The Philistines assembled; they came and camped at Shunem. Saul mustered all Israel and camped at Gilboa.
Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel. The men of Israel fled from the Philistines and many of them fell dead on Mount Gilboa.
The next day, when the Philistines came to strip loot from the corpses, they discovered Saul and his three sons lying dead 1 on Mount Gilboa.
The young man who was telling him this 1 said, “I just happened to be on Mount Gilboa and came across Saul leaning on his spear for support. The chariots and leaders of the horsemen were in hot pursuit of him.
O mountains of Gilboa, may there be no dew or rain on you, nor fields of grain offerings! 1 For it was there that the shield of warriors was defiled; 2 the shield of Saul lies neglected without oil. 3
Now the Philistines fought against Israel. The Israelites fled before the Philistines and many of them fell dead on Mount Gilboa.
The next day, when the Philistines came to strip loot from the corpses, they discovered Saul and his sons lying dead on Mount Gilboa.
he 1 went and took the bones of Saul and of his son Jonathan 2 from the leaders 3 of Jabesh Gilead. (They had secretly taken 4 them from the plaza at Beth Shan. It was there that Philistines 5 publicly exposed their corpses 6 after 7 they 8 had killed Saul at Gilboa.)