1 Samuel 31:3

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

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Other Translations

And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.
- King James Version

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

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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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