1 Samuel 31:3
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
The battleהַמִּלְחָמָה֙
(ham·mil·cha·mah)
4421: a battle, warfrom lacham
went heavilyוַתִּכְבַּ֤ד
(vat·tich·bad)
3513: to be heavy, weighty, or burdensomea prim. root
againstאֶל־
(el-)
413: to, into, towardsa prim. particle
Saul,שָׁא֔וּל
(sha·'ul,)
7586: "asked (of Yah)," first king of Isr., also an Edomite and two Isr.from shaal
and the archersהַמֹּורִ֖ים
(ham·mo·v·rim)
3384: to throw, shoota prim. root
hitוַיִּמְצָאֻ֥הוּ
(vai·yim·tza·'u·hu)
4672: to attain to, finda prim. root
him; and he was badlyמְאֹ֖ד
(me·'od)
3966: muchness, force, abundancefrom an unused word
woundedוַיָּ֥חֶל
(vai·ya·chel)
2342a: to whirl, dance, writhea prim. root
by the archers.מֵהַמֹּורִֽים׃
(me·ham·mo·v·rim.)
3384: to throw, shoota prim. root









KJV Lexicon
And the battle
milchamah  (mil-khaw-maw')
a battle (i.e. the engagement); generally, war (i.e. warfare) -- battle, fight(-ing), war(-rior).
went sore
kabad  (kaw-bad')
to be heavy, i.e. in a bad sense (burdensome, severe, dull) or in a good sense (numerous, rich, honorable); causatively, to make weightybe rich, be (go) sore, stop.
against Saul
Sha'uwl  (shaw-ool')
asked; Shaul, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites -- Saul, Shaul.
and the archers
yarah  (yaw-raw')
to flow as water (i.e. to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e. to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach
'enowsh  (en-oshe')
a mortal; hence, a man in general (singly or collectively)English versions, especially when used in apposition with another word.
qesheth  (keh'-sheth)
of bending: a bow, for shooting (hence, figuratively, strength) or the iris -- arch(-er), + arrow, bow(-man, -shot).
hit
matsa'  (maw-tsaw')
to come forth to, i.e. appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e. find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present
him and he was sore
m`od  (meh-ode')
vehemence, i.e. (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc.
wounded
chuwl  (khool)
to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral manner), i.e. (specifically) to dance, to writhe in pain (especially of parturition) or fear; figuratively, to wait, to pervert
of the archers
yarah  (yaw-raw')
to flow as water (i.e. to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e. to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach
'enowsh  (en-oshe')
a mortal; hence, a man in general (singly or collectively)English versions, especially when used in apposition with another word.
qesheth  (keh'-sheth)
of bending: a bow, for shooting (hence, figuratively, strength) or the iris -- arch(-er), + arrow, bow(-man, -shot).
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The battle went heavily against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was badly wounded by the archers.

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

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

International Standard Version
The heaviest fighting was directed toward Saul, and when the bowmen who were shooting located Saul, he was severely wounded by them.

NET Bible
Saul himself was in the thick of the battle; the archers spotted him and wounded him severely.

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

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