1 Samuel 31:3

“And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 31:3

And the battell went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was sore wounded of the archers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The battle went heavily against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was badly wounded by the archers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the fight was going badly for Saul, and the archers came across him, and he was wounded by the archers.
- Basic English Bible

And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers came up with him; and he was much terrified by the archers.
- Darby Bible

And the battle was severe against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was severely wounded by the archers.
- Webster's Bible

The battle went hard against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers.
- World English Bible

And the battle is hard against Saul, and the archers find him -- men with bow -- and he is pained greatly by the archers;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the battle went sore against Saul, an the archers overtook him; and he was in great anguish by reason of the archers.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 31:3

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 31:3


31:2 Jonathan - David's dear friend; God so ordering it for the farther exercise of David's faith and patience; and that David might depend upon God alone for his crown, and receive it solely from him, and not from Jonathan; who doubtless, had he lived, would have speedily settled the crown upon David's head. There was also a special providence of God, in taking away Jonathan, (who of all Saul's sons, seems to have been the fairest for the crown) for preventing divisions, which might have happened amongst the people concerning the successor: David's way to the crown being by this means made the more clear. Abinadab - Called also Ishui, chap.#14:49|. Ishbosheth was not here, being possibly at home for the management of affairs there.


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