1 Samuel 31:5
New International Version
When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him.

New Living Translation
When his armor bearer realized that Saul was dead, he fell on his own sword and died beside the king.

English Standard Version
And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell upon his sword and died with him.

Berean Study Bible
When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his own sword and died with him.

New American Standard Bible
When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him.

King James Bible
And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.

Christian Standard Bible
When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his own sword and died with him.

Contemporary English Version
When the soldier knew that Saul was dead, he killed himself in the same way.

Good News Translation
The young man saw that Saul was dead, so he too threw himself on his own sword and died with Saul.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his own sword and died with him.

International Standard Version
When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him.

NET Bible
When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his own sword and died with him.

New Heart English Bible
When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell on his sword, and died with him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the armorbearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell upon his sword, and died with him.

New American Standard 1977
And when his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword and died with him.

King James 2000 Bible
And when his armorbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.

American King James Version
And when his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on his sword, and died with him.

American Standard Version
And when his armorbearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell upon his sword, and died with him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, and he fell also himself upon his sword, and died with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when his armourbearer saw this, to wit, that Saul was dead, he also fell upon his sword and died with him.

Darby Bible Translation
And when his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on his sword, and died with him.

English Revised Version
And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell upon his sword, and died with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.

World English Bible
When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell on his sword, and died with him.

Young's Literal Translation
And the bearer of his weapons seeth that Saul is dead, and he falleth -- he also -- on his sword, and dieth with him;
Study Bible
Saul's Overthrow and Death
4Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run it through me, or these uncircumcised men will come and run me through and torture me!” But the armor-bearer refused, because he was terrified. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it. 5When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his own sword and died with him. 6So Saul, his three sons, his armor-bearer, and all his men died together that same day.…
Cross References
Judges 9:54
He quickly called his armor-bearer, saying, "Draw your sword and kill me, lest they say of me, 'A woman killed him.'" So Abimelech's armor-bearer ran his sword through him, and he died.

1 Samuel 31:4
Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and run it through me, or these uncircumcised men will come and run me through and torture me!" But the armor-bearer refused, because he was terrified. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it.

1 Samuel 31:6
So Saul, his three sons, his armor-bearer, and all his men died together that same day.

1 Kings 16:18
When Zimri saw that the city was captured, he entered the citadel of the royal palace and burned it down upon himself. So he died

Treasury of Scripture

And when his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on his sword, and died with him.

1 Chronicles 10:5
And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died.







Lexicon
When his armor-bearer
נֹשֵֽׂא־ (nō·śê-)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

saw
וַיַּ֥רְא (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

that
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

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

was dead,
מֵ֣ת (mêṯ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

he
ה֛וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

too
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

fell
וַיִּפֹּ֥ל (way·yip·pōl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

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

his own sword
חַרְבּ֖וֹ (ḥar·bōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

and died
וַיָּ֥מָת (way·yā·māṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

with him.
עִמּֽוֹ׃ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with
Verses 5, 6. - His armour bearer. The Jewish tradition says that he was Doeg the Edomite, and that the sword on which Saul fell was that with which he had massacred the priests. This is not very probable; but whoever he was, his horror on being asked to slay his master, and his devotion to him, are deserving of admiration. All his men. In 1 Chronicles 10:6" all his house." But Ishbosheth and Abner survived, and the meaning probably is not that his whole army, but that his personal attendants, all those posted round him, fell to a man, fighting bravely for their king, as the Scots fought round King James V. at Flodden Field. As suicide was very rare among the Israelites, the death of Saul is made more intensely tragic by the anguish which drove him thus to die by his own hand. POLITICAL RESULT OF THE BATTLE (ver. 7). 31:1-7 We cannot judge of the spiritual or eternal state of any by the manner of their death; for in that, there is one event to the righteous and to the wicked. Saul, when sorely wounded, and unable to resist or to flee, expressed no concern about his never-dying soul; but only desired that the Philistines might not insult over him, or put him to pain, and he became his own murderer. As it is the grand deceit of the devil, to persuade sinners, under great difficulties, to fly to this last act of desperation, it is well to fortify the mind against it, by a serious consideration of its sinfulness before God, and its miserable consequences in society. But our security is not in ourselves. Let us seek protection from Him who keepeth Israel. Let us watch and pray; and take unto us the whole armour of God, that we may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
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