1 Samuel 31:9

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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 idoles, and among the people.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They cut off his head and stripped off his weapons, and sent {them} throughout the land of the Philistines, to carry the good news to the house of their idols and to the people.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armor, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry the tidings unto the house of their idols, and to the people.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And cutting off his head and taking away his war-dress, they sent word into the land of the Philistines round about, to take the news to their gods and to the people.
- Basic English Bible

And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and sent [them] into the land of the Philistines round about, to announce the glad tidings in the houses of their idols, and to the people.
- Darby Bible

And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armor, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to publish it in the house of their idols, and among the people.
- Webster's Bible

They cut off his head, and stripped off his armor, and sent into the land of the Philistines all around, to carry the news to the house of their idols, and to the people.
- World English Bible

and they cut off his head, and strip off his weapons, and send into the land of the Philistines round about, to proclaim tidings [in] the house of their idols, and [among] the people;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry the tidings unto the house of their idols, and to the people.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 31:9


31:9 Cut off his head - As the Israelites did by Goliath, and fastened it in the temple of Dagon, #1Chron 10:10|. Idols - To give them the glory of this victory. And by this respect shewn to their pretended deities, how do they shame those, who give not the honour of their achievements to the living God?


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