1 Samuel 31:11
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,

Berean Study Bible
When the people 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;

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

Contemporary English Version
The people who lived in Jabesh in Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul's body.

Good News Translation
When the people of Jabesh in Gilead heard what 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,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the inhabitants of Jabis Galaad hear what the Philistines did 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
11When the people of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul, 12all their valiant warriors set out, journeyed all night, and retrieved the bodies of Saul and his sons from the wall of Beth-shan. When they arrived at Jabesh, they burned the bodies there.…
Cross References
Judges 21:8
So they asked, "Which one of the tribes of Israel failed to come up before the LORD at Mizpah?" And in fact, no one from Jabesh-gilead had come to the camp for the assembly.

1 Samuel 11:1
Soon Nahash the Ammonite came up and laid siege to Jabesh-gilead. All the men of Jabesh said to him, "Make a treaty with us, and we will serve you."

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

2 Samuel 21:12
he went and took the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan from the men of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the public square of Beth-shan where the Philistines had hung the bodies after they had struck down Saul at Gilboa.

Treasury of Scripture

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: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

2 Samuel 2:4
And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, That the men of Jabeshgilead were they that buried Saul.

of that.







Lexicon
When the people
יֹשְׁבֵ֖י (yō·šə·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

of Jabesh-gilead
יָבֵ֣ישׁ (yā·ḇêš)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3003: Jabesh -- a place in Gilead, also an Israelite

heard
וַיִּשְׁמְע֣וּ (way·yiš·mə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

what
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the Philistines
פְלִשְׁתִּ֖ים (p̄ə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

had done
עָשׂ֥וּ (‘ā·śū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

to Saul,
לְשָׁאֽוּל׃ (lə·šā·’ūl)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites
(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. 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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