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2 Samuel 1 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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After the death of Saul, David returned from his victory over the Amalekites and spent two days in Ziklag.

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“What happened?” David demanded. “Tell me how the battle went.” The man replied, “Our entire army fled from the battle. Many of the men are dead, and Saul and his son Jonathan are also dead.”

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“How do you know Saul and Jonathan are dead?” David demanded of the young man.

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The man answered, “I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and there was Saul leaning on his spear with the enemy chariots and charioteers closing in on him.

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When he turned and saw me, he cried out for me to come to him. ‘How can I help?’ I asked him.

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“He responded, ‘Who are you?’ “‘I am an Amalekite,’ I told him.

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“So I killed him,” the Amalekite told David, “for I knew he couldn’t live. Then I took his crown and his armband, and I have brought them here to you, my lord.”

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Then David said to the young man who had brought the news, “Where are you from?” And he replied, “I am a foreigner, an Amalekite, who lives in your land.”

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“Why were you not afraid to kill the LORD’s anointed one?” David asked.

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Then David said to one of his men, “Kill him!” So the man thrust his sword into the Amalekite and killed him.

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Then David composed a funeral song for Saul and Jonathan,

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and he commanded that it be taught to the people of Judah. It is known as the Song of the Bow, and it is recorded in The Book of Jashar.[fn]

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Your pride and joy, O Israel, lies dead on the hills!
Oh, how the mighty heroes have fallen!

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Don’t announce the news in Gath,
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O mountains of Gilboa,
let there be no dew or rain upon you,
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the shield of Saul will no longer be anointed with oil.

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The bow of Jonathan was powerful,
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How beloved and gracious were Saul and Jonathan!
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O women of Israel, weep for Saul,
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Oh, how the mighty heroes have fallen in battle!
Jonathan lies dead on the hills.

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How I weep for you, my brother Jonathan!
Oh, how much I loved you!
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Oh, how the mighty heroes have fallen!
Stripped of their weapons, they lie dead.
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