1 Samuel 31:4
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמֶר
way-yō-mer
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
7586 [e]שָׁאוּל֩
šā-’ūl
SaulN-proper-ms
5375 [e]לְנֹשֵׂ֨א
lə-nō-śê
toPrep-l | V-Qal-Prtcpl-msc
3627 [e]כֵלָ֜יו
ḵê-lāw
his armorbearerN-mpc | 3ms
8025 [e]שְׁלֹ֥ף
šə-lōp̄
DrawV-Qal-Imp-ms
2719 [e]חַרְבְּךָ֣ ׀
ḥar-bə-ḵā
your swordN-fsc | 2ms
1856 [e]וְדָקְרֵ֣נִי
wə-ḏā-qə-rê-nî
and thrust me throughConj-w | V-Qal-Imp-ms | 1cs
  בָ֗הּ
ḇāh,
with itPrep | 3fs
6435 [e]פֶּן־
pen-
lestConj
935 [e]יָ֠בוֹאוּ
yā-ḇō-w-’ū
comeV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
6189 [e]הָעֲרֵלִ֨ים
hā-‘ă-rê-lîm
uncircumcised menArt | Adj-mp
428 [e]הָאֵ֤לֶּה
hā-’êl-leh
theseArt | Pro-cp
1856 [e]וּדְקָרֻ֙נִי֙
ū-ḏə-qā-ru-nî
and thrust me throughConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3cp | 1cs2
5953 [e]וְהִתְעַלְּלוּ־
wə-hiṯ-‘al-lə-lū-
and abuseConj-w | V-Hitpael-ConjPerf-3cp
  בִ֔י
ḇî,
mePrep | 1cs
3808 [e]וְלֹ֤א
wə-lō
but notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
14 [e]אָבָה֙
’ā-ḇāh
wouldV-Qal-Perf-3ms
5375 [e]נֹשֵׂ֣א
nō-śê
bearerV-Qal-Prtcpl-msc
3627 [e]כֵלָ֔יו
ḵê-lāw,
his armorbearerN-mpc | 3ms
3588 [e]כִּ֥י
forConj
3372 [e]יָרֵ֖א
yā-rê
he was afraidV-Qal-Perf-3ms
3966 [e]מְאֹ֑ד
mə-’ōḏ;
GreatlyAdv
3947 [e]וַיִּקַּ֤ח
way-yiq-qaḥ
therefore tookConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
7586 [e]שָׁאוּל֙
šā-’ūl
SaulN-proper-ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
2719 [e]הַחֶ֔רֶב
ha-ḥe-reḇ,
a swordArt | N-fs
5307 [e]וַיִּפֹּ֖ל
way-yip-pōl
and fellConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
5921 [e]עָלֶֽיהָ׃
‘ā-le-hā.
on itPrep | 3fs









Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 31:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר שָׁאוּל֩ לְנֹשֵׂ֨א כֵלָ֜יו שְׁלֹ֥ף חַרְבְּךָ֣ ׀ וְדָקְרֵ֣נִי בָ֗הּ פֶּן־יָ֠בֹואוּ הָעֲרֵלִ֨ים הָאֵ֤לֶּה וּדְקָרֻ֙נִי֙ וְהִתְעַלְּלוּ־בִ֔י וְלֹ֤א אָבָה֙ נֹשֵׂ֣א כֵלָ֔יו כִּ֥י יָרֵ֖א מְאֹ֑ד וַיִּקַּ֤ח שָׁאוּל֙ אֶת־הַחֶ֔רֶב וַיִּפֹּ֖ל עָלֶֽיהָ׃

שמואל א 31:4 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר שאול לנשא כליו שלף חרבך ׀ ודקרני בה פן־יבואו הערלים האלה ודקרני והתעללו־בי ולא אבה נשא כליו כי ירא מאד ויקח שאול את־החרב ויפל עליה׃

שמואל א 31:4 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר שאול לנשא כליו שלף חרבך ׀ ודקרני בה פן־יבואו הערלים האלה ודקרני והתעללו־בי ולא אבה נשא כליו כי ירא מאד ויקח שאול את־החרב ויפל עליה׃

שמואל א 31:4 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר שאול לנשא כליו שלף חרבך ודקרני בה פן יבואו הערלים האלה ודקרני והתעללו בי ולא אבה נשא כליו כי ירא מאד ויקח שאול את החרב ויפל עליה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then Saul said to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and pierce me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised will come and pierce me through and make sport of me." But his armor bearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. So Saul took his sword and fell on it.

King James Bible
Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised men will come and run me through and torture me." But his armor-bearer would not do it because he was terrified. Then Saul took his sword and fell on it.
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a sword. Eth hacherve, rather, `the sword,' i.e, his armour bearer's, who, according to the Jews, was Doeg; and if so, when Saul and his executioner fell by the same sword with which they massacred the priests of God.

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