The Death of Saul and Jonathan
And it came to pass after the dying of Saul, that David returned from
striking Amalek. And David stayed in Ziklag [2
And it came to pass in the [2
third], that behold, a man came from out of the camp of the people of Saul, and his clothes were torn up, and earth was
upon his head. And it happened in his entering to David, that he fell upon the ground and did obeisance to him.
to him 1
David], From what place do you come? And he said to him, From out of the camp of Israel I have come through safe.
to him 1
David], What word is
this? Report to me! And he said, [3
have fled 1
people] from the battle, and [2
have fallen 1
many] of the people, and they died; and Saul and Jonathan his son died.
And David said to the servant-lad, In the reporting it, how do you know that [5
have died 1
servant-lad] reporting to him, By chance I fell among the mountain of Giboa; and behold, Saul was stayed upon his spear; and behold, the chariots and the commanders of the cavalry joined together against him.
And he looked behind him, and he beheld me, and he called me. And I said, Behold, it is
And he said to me, Who are you? And I said, [3
an Amalekite 1
And he said to me, Stand indeed above me, and put me to death! for [3
an awful], for [2is
my life] in me.
And I stood over him, and put him to death, for I knew that he would not live after he fell. And I took the crown, the one upon his head, and the armlet, the one upon his arm, and I brought them to
my master here.
Israel Mourns for Saul and Jonathan
And David took hold of his clothes, and tore them; and all the men, the ones with him.
And they beat their chests and wept, and fasted until evening over Saul, and over Jonathan his son, and over the people of Judah, and over the house of Israel, because they were struck by the
And David said to the servant-lad, the one reporting to him, From what place are you? And he said, [3the
of an Amalekite 1
to him 1
David], How is it
you do not fear to bear your hand to utterly destroy the anointed one of the LORD
And David called one of his servant-lads, and he said, Coming forward, you meet him! And he struck him, and he died.
David], Your blood be
upon your head, for your mouth answered against you, saying, I put to death the anointed one of the LORD
And David lamented this lamentation over Saul, and over Jonathan his son.
And he spoke to teach the sons of Judah. Behold, it is written upon the
scroll of the upright.
And he said, Set up a stone monument, O Israel, for the ones having died upon your heights -- being slain! How [2
are fallen 1the
Announce it not in Gath, and announce it not as good news in the streets of Ashkelon! lest at any time [3
should be glad 1the
Philistines], lest at any time [4
should exult 1the
of the 3
O mountains in Gilboa, may there not fall upon you neither dew nor rain; and O fields of first-fruits, for there [3
was loathed 1the
mighty ones], the
shield of Saul was not anointed with oil.
blood of the
slain, and from the
fat of the
mighty ones, the
bow of Jonathan did not return empty to the rear; and the
broadsword of Saul did not return empty.
Saul and Jonathan, the ones being loved, and beautiful ones; not parted in their life, and in their death they were not parted. [2
Nimble], and [2
Daughters of Israel, weep over Saul! the one dressing you with scarlet apparel
, with your ornament; the one bearing [2
a golden] for your clothes.
mighty ones] in the
midst of battle, O Jonathan, upon your heights you were slain.
I ache over you, Jonathan, O my brother. You were beautiful to me, exceedingly; [3
caused wonder 1
your affection 2
to me] -- above the
affection of women.
O how [2
mighty ones], and [3