1 H310 Now it came to pass after H4194 the death H7586 of Saul H1732 , when David H7725 [H8804] had returned H5221 [H8687] from the slaughter H6002 of the Amalekites H1732 , and David H3427 [H8799] had abode H8147 two H3117 days H6860 in Ziklag;
2 H7992 It came even to pass on the third H3117 day H376 , that, behold, a man H935 [H8802] came H4264 out of the camp H7586 from Saul H899 with his clothes H7167 [H8803] torn H127 , and earth H7218 upon his head H935 [H8800] : and so it was, when he came H1732 to David H5307 [H8799] , that he fell H776 to the earth H7812 [H8691] , and did obeisance.
3 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H935 [H8799] to him, From where comest H559 [H8799] thou? And he said H4264 to him, Out of the camp H3478 of Israel H4422 [H8738] have I escaped.
4 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H4100 to him, How H1697 went the matter H5046 [H8685] ? I pray thee, tell H559 [H8799] me. And he answered H5971 , That the people H5127 [H8804] have fled H4421 from the battle H7235 [H8687] , and many H5971 of the people H5307 [H8804] also have fallen H4191 [H8799] and are dead H7586 ; and Saul H3083 and Jonathan H1121 his son H4191 [H8804] are dead also.
5 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H5288 to the young man H5046 [H8688] that told H3045 [H8804] him, How knowest H7586 thou that Saul H3083 and Jonathan H1121 his son H4191 [H8804] are dead?
6 H5288 And the young man H5046 [H8688] that told H559 [H8799] him said H7136 [H8738] , As I happened H7122 [H8736] by chance H2022 upon mount H1533 Gilboa H7586 , behold, Saul H8172 [H8737] leaned H2595 upon his spear H7393 ; and, lo, the chariots H1167 H6571 and horsemen H1692 [H8689] followed hard after him.
7 H6437 [H8799] And when he looked H310 behind H7200 [H8799] him, he saw H7121 [H8799] me, and called H559 [H8799] to me. And I answered, Here am I.
8 H559 [H8799] And he said H559 [H8799] to me, Who art thou? And I answered H6003 him, I am an Amalekite.
9 H559 [H8799] He said H5975 [H8798] to me again, Stand H4191 [H8786] , I pray thee, upon me, and slay H7661 me: for anguish H270 [H8804] is come H5315 upon me, because my life is yet whole in me.
10 H5975 [H8799] So I stood H4191 [H8787] upon him, and slew H3045 [H8804] him, because I was sure H2421 [H8799] that he could not live H310 after H5307 [H8800] that he had fallen H3947 [H8799] : and I took H5145 the crown H7218 that was upon his head H685 , and the bracelet H2220 that was on his arm H935 [H8686] , and have brought H113 them here to my lord.
11 H1732 Then David H2388 [H8686] took hold H899 on his clothes H7167 [H8799] , and tore H582 them; and likewise all the men that were with him:
12 H5594 [H8799] And they mourned H1058 [H8799] , and wept H6684 [H8799] , and fasted H6153 until evening H7586 , for Saul H3083 , and for Jonathan H1121 his son H5971 , and for the people H3068 of the LORD H1004 , and for the house H3478 of Israel H5307 [H8804] ; because they had fallen H2719 by the sword.
13 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H5288 to the young man H5046 [H8688] that told H559 [H8799] him, From where art thou? And he answered H1121 , I am the son H376 H1616 of a stranger H6003 , an Amalekite.
14 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H3372 [H8804] to him, How wast thou not afraid H7971 [H8800] to stretch forth H3027 thy hand H7843 [H8763] to destroy H3068 the LORD'S H4899 anointed?
15 H1732 And David H7121 [H8799] called H259 one H5288 of the young men H559 [H8799] , and said H5066 [H8798] , Go near H6293 [H8798] , and fall H5221 [H8686] upon him. And he smote H4191 [H8799] him that he died.
16 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H1818 to him, Thy blood H7218 be upon thy head H6310 ; for thy mouth H6030 [H8804] hath testified H559 [H8800] against thee, saying H4191 [H8790] , I have slain H3068 the LORD'S H4899 anointed.
17 H1732 And David H6969 [H8787] lamented H7015 with this lamentation H7586 over Saul H3083 and over Jonathan H1121 his son:
18 H559 [H8799] (Also he told H3925 [H8763] them to teach H1121 the children H3063 of Judah H7198 the use of the bow H3789 [H8803] : behold, it is written H5612 in the book H3477 of Jasher.)
19 H6643 Thy glory H3478 , O Israel H2491 is slain H1116 upon thy high places H1368 : how are the mighty H5307 [H8804] fallen!
20 H5046 [H8686] Tell H1661 it not in Gath H1319 [H8762] , proclaim H2351 it not in the streets H831 of Askelon H1323 ; lest the daughters H6430 of the Philistines H8055 [H8799] rejoice H1323 , lest the daughters H6189 of the uncircumcised H5937 [H8799] triumph.
21 H2022 Ye mountains H1533 of Gilboa H2919 , let there be no dew H4306 , neither rain H7704 , upon you, nor fields H8641 of offerings H4043 : for there the shield H1368 of the mighty H1602 [H8738] is vilely cast away H4043 , the shield H7586 of Saul H4899 , as though he had not been anointed H8081 with oil.
22 H1818 From the blood H2491 of the slain H2459 , from the fat H1368 of the mighty H7198 , the bow H3083 of Jonathan H7734 [H8738] turned H268 not back H2719 , and the sword H7586 of Saul H7725 [H8799] returned H7387 not empty.
23 H7586 Saul H3083 and Jonathan H157 [H8737] were lovely H5273 and pleasant H2416 in their lives H4194 , and in their death H6504 [H8738] they were not divided H7043 [H8804] : they were swifter H5404 than eagles H1396 [H8804] , they were stronger H738 than lions.
24 H1323 Ye daughters H3478 of Israel H1058 [H8798] , weep over H7586 Saul H3847 [H8688] , who clothed H8144 you in scarlet H5730 , with other delights H5927 [H8688] , who put H5716 ornaments H2091 of gold H3830 upon your apparel.
25 H1368 How are the mighty H5307 [H8804] fallen H8432 in the midst H4421 of the battle H3083 ! O Jonathan H2491 , thou wast slain H1116 in thy high places.
26 H6887 [H8804] I am distressed H251 for thee, my brother H3083 Jonathan H3966 : very H5276 [H8804] pleasant H160 hast thou been to me: thy love H6381 [H8738] to me was wonderful H160 , passing the love H802 of women.