1 Samuel 31:11
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New International Version
When the people of Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

New Living Translation
But when the people of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

English Standard Version
But when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

New American Standard Bible
Now when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

King James Bible
And when the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the residents of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

International Standard Version
When the residents of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

NET Bible
When the residents of Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

New Heart English Bible
When the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead heard concerning him that which the Philistines had done to Saul,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the people living in Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard concerning him that which the Philistines had done to Saul,

New American Standard 1977
Now when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul,

King James 2000 Bible
And when the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul;

American King James Version
And when the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul;

American Standard Version
And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard concerning him that which the Philistines had done to Saul,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now when the inhabitants of Jabes Galaad had heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,

Darby Bible Translation
And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead heard of what the Philistines had done to Saul,

English Revised Version
And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard concerning him that which the Philistines had done to Saul,

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul,

World English Bible
When the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead heard concerning him that which the Philistines had done to Saul,

Young's Literal Translation
And they hear regarding it -- the inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead -- that which the Philistines have done to Saul,
Study Bible
Jabesh-Gilead's Tribute to Saul
10They put his weapons in the temple of Ashtaroth, and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan. 11Now when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul, 12all the valiant men rose and walked all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and they came to Jabesh and burned them there.…
Cross References
Judges 21:8
And they said, "What one is there of the tribes of Israel who did not come up to the LORD at Mizpah?" And behold, no one had come to the camp from Jabesh-gilead to the assembly.

1 Samuel 11:1
Now Nahash the Ammonite came up and besieged Jabesh-gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, "Make a covenant with us and we will serve you."

2 Samuel 2:4
Then the men of Judah came and there anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, "It was the men of Jabesh-gilead who buried Saul."

2 Samuel 21:12
then David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the open square of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them on the day the Philistines struck down Saul in Gilboa.
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And when the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul;

Jabesh-gilead

1 Samuel 11:1 Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: …

2 Samuel 2:4 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over …

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(11) The inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead.--The memory of the splendid feat of arms of their young king Saul, when he gallantly rescued their city (1Samuel 11:1-11) years before, when they were threatened with deadly peril by the Ammonites, was still fresh in the city of Jabesh-Gilead, and they burned to rescue the body of their hero from shame. It was singular how that first deed of splendid patriotism, done in the early fervour of his consecration, bore fruit after so many long years.

"Good deeds immortal are--they cannot die;

Unscathed by envious blight, or withering frost,

They live, and bud and bloom, and men partake

Still of their freshness, and are strong thereby."

AYTOUN.

Jabesh-Gilead, a city of Manasseh, on the further side of Jordan, on the road from Pella to Gerasa. perhaps about fourteen miles from Beth-shan (see Judges 21:8, and following). Its name still survives in the Wady Yabez, running down to the east bank of Jordan, near the head of which are still visible some ruins named El Deir, which Robinson has identified with Jabesh-Gilead.

Verse 11. - Jabesh-Gilead. Eusebius describes this place as situated on the road from Pella to Gerasa, and therefore it would be much nearer the Jordan than Mahanaim, and probably was not more than twelve or fourteen miles distant from Beth-shan. The people there had not forgotten how bravely Saul had saved them, and now showed their gratitude by rescuing his remains from disgrace. And the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead,.... Who lived on the other side Jordan, about eight miles from Bethshan, according to Fuller (p):

heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul; not only that they had got the victory over him, and routed his army, but had abused his body, and hung it up by way of reproach and ignominy; which they could not bear to hear of, remembering with gratitude the kindness he had shown to them, in delivering them out of the hands of Nahash the Ammonite, 1 Samuel 11:1.

(p) Pisgah-Sight of Palestine, b. 2. ch. 2. p. 82. 1Sa 31:11-13. The Men of Jabesh-gilead Recover the Bodies and Bury Them at Jabesh.

11-13. the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard of that which the Philistines had done—Mindful of the important and timely services Saul had rendered them, they gratefully and heroically resolved not to suffer such indignities to be inflicted on the remains of the royal family.31:8-13 The Scripture makes no mention what became of the souls of Saul and his sons, after they were dead; but of their bodies only: secret things belong not to us. It is of little consequence by what means we die, or what is done with our dead bodies. If our souls are saved, our bodies will be raised incorruptible and glorious; but not to fear His wrath, who is able to destroy both body and soul in hell, is the extreme of folly and wickedness. How useless is the respect of fellow-creatures to those who are suffering the wrath of God! While pompous funerals, grand monuments, and he praises of men, honour the memory of the deceased, the soul may be suffering in the regions of darkness and despair! Let us seek that honour which cometh from God only.
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