1 Samuel 31:13

“And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 31:13

And they tooke their bones, and buried them vnder a tree at Iabesh, and fasted seuen dayes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk-tree in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And their bones they put in the earth under a tree in Jabesh; and for seven days they took no food.
- Basic English Bible

And they took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
- Darby Bible

And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
- Webster's Bible

They took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
- World English Bible

and they take their bones, and bury [them] under the tamarisk in Jabesh, and fast seven days.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk-tree in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 31:13

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 31:13


31:13 Fasted - To testify their sorrow for the loss of Saul, and of the people of God; and to intreat God's favour to prevent the utter extinction of his people. But you must not understand this word of fasting strictly, as if they eat nothing for seven whole days; but in a more large sense, as it is used both in sacred and profane writers; that they did eat but little, and that but mean food, and drank only water for that time. This book began with the birth of Samuel, and ends with the death of Saul: The comparing these together will teach us to prefer the honour that comes from God, before all the honours of the world.


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