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Saul and his army fought against the Philistines, but the Philistines defeated Saul’s army and killed all three of his sons. Saul realized he had been trapped by the Philistines and was shot with an arrow, so he was dying and asked his armor bearer to kill him, so that the Philistines would not be able to. The armor bearer did not kill Saul because he was scared, so Saul killed himself. Saul and the bodies of his sons were found by the Philistines, so the Philistines chopped off the head of Saul and put the bodies of Saul and his three sons on display as trophies from their battle, but some brave Israelites recovered the bodies and had them properly buried instead. Thus ends the book of 1 Samuel and the first king of Israel named Saul.