Book 10 of 66: 2 Samuel: Chapter 001 of 24

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010:Book 10


010: 2


010:Samuel Book 10


010:2


010:Samuel 001:001
Now it came to pass after the death of Saul,
when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites,
and David had abode two days in Ziklag;


010:001:002
It came even to pass on the third day,
that,
behold,
a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent,
and earth upon his head:
and so it was,
when he came to David,
that he fell to the earth,
and did obeisance.


010:001:003
And David said unto him,
From whence comest thou?
And he said unto him,
Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.


010:001:004
And David said unto him,
How went the matter?
I pray thee,
tell me.
And he answered,
That the people are fled from the battle,
and many of the people also are fallen and dead;
and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also.


010:001:005
And David said unto the young man that told him,
How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead?


010:001:006
And the young man that told him said,
As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa,
behold,
Saul leaned upon his spear;
and,
lo,
the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him.


010:001:007
And when he looked behind him,
he saw me,
and called unto me.
And I answered,
Here am I.


010:001:008
And he said unto me,
Who art thou?
And I answered him,
I am an Amalekite.


010:001:009
He said unto me again,
Stand,
I pray thee,
upon me,
and slay me:
for anguish is come upon me,
because my life is yet whole in me.


010:001:010
So I stood upon him,
and slew him,
because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen:
and I took the crown that was upon his head,
and the bracelet that was on his arm,
and have brought them hither unto my lord.


010:001:011
Then David took hold on his clothes,
and rent them;
and likewise all the men that were with him:


010:001:012
And they mourned,
and wept,
and fasted until even,
for Saul,
and for Jonathan his son,
and for the people of the LORD,
and for the house of Israel;
because they were fallen by the sword.


010:001:013
And David said unto the young man that told him,
Whence art thou?
And he answered,
I am the son of a stranger,
an Amalekite.


010:001:014
And David said unto him,
How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD's anointed?


010:001:015
And David called one of the young men,
and said,
Go near,
and fall upon him.
And he smote him that he died.


010:001:016
And David said unto him,
Thy blood be upon thy head;
for thy mouth hath testified against thee,
saying,
I have slain the LORD's anointed.


010:001:017
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:


010:001:018
(Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow:
behold,
it is written in the book of Jasher.)


010:001:019
The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places:
how are the mighty fallen!


010:001:020
Tell it not in Gath,
publish it not in the streets of Askelon;
lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice,
lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.


010:001:021
Ye mountains of Gilboa,
let there be no dew,
neither let there be rain,
upon you,
nor fields of offerings:
for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away,
the shield of Saul,
as though he had not been anointed with oil.


010:001:022
From the blood of the slain,
from the fat of the mighty,
the bow of Jonathan turned not back,
and the sword of Saul returned not empty.


010:001:023
Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives,
and in their death they were not divided:
they were swifter than eagles,
they were stronger than lions.


010:001:024
Ye daughters of Israel,
weep over Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet,
with other delights,
who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.


010:001:025
How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!
O Jonathan,
thou wast slain in thine high places.


010:001:026
I am distressed for thee,
my brother Jonathan:
very pleasant hast thou been unto me:
thy love to me was wonderful,
passing the love of women.


010:001:027
How are the mighty fallen,
and the weapons of war perished!


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