So Saul, having slain about sixty thousand of the enemy, returned
home to his own city, and reigned happily: and he also fought against the
neighboring nations, and subdued the Ammonites, and Moabites, and Philistines,
and Edomites, and Amalekites, as also the king of Zobah. He had three male
children, Jonathan, and Isui, and Melchishua; with Merab and Michal his
daughters. He had also Abner, his uncle's son, for the captain of his host:
that uncle's name was Ner. Now Ner, and Kish the father of Saul, were brothers.
Saul had also a great many chariots and horsemen, and against whomsoever
he made war he returned conqueror, and advanced the affairs of the Hebrews
to a great degree of success and prosperity, and made them superior to
other nations; and he made such of the young men as were remarkable for
tallness and comeliness the guards of his body.