1 Chronicles 10:3
New International Version
The fighting grew fierce around Saul, and when the archers overtook him, they wounded him.

New Living Translation
The fighting grew very fierce around Saul, and the Philistine archers caught up with him and wounded him.

English Standard Version
The battle pressed hard against Saul, and the archers found him, and he was wounded by the archers.

Berean Study Bible
When the battle intensified against Saul, the archers overtook him and wounded him critically.

New American Standard Bible
The battle became heavy against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was wounded by the archers.

King James Bible
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.

Christian Standard Bible
When the battle intensified against Saul, the archers spotted him and severely wounded him.

Contemporary English Version
The fighting was fierce around Saul, and he was badly wounded by enemy arrows.

Good News Translation
The fighting was heavy around Saul, and he was hit by enemy arrows and badly wounded.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the battle intensified against Saul, the archers found him and severely wounded him.

International Standard Version
The heaviest fighting was against Saul, and when the archers who were shooting located Saul, he was gravely wounded by them.

NET Bible
The battle was thick around Saul; the archers spotted him and wounded him.

New Heart English Bible
The battle grew fierce against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was distressed by reason of the archers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The heaviest fighting was against Saul. When the archers got him in their range, he was wounded by them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was in anguish by reason of the archers.

New American Standard 1977
And the battle became heavy against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was wounded by the archers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.

King James 2000 Bible
And the battle went fierce against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.

American King James Version
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.

American Standard Version
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was distressed by reason of the archers.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the battle prevailed against Saul, and the archers hit him with bows and arrows, and they were wounded of the bows.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the battle grew hard against Saul, and the archers reached him, and wounded him with arrows.

Darby Bible Translation
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers came up with him, and he was terrified by the archers.

English Revised Version
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was distressed by reason of the archers.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the battle prevailed against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded by the archers.

World English Bible
The battle went hard against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was distressed by reason of the archers.

Young's Literal Translation
And the battle is heavy on Saul, and those shooting with the bow find him, and he is wounded by those shooting,
Study Bible
Saul's Overthrow and Death
2The Philistines followed hard after Saul and his sons, and they killed Saul’s sons Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malchishua. 3When the battle intensified against Saul, the archers overtook him and wounded him critically. 4Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run it through me, or these uncircumcised men will come and torture me!” But his armor-bearer refused, because he was terrified. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 10:2
The Philistines followed hard after Saul and his sons, and they killed Saul's sons Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malchishua.

1 Chronicles 10:4
Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and run it through me, or these uncircumcised men will come and torture me!" But his armor-bearer refused, because he was terrified. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it.

Treasury of Scripture

And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.

went

1 Samuel 31:3-6
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers…

2 Samuel 1:4-10
And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also…

Amos 2:14
Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

archers [heb] shooters with bows

Genesis 49:23,24
The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: …







Lexicon
When the battle
הַמִּלְחָמָה֙ (ham·mil·ḥā·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war

intensified
וַתִּכְבַּ֤ד (wat·tiḵ·baḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Saul,
שָׁא֔וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

the archers
הַמּוֹרִ֣ים (ham·mō·w·rîm)
Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach

overtook him
וַיִּמְצָאֻ֖הוּ (way·yim·ṣā·’u·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

and wounded him
וַיָּ֖חֶל (way·yā·ḥel)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2342: To twist, whirl, to dance, to writhe in pain, fear, to wait, to pervert

critically.
הַיּוֹרִֽים׃ (hay·yō·w·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach
(3) The battle went sore against Saul.--Literally, was heavy upon (Samuel, "unto") him, like a burden weighing him to the earth.

And the archers hit him.--Literally, And they that shoot with the bow came upon him; and he shuddered (Sam., "greatly") before the shooters. "He shuddered or trembled" (Deuteronomy 2:25). The verb is properly to writhe, travail (Isaiah 23:4). Saul's deadly terror was natural. He believed himself forsaken of God, and stood now, after a lost battle, beset by murderous foes, whom he could not reach. There was no chance of a fair hand to hand encounter. The Heb. word for "archers" is the same in both places in Sam. (morim); here a rarer form (yorim, 2Chronicles 35:23) fills the second place. The Philistines were from Egypt, and the bow was a favourite Egyptian arm. The hieroglyph for "soldier" (menfat) is a man with bow and quiver.

Verse 3. - The archers hit him. The literal translation would be, the shooters, men with the bow, found him. The context makes it plain that the meaning is that the arrows of the pursuers rather than the pursuers themselves "found" him, and these made him argue all the rest. To this our Authorized Version has jumped by the one word "hit" him. It is evident from ver. 8 that the Philistines did not find the body of Saul to recognize it till next day. And he was wounded of the archers. The radical meaning of the verb (חוּל) is rather "to twist" (torquere) or "be twisted," "writhe" (torqueri). And the meaning here is in harmony with it, that Saul trembled from fear or writhed with the pain already inflicted of the arrows. Hence the parallel passage couples with this same verb, the adverb מְאֹך. 10:1-14 The death of Saul. - The design chiefly in view in these books of the Chronicles, appears to be to preserve the records of the house of David. Therefore the writer repeats not the history of Saul's reign, but only of his death, by which a way was made for David to the throne. And from the ruin of Saul, we may learn, 1. That the sin of sinners will certainly find them out, sooner or later; Saul died for his transgression. 2. That no man's greatness can exempt him from the judgments of God. 3. Disobedience is a killing thing. Saul died for not keeping the word of the Lord. May be delivered from unbelief, impatience, and despair. By waiting on the Lord we shall obtain a kingdom that cannot be moved.
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