47 When Saul had taken the kingship over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every sideagainst Moab, against the Ammonites, against Edom, against the kings of Zobah, and against the Philistines; wherever he turned he routed them. 48He did valiantly, and struck down the Amalekites, and rescued Israel out of the hands of those who plundered them.
49 Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malchishua; and the names of his two daughters were these: the name of the firstborn was Merab, and the name of the younger, Michal. 50The name of Sauls wife was Ahinoam daughter of Ahimaaz. And the name of the commander of his army was Abner son of Ner, Sauls uncle; 51Kish was the father of Saul, and Ner the father of Abner was the son of Abiel.
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10 February 2011