1 Philisthim autem pugnabant adversum Israel; et fugerunt viri Israel ante faciem Philisthim et ceciderunt interfecti in monte Gelboe.
2 Irrueruntque Philisthim in Saul et filios eius et percusserunt Ionathan et Abinadab et Melchisua filios Saul.
3 Totumque pondus proelii versum est in Saul; et consecuti sunt eum viri arcu, et vulneratus est vehementer a sagittariis.
4 Dixitque Saul ad armigerum suum: "Evagina gladium tuum et percute me, ne forte veniant incircumcisi isti et confodiant me et illudant mihi". Et noluit armiger eius; erat enim nimio timore perterritus. Arripuit itaque Saul gladium et irruit super eum.
5 Quod cum vidisset armiger eius, videlicet quod mortuus esset Saul, irruit etiam ipse super gladium suum et mortuus est cum eo.
6 Mortuus est ergo Saul et tres filii eius et armiger illius et universi viri eius in die illa pariter.
7 Videntes autem viri Israel, qui erant trans vallem et trans Iordanem, quod fugissent viri Israelitae et quod mortuus esset Saul et filii eius, reliquerunt civitates suas et fugerunt. Veneruntque Philisthim et habitaverunt ibi.
8 Facta autem die altera, venerunt Philisthim, ut spoliarent interfectos, et invenerunt Saul et tres filios eius iacentes in monte Gelboe.
9 Et praeciderunt caput Saul et exspoliaverunt eum armis, quae miserunt in terram Philisthinorum per circuitum, ut annuntiaretur in templis idolorum suorum et populo.
10 Et posuerunt arma eius in templo Astharoth, corpus vero eius suspenderunt in muro Bethsan.
11 Quod cum audissent habitatores Iabes Galaad, quaecumque fecerant Philisthim Saul,
12 surrexerunt omnes viri fortissimi et ambulaverunt tota nocte et tulerunt cadaver Saul et cadavera filiorum eius de muro Bethsan; veneruntque Iabes et combusserunt ea ibi.
13 Et tulerunt ossa eorum et sepelierunt sub myrice in Iabes et ieiunaverunt septem diebus.
King James Version
1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.
2 And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, Saul's sons.
3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.
4 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.
5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.
6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.
7 ¶ And when the men of Israel that were on the other side of the valley, and they that were on the other side Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
8 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.
9 And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to publish it in the house of their idols, and among the people.
10 And they put his armour in the house of Ashtaroth: and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan.
11 ¶ And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul;
12 All the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and came to Jabesh, and burnt them there.
13 And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.