Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

The heaviest fighting was directed toward Saul, and when the bowmen who were shooting located Saul, he was severely wounded by them.

New American Standard Bible

The battle went heavily against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was badly wounded by the archers.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

When the battle intensified against Saul, the archers caught up with him and severely wounded him.

A Conservative Version

And the battle went severely against Saul, and the archers overtook him, and he was greatly distressed because of the archers.

American Standard Version

And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers.

Amplified

The battle went heavily against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was severely wounded by the archers.

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

And the war will be heavy to Saul, and the archers, men with the bow, will find him; and he will be greatly wounded from the archers.

King James 2000

And the battle went hard against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was severely wounded of the archers.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Saul was in the thick of the battle}, and {the archers} spotted him, and he [was] badly wounded by the archers.

Modern King James verseion

And the battle went hard against Saul. And the archers hit him, and he was sorely wounded by the archers.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the battle went sore against Saul, insomuch that shooters with bows had found him, and he was sore wounded of the shooters.

NET Bible

Saul himself was in the thick of the battle; the archers spotted him and wounded him severely.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers discovered him, - and he was terrified at the archers.

Webster

And the battle was severe against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was severely wounded by the archers.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the battle
מלחמה 
Milchamah 
Usage: 319

כּבד כּבד 
Kabad 
Usage: 114

שׁאוּל 
Sha'uwl 
Usage: 406

and the archers
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

hit
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

him and he was sore
מאד 
M@`od 
Usage: 300

חיל חוּל 
Chuwl 
Usage: 57

Context Readings

Saul And Jonathan Die On Mount Gilboa

2 The Philistines pursued Saul and his sons. The Philistines struck down Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, Saul's sons. 3 The heaviest fighting was directed toward Saul, and when the bowmen who were shooting located Saul, he was severely wounded by them. 4 Saul told his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised people will come and run me through and make sport of me." But his armor bearer did not want to do it because he was very frightened, so Saul took the sword and fell on it.


Cross References

2 Samuel 1:6

The young man who had been relating the story answered, "I happened to be on Mount Gilboa and there was Saul, leaning on his spear! Meanwhile, the chariots and horsemen were rapidly drawing near.

Genesis 49:23

Even though enemies attacked him, shooting at him and pursuing him viciously,

2 Samuel 1:4

David continued questioning him, "How did things go? Please tell me!" He replied, "The army has fled the battlefield, many of the army are wounded or have died, and Saul and his son Jonathan are also dead."

1 Kings 22:34

Meanwhile, somebody drew his bow aimlessly and struck the king of Israel between the scales where his armor breastplates joined, so he instructed his chariot driver, "Turn around and take me out of the battle, because I've been severely wounded."

Amos 2:14

So the swift runner will not escape, the valiant will not fortify his strength, and the mighty warrior will not save his life.

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