1 And the Pelishtites fought against Yisra’ĕl. And the men of Yisra’ĕl fled from before the Pelishtites, and fell slain on Mount Gilboa.

2 And the Pelishtites pursued Sha’ul and his sons, and the Pelishtites smote Yahonathan, and Aḇinaḏaḇ, and Malkishua, sons of Sha’ul.

3 And the battle was heavy on Sha’ul. And the archers hit him, and he was wounded by the archers.

4 And Sha’ul said to his armourbearer, “Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised ones come and abuse me.” But his armour-bearer would not, for he was much afraid, so Sha’ul took a sword and fell on it.

5 And when his armour-bearer saw that Sha’ul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died.

6 Thus Sha’ul and his three sons died, and all his house – they died together.

7 And when all the men of Yisra’ĕl who were in the valley saw that they had fled and that Sha’ul and his sons were dead, they forsook their cities and fled, and the Pelishtites came and dwelt in them.

8 And the next day it came to be, when the Pelishtites came to strip the slain, that they found Sha’ul and his sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

9 And they stripped him and took his head and his armour, and sent word throughout the land of the Pelishtites to proclaim the news among their idols and among the people,

10 and put his armour in the house of their mighty ones, and fastened his head in the house of Daḡon.

11 And all Yaḇĕsh Gil’aḏ heard of all that the Pelishtites had done to Sha’ul,

12 and all the brave men arose and took the body of Sha’ul and the bodies of his sons. And they brought them to Yaḇĕsh, and buried their bones under the tamarisk tree at Yaḇĕsh, and fasted seven days.

13 Thus Sha’ul died for his trespass which he had trespassed against 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, because he did not guard the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and also for asking a medium for to make inquiry,

14 and did not inquire of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. So He put him to death, and turned the reign over to Dawiḏ son of Yishai.