1 H310 It happened after H4194 the death H7586 of Saul, H1732 when David H7725 was returned H5221 from the slaughter H6002 of the Amalekites, H1732 and David H3427 had stayed H8147 two H3117 days H6860 in Ziklag;
2 H7992 it happened on the third H3117 day, H376 that behold, a man H935 came H4264 out of the camp H7586 from Saul, H899 with his clothes H7167 torn, H127 and earth H7218 on his head: H935 and so it was, when he came H1732 to David, H5307 that he fell H776 to the earth, H7812 and showed respect.
3 H1732 David H559 said H935 to him, "Where do you come H559 from?" He said H4422 to him, "I have escaped H4264 out of the camp H3478 of Israel."
4 H1732 David H559 said H4100 to him, "How H1697 did it go? H5046 Please tell H559 me." He answered, H5971 "The people H5127 have fled H4421 from the battle, H7235 and many H5971 of the people H5307 also have fallen H4191 and are dead; H7586 and Saul H3083 and Jonathan H1121 his son H4191 are dead also."
5 H1732 David H559 said H5288 to the young man H559 who told H3045 him, "How do you know H7586 that Saul H3083 and Jonathan H1121 his son H4191 are dead?"
6 H5288 The young man H5046 who told H5046 him said, H7136 "As I happened H7122 by chance H2022 on Mount H1533 Gilboa, H7586 behold, Saul H8172 was leaning H2595 on his spear; H7393 and behold, the chariots H1167 and the horsemen H1692 followed hard after him.
7 H6437 When he looked H310 behind H6437 him, he saw H7121 me, and called H559 to me. I answered, ‘Here I am.'
9 H559 He said H5975 to me, ‘Please stand H4191 beside me, and kill H7661 me; for anguish H270 has taken H5315 hold of me, because my life is yet whole in me.'
10 H5975 So I stood H4191 beside him, and killed H3045 him, because I was sure H2421 that he could not live H310 after H5307 that he had fallen. H3947 I took H5145 the crown H7218 that was on his head, H685 and the bracelet H2220 that was on his arm, H935 and have brought H113 them here to my lord."
11 H1732 Then David H2388 took hold H899 on his clothes, H7167 and tore H582 them; and likewise all the men who were with him.
12 H5594 They mourned, H1058 and wept, H6684 and fasted H6153 until evening, H7586 for Saul, H3083 and for Jonathan H1121 his son, H5971 and for the people H3068 of Yahweh, H1004 and for the house H3478 of Israel; H5307 because they were fallen H2719 by the sword.
13 H1732 David H559 said H5288 to the young man H559 who told H559 him, "Where are you from?" He answered, H1121 "I am the son H376 of a foreigner, H6003 an Amalekite."
14 H1732 David H559 said H3372 to him, "How were you not afraid H7971 to put forth H3027 your hand H7843 to destroy H3068 Yahweh's H4899 anointed?"
15 H1732 David H7121 called H259 one H5288 of the young men, H559 and said, H5066 "Go near, H6293 and fall H5221 on him." He struck H4191 him, so that he died.
16 H1732 David H559 said H1818 to him, "Your blood H7218 be on your head; H6310 for your mouth H6030 has testified H559 against you, saying, H4191 ‘I have slain H3068 Yahweh's H4899 anointed.'"
17 H1732 David H6969 lamented H7015 with this lamentation H7586 over Saul H3083 and over Jonathan H1121 his son
18 H559 (and he commanded H3925 them to teach H1121 the children H3063 of Judah H7198 the song of the bow: H3789 behold, it is written H5612 in the book H3477 of Jashar):
19 H6643 "Your glory, H3478 Israel, H2491 is slain H1116 on your high places! H1368 How the mighty H5307 have fallen!
20 H5046 Don't tell H1661 it in Gath. H1319 Don't publish H2351 it in the streets H831 of Ashkelon, H1323 lest the daughters H6430 of the Philistines H8055 rejoice, H1323 lest the daughters H6189 of the uncircumcised H5937 triumph.
21 H2022 You mountains H1533 of Gilboa, H2919 let there be no dew H4306 nor rain H7704 on you, neither fields H8641 of offerings; H4043 For there the shield H1368 of the mighty H1602 was vilely cast away, H4043 The shield H7586 of Saul H4899 was not anointed H8081 with oil.
22 H1818 From the blood H2491 of the slain, H2459 from the fat H1368 of the mighty, H3083 Jonathan's H7198 bow H7734 didn't turn H268 back. H7586 Saul's H2719 sword H7725 didn't return H7387 empty.
23 H7586 Saul H3083 and Jonathan H157 were lovely H5273 and pleasant H2416 in their lives. H4194 In their death, H6504 they were not divided. H7043 They were swifter H5404 than eagles. H1396 They were stronger H738 than lions.
24 H1323 You daughters H3478 of Israel, H1058 weep over H7586 Saul, H3847 who clothed H8144 you in scarlet H5730 delicately, H5927 who put H5716 ornaments H2091 of gold H3830 on your clothing.
25 H1368 How are the mighty H5307 fallen H8432 in the midst H4421 of the battle! H3083 Jonathan H2491 is slain H1116 on your high places.
26 H6887 I am distressed H251 for you, my brother H3083 Jonathan. H3966 You have been very H5276 pleasant H160 to me. Your love H6381 to me was wonderful, H160 passing the love H802 of women.