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2Samuel 1
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David Hears of Saul’s Death

1After the death of Saul, David returned from defeating the Amalekites and stayed in Ziklag two days.H310H4194H7586H1732H7725H5221H6002H1732H3427H8147H3117H6860 2On the third day a man arrived from Saul's camp, with his clothes torn and with dust on his head. When he came to David, he fell to the ground to pay him honor.H7992H3117H376H935H4264H7586H899H7167H127H7218H935H1732H5307H776H7812 3"Where have you come from?" David asked him. He answered, "I have escaped from the Israelite camp."H1732H559H935H559H4264H3478H4422 4"What happened?" David asked. "Tell me." He said, "The men fled from the battle. Many of them fell and died. And Saul and his son Jonathan are dead."H1732H559H4100H1697H5046H559H5971H5127H4421H7235H5971H5307H4191H7586H3083H1121H4191 5Then David said to the young man who brought him the report, "How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?"H1732H559H5288H5046H3045H7586H3083H1121H4191 6"I happened to be on Mount Gilboa," the young man said, "and there was Saul, leaning on his spear, with the chariots and riders almost upon him.H5288H5046H559H7136H7122H2022H1533H7586H8172H2595H7393H1167H6571H1692 7When he turned around and saw me, he called out to me, and I said, 'What can I do?'H6437H310H7200H7121H559 8"He asked me, 'Who are you?' "'An Amalekite,' I answered.H559H559H6003 9"Then he said to me, 'Stand over me and kill me! I am in the throes of death, but I'm still alive.'H559H5975H4191H7661H270H5315 10"So I stood over him and killed him, because I knew that after he had fallen he could not survive. And I took the crown that was on his head and the band on his arm and have brought them here to my lord."H5975H4191H3045H2421H310H5307H3947H5145H7218H685H2220H935H113 11Then David and all the men with him took hold of their clothes and tore them.H1732H2388H899H7167H582 12They mourned and wept and fasted till evening for Saul and his son Jonathan, and for the army of the LORD and the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.H5594H1058H6684H6153H7586H3083H1121H5971H3068H1004H3478H5307H2719 13David said to the young man who brought him the report, "Where are you from?" "I am the son of an alien, an Amalekite," he answered.H1732H559H5288H5046H559H1121H376H1616H6003 14David asked him, "Why were you not afraid to lift your hand to destroy the LORD'S anointed?"H1732H559H3372H7971H3027H7843H3068H4899 15Then David called one of his men and said, "Go, strike him down!" So he struck him down, and he died.H1732H7121H259H5288H559H5066H6293H5221H4191 16For David had said to him, "Your blood be on your own head. Your own mouth testified against you when you said, 'I killed the LORD'S anointed.'"H1732H559H1818H7218H6310H6030H559H4191H3068H4899

David’s Lament for Saul and Jonathan

17David took up this lament concerning Saul and his son Jonathan,H1732H6969H7015H7586H3083H1121 18and ordered that the men of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):H559H3925H1121H3063H7198H3789H5612H3477 19"Your glory, O Israel, lies slain on your heights. How the mighty have fallen!H6643H3478H2491H1116H1368H5307 20"Tell it not in Gath, proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines be glad, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised rejoice.H5046H1661H1319H2351H831H1323H6430H8055H1323H6189H5937 21"O mountains of Gilboa, may you have neither dew nor rain, nor fields that yield offerings of grain. For there the shield of the mighty was defiled, the shield of Saul—no longer rubbed with oil.H2022H1533H2919H4306H7704H8641H4043H1368H1602H4043H7586H4899H8081 22From the blood of the slain, from the flesh of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan did not turn back, the sword of Saul did not return unsatisfied.H1818H2491H2459H1368H7198H3083H7734H268H2719H7586H7725H7387 23"Saul and Jonathan—in life they were loved and gracious, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.H7586H3083H157H5273H2416H4194H6504H7043H5404H1396H738 24"O daughters of Israel, weep for Saul, who clothed you in scarlet and finery, who adorned your garments with ornaments of gold.H1323H3478H1058H7586H3847H8144H5730H5927H5716H2091H3830 25"How the mighty have fallen in battle! Jonathan lies slain on your heights.H1368H5307H8432H4421H3083H2491H1116 26I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women.H6887H251H3083H3966H5276H160H6381H160H802 27"How the mighty have fallen! The weapons of war have perished!"H1368H5307H3627H4421H6


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