It was so on the next day that Saul put the people in three companies, and they came into the middle of the camp in the morning watch and struck the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass that those who remained were scattered, so that no two of them were left together. Bible

“and struck the Ammonites.” The people of Jabesh Gilead never forgot this kind action of King Saul in rescuing them from the Ammonites, and years later risked their lives to take his body down from the wall of Beth Shean to keep it from being desecrated (1 Sam. 31:11-12).

Commentary for: 1 Samuel 11:11