1 Samuel 31:13

“And they tooke their bones, and buried them vnder a tree at Iabesh, and fasted seuen dayes.”

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Other Translations

And they took their bones, and buried [them] under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
- King James Version

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

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.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 31

  • Sue
    So who actually kidded Saul? II Samual 1:15 shows that an Amorite found him dying and killed him?
  • Dee
    An archer is a soldier that is armed with a bow and arrow.
  • Dewey J
    Anonymous, an archer is usually considered to be a soldier unit that use a bow and arrow to destroy their enemies. Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Amen.
  • Nakongmit
    I Blive that Jeus Diea for me and he save our body
  • Anonymous for verse 3
    I want to know what arher is.

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