New American Standard Bible
Thus Saul died with his three sons, his armor bearer, and all his men on that day together.
King James Bible
So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.
Darby Bible Translation
So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armour-bearer, and all his men, that same day together.
World English Bible
So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armor bearer, and all his men, that same day together.
Young's Literal Translation
and Saul dieth, and three of his sons, and the bearer of his weapons, also all his men, on that day together.
1 Samuel 31:6 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
All his men - This and similar expressions must not be taken too literally (compare 1 Chronicles 10:6). We know that Abner, and Ish-bosheth, and manymore survived the day of Gilboa.
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Then he called quickly to the young man, his armor bearer, and said to him, "Draw your sword and kill me, so that it will not be said of me, 'A woman slew him.'" So the young man pierced him through, and he died.
1 Samuel 26:10
David also said, "As the LORD lives, surely the LORD will strike him, or his day will come that he dies, or he will go down into battle and perish.
1 Samuel 31:5
When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him.
1 Samuel 31:7
When the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley, with those who were beyond the Jordan, saw that the men of Israel had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned the cities and fled; then the Philistines came and lived in them.
2 Samuel 1:1
Now it came about after the death of Saul, when David had returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, that David remained two days in Ziklag.
1 Chronicles 10:6
Thus Saul died with his three sons, and all those of his house died together.
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