per circuitum, ut annuntiaretur in templo idolorum, et in populis.
10 And they put his armour in the temple of Astaroth, but his body they hung on the wall of Bethsan.
Et posuerunt arma ejus in templo Astaroth, corpus vero ejus suspenderunt in muro Bethsan.
11 Now when the inhabitants of Jabes Galaad had heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,
Quod cum audissent habitatores Jabes Galaad, quaecumque fecerant Philisthiim Saul,
12 All the most valiant men arose, and walked all the night, and took the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, from the wall of Bethsan: and they came to Jabes Galaad, and burnt them there:
surrexerunt omnes viri fortissimi, et ambulaverunt tota nocte, et tulerunt cadaver Saul, et cadavera filiorum ejus de muro Bethsan : veneruntque Jabes Galaad, et combusserunt ea ibi :
13 And they took their bones and buried them in the wood of Jabes: and fasted seven days.
et tulerunt ossa eorum, et sepelierunt in nemore Jabes, et jejunaverunt septem diebus.