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2Samuel 1
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David Hears of Saul’s Death

1After the death of Saul, when David had returned from striking down the Amalekites, David remained two days in Ziklag.H310H4194H7586H1732H7725H5221H6002H1732H3427H8147H3117H6860 2And on the third day, behold, a man came from Saul's camp, with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. And when he came to David, he fell to the ground and paid homage.H7992H3117H376H935H4264H7586H899H7167H127H7218H935H1732H5307H776H7812 3David said to him, "Where do you come from?" And he said to him, "I have escaped from the camp of Israel."H1732H559H935H559H4264H3478H4422 4And David said to him, "How did it go? Tell me." And he answered, "The people fled from the battle, and also many of the people have fallen and are dead, and Saul and his son Jonathan are also dead."H1732H559H4100H1697H5046H559H5971H5127H4421H7235H5971H5307H4191H7586H3083H1121H4191 5Then David said to the young man who told him, "How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?"H1732H559H5288H5046H3045H7586H3083H1121H4191 6And the young man who told him said, "By chance I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and there was Saul leaning on his spear, and behold, the chariots and the horsemen were close upon him.H5288H5046H559H7136H7122H2022H1533H7586H8172H2595H7393H1167H6571H1692 7And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called to me. And I answered, 'Here I am.'H6437H310H7200H7121H559 8And he said to me, 'Who are you?' I answered him, 'I am an Amalekite.'H559H559H6003 9And he said to me 'Stand beside me and kill me, for anguish has seized me, and yet my life still lingers.'H559H5975H4191H7661H270H5315 10So I stood beside him and killed him, because I was sure that he could not live after he had fallen. And I took the crown that was on his head and the armlet that was on his arm, and I have brought them here to my lord."H5975H4191H3045H2421H310H5307H3947H5145H7218H685H2220H935H113 11Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so did all the men who were with him.H1732H2388H899H7167H582 12And they mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and for Jonathan his son and for the people of the LORD and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.H5594H1058H6684H6153H7586H3083H1121H5971H3068H1004H3478H5307H2719 13And David said to the young man who told him, "Where do you come from?" And he answered, "I am the son of a sojourner, an Amalekite."H1732H559H5288H5046H559H1121H376H1616H6003 14David said to him, "How is it you were not afraid to put out your hand to destroy the LORD's anointed?"H1732H559H3372H7971H3027H7843H3068H4899 15Then David called one of the young men and said, "Go, execute him." And he struck him down so that he died.H1732H7121H259H5288H559H5066H6293H5221H4191 16And David said to him, "Your blood be on your head, for your own mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have killed the LORD's anointed.'"H1732H559H1818H7218H6310H6030H559H4191H3068H4899

David’s Lament for Saul and Jonathan

17And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and Jonathan his son,H1732H6969H7015H7586H3083H1121 18and he said it should be taught to the people of Judah; behold, it is written in the Book of Jashar. He said:H559H3925H1121H3063H7198H3789H5612H3477 19"Your glory, O Israel, is slain on your high places! How the mighty have fallen!H6643H3478H2491H1116H1368H5307 20Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised exult.H5046H1661H1319H2351H831H1323H6430H8055H1323H6189H5937 21"You mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew or rain upon you, nor fields of offerings! For there the shield of the mighty was defiled, the shield of Saul, not anointed with oil.H2022H1533H2919H4306H7704H8641H4043H1368H1602H4043H7586H4899H8081 22"From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.H1818H2491H2459H1368H7198H3083H7734H268H2719H7586H7725H7387 23"Saul and Jonathan, beloved and lovely! In life and in death they were not divided; they were swifter than eagles; they were stronger than lions.H7586H3083H157H5273H2416H4194H6504H7043H5404H1396H738 24"You daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you luxuriously in scarlet, who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.H1323H3478H1058H7586H3847H8144H5730H5927H5716H2091H3830 25"How the mighty have fallen in the midst of the battle! "Jonathan lies slain on your high places.H1368H5307H8432H4421H3083H2491H1116 26I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; very pleasant have you been to me; your love to me was extraordinary, surpassing the love of women.H6887H251H3083H3966H5276H160H6381H160H802 27"How the mighty have fallen, and the weapons of war perished!"H1368H5307H3627H4421H6


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