Joab reported the number of warriors 1 to the king. In Israel there were 800,000 sword-wielding warriors, and in Judah there were 500,000 soldiers.
When the king of Moab realized he was losing the battle, 1 he and 700 swordsmen tried to break through and attack 2 the king of Edom, but they failed.
Saul told his armor bearer, “Draw your sword and stab me with it. Otherwise these uncircumcised people will come and torture me.” 1 But his armor bearer refused to do it, because he was very afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it.
David looked up and saw the Lord’s messenger standing between the earth and sky with his sword drawn and in his hand, stretched out over Jerusalem. David and the leaders, covered with sackcloth, threw themselves down with their faces to the ground. 1