1 Samuel 31:8
New International Version
The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the dead, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

New Living Translation
The next day, when the Philistines went out to strip the dead, they found the bodies of Saul and his three sons on Mount Gilboa.

English Standard Version
The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

Berean Study Bible
The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the dead, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

King James Bible
And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa.

New King James Version
So it happened the next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

New American Standard Bible
It came about on the next day, when the Philistines came to strip those killed, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

NASB 1995
It came about on the next day when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

NASB 1977
And it came about on the next day when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

Amplified Bible
The next day, when the Philistines came to plunder the dead, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

Christian Standard Bible
The next day when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his three sons dead on Mount Gilboa.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The next day when the Philistines came to strip the dead, they found Saul and his three sons dead on Mount Gilboa.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the next day the Philistines came to strip the slain, and they found Shaul and his three sons as they had fallen on the Mountain of Gelbua

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass on the morrow that the Philistines come to strip the dead, and they find Saul and his three sons fallen on the mountains of Gelbue.

Contemporary English Version
The day after the battle, when the Philistines returned to the battlefield to take the weapons of the dead Israelite soldiers, they found Saul and his three sons lying dead on Mount Gilboa.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And on the morrow the Philistines came to strip the slain, and they found Saul and his three sons lying in mount Gelboe.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa.

Good News Translation
The day after the battle the Philistines went to plunder the corpses, and they found the bodies of Saul and his three sons lying on Mount Gilboa.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the dead, they found Saul and his three sons lying on Mount Gilboa.

International Standard Version
The next day, the Philistines came to strip the dead, and they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa.

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass on the next day, that the Philistines come to strip the wounded, and they find Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa,

NET Bible
The next day, when the Philistines came to strip loot from the corpses, they discovered Saul and his three sons lying dead on Mount Gilboa.

New Heart English Bible
It happened on the next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

World English Bible
It happened on the next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass on the morrow, that the Philistines come to strip the wounded, and they find Saul and his three sons fallen on mount Gilboa,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Philistines Possess the Towns
7When the Israelites along the valley and those on the other side of the Jordan saw that the army of Israel had fled and that Saul and his sons had died, they abandoned their cities and ran away. So the Philistines came and occupied their cities. 8 The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the dead, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. 9They cut off Saul’s head, stripped off his armor, and sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines to proclaim the news in the temples of their idols and among their people.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 31:7
When the Israelites along the valley and those on the other side of the Jordan saw that the army of Israel had fled and that Saul and his sons had died, they abandoned their cities and ran away. So the Philistines came and occupied their cities.

1 Samuel 31:9
They cut off Saul's head, stripped off his armor, and sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines to proclaim the news in the temples of their idols and among their people.

2 Samuel 1:20
Tell it not in Gath; proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, and the daughters of the uncircumcised exult.


Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa.

to strip

1 Chronicles 10:8
And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa.

2 Chronicles 20:25
And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.









(8) They found Saul and his three sons fallen in Mount Gilboa.--It is expressly stated that the Philistines only found the royal corpses on the morrow of the great fight. So desperate had been the valour with which the King and his gallant sons had defended their last positions on the hill, that night had fallen ere the din of battle ceased. Nor were the enemy aware of the completeness of their success until the morning dawn revealed to the soldiers as they went over the scene, the great ones who were numbered among the slain. In the mean time the Amalekite had found and carried off the crown and royal bracelet. Only the bodies of Saul and the princes, and the armourbearer, are spoken of here. The crown royal, which would have formed so splendid a trophy, was already taken.

"O Saul,

How ghastly didst thou look, on thine own sword

Expiring: in Gilboa, from that hour

Ne'er visited with rain from heaven, nor dew."

DANTE: Pura. 12

The curse of barrenness alluded to by the great Italian poet was called down on the hill where the first anointed of the Lord fell, and where the body was stripped and dismembered by the triumphant foe (2Samuel 1:21). Quickly the tidings were told, we learn, in the capital of Gath, and proclaimed through the streets of Askelon.

The historian with extreme brevity records the savage treatment of the royal remains, which, after all, was but a reprisal. The same generation had witnessed similar barbarous procedure in the case of Goliath, the great Philistine champion!

Verse 8. - It came to pass on the morrow. The previous verse gave us the results of the victory as they were in course of time developed. We now return to the narrative of the battle and its immediate consequences. As the spoiling was deferred till the morrow, the struggle must have been obstinately contested, and decided only just before nightfall.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The next day,
מִֽמָּחֳרָ֔ת (mim·mā·ḥo·rāṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4283: The morrow, tomorrow

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

came
וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ (way·yā·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to strip
לְפַשֵּׁ֖ט (lə·p̄aš·šêṭ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6584: To strip off, make a dash, raid

the dead,
הַחֲלָלִ֑ים (ha·ḥă·lā·lîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2491: Pierced, polluted

they found
וַֽיִּמְצְא֤וּ (way·yim·ṣə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

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

and his three
שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת (šə·lō·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

sons
בָּנָ֔יו (bā·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

fallen
נֹפְלִ֖ים (nō·p̄ə·lîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

on Mount
בְּהַ֥ר (bə·har)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

Gilboa.
הַגִּלְבֹּֽעַ׃ (hag·gil·bō·a‘)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1533: Gilboa -- a mountain in Northern Israel


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