2 Samuel 1
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Saul’s Death Reported to David
(1 Samuel 31:1–6; 1 Chronicles 10:1–6)

1And it will be after the death of Saul, and David turned back from striking Amalek, and David sat down two days in Ziklag. 2And it will be in the third day, and behold, a man came from the camp from Saul, and his garments rent and dust upon his head: and it will be in his coming to David and he will fall to the earth and worship him. 3And David will say to him, From whence wilt thou come? and he will say to him, From the camp of Israel I escaped. 4And David will say to him, What was the word? announce now to me. And he will say that the people fled from the battle, and also many fell from the people, and they will die and also Saul and Jonathan his son died. 5And David will say to the youth announcing to him, How knewest thou that Saul died, and Jonathan his son? 6And the youth announcing to him, will say, And happening, I happened to be upon mount Gilboa, and behold, Saul leaning upon his spear; and behold, the chariots and lords, the horsemen, pursued him. 7And he will look behind him and see me, and he will call to me; and I say, Behold me. 8And he will say to me, Who thou? and I shall say to him, I an Amalekite. 9And he will say to me, Stand now, upon me, and kill me, for perplexity seized me because my soul is yet all in me. 10And I shall stand upon him and kill him, for I knew that he will not live after his falling: and I shall take the diadem which upon his head, and the armband which upon his arm, and I shall bring them hither to my lord.

11And David will take hold upon his garments and will rend them; and also all the men which are with him. 12And they will mourn and weep, and fast, even till the evening, for Saul and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of Jehovah and for the house of Israel, because they fell by the sword. 13And David will say to the youth announcing to him, From whence thou? and he will say, I the son of a man, a stranger, an Amalekite. 14And David will say to him, How, wert thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy Jehovah's Messiah? 15And David will call to one of his youths and say, Come near, fall upon him. And he will strike him, and be will die. 16And David will say to him, Thy bloods upon thy head, for thy mouth answered against thee, saying, I killed Jehovah's Messiah.

David’s Song for Saul and Jonathan

17And David will set up this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son: 18(And he will say to teach the sons of Judah the bow: it was written upon the book of Jasher.)

19The beauty of Israel was wounded upon thy heights: how have the powerful fallen.

20Ye shall not announce in Gath, ye shall not announce the good news in the streets of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the rovers shall rejoice--lest the daughters of the uncircumcised shall exult.

21Mountains of Gilboa, no dew and no rain upon you, and fields of offerings: for there the shield of the powerful was cast away--the shield of Saul as not anointed with oil.

22From the blood of the wounded and from the fat of the powerful, the bow of Jonathan drew not back in the rear, and the sword of Saul will not turn back empty.

23Saul and Jonathan beloved and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not separated: they were swift above eagles, they were strong above lions.

24Daughters of Israel weep for Saul, having clothed you with scarlet, with delights; bringing up ornaments of gold upon your garments.

25How have the powerful fallen in the midst of the battle Jonathan wounded upon the heights!

26Distress to me for thee, my brother Jonathan: thou wert sweet to me exceedingly: thy love to me was wonderful above the love of women.

27How have the powerful fallen and the vessels of war perished.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

1 Samuel 31
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