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