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 soil 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 bowed down.
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 of a man H1616 who is a guest, 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 thine hand H7843 [H8763] to decay 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 sons 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 splendor, 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.