What does 1 Samuel 31:5 mean?
ESV: And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell upon his sword and died with him.
NIV: When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him.
NASB: When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him.
CSB: When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his own sword and died with him.
NLT: When his armor bearer realized that Saul was dead, he fell on his own sword and died beside the king.
KJV: And when his armorbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.
NKJV: And when his armorbearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword, and died with him.
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First Samuel introduces the key figures who led Israel after the era of the judges. The books of 1 and 2 Samuel were originally part of a single text, split in certain translations shortly before the birth of Christ. Some of the Bible’s most famous characters are depicted in this book. These including the prophet Samuel, Israel’s first king, Saul, her greatest king, David, and other famous names such as Goliath and Jonathan. By the end of this book, Saul has fallen; the book of 2 Samuel begins with David’s ascension to the throne.
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