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2 Samuel 1 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:1 - And 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;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:2 - it came 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.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:3 - And David said unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:4 - And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, 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.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:5 - And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead?

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:6 - And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul was leaning upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and the horsemen followed hard after him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:7 - And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I answered, Here am I.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:8 - And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:9 - And he said unto me, Stand, I pray thee, beside me, and slay me; for anguish hath taken hold of me, because my life is yet whole in me.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:10 - So I stood beside 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.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:11 - Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him:

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:12 - and they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of Jehovah, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:13 - And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence art thou? And he answered, I am the son of a sojourner, an Amalekite.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:14 - And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to put forth thy hand to destroy Jehovah’s anointed?

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:15 - And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him, so that he died.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:16 - And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain Jehovah’s anointed.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:17 - And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:18 - (and he bade them teach the children of Judah the song of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jashar):

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:19 -
Thy glory, O Israel, is slain upon thy high places!
How are the mighty fallen!

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:20 -
Tell it not in Gath,
Publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon;
Lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice,
Lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:21 -
Ye mountains of Gilboa,
Let there be no dew nor rain upon you, neither fields of offerings:
For there the shield of the mighty was vilely cast away,
The shield of Saul, not anointed with oil.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:22 -
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.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:23 -
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.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:24 -
Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
Who clothed you in scarlet delicately,
Who put ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:25 -
How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!
Jonathan is slain upon thy high places.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:26 -
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.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:27 -
How are the mighty fallen,
And the weapons of war perished!
ASV

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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