David said to the young man who brought him the report, "Where are you from?" "I am the son of an alien, an Amalekite,1" he answered.
David asked him, "Why were you not afraid to lift your hand to destroy the LORD's anointed?2"
Then David called one of his men and said, "Go, strike him down!"3 So he struck him down, and he died.416
For David had said to him, "Your blood be on your own head.5 Your own mouth testified against you when you said, 'I killed the LORD's anointed.' "
David took up this lament6 concerning Saul and his son Jonathan,718
and ordered that the men of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):819
"Your glory, O Israel, lies slain on your heights. How the mighty9 have fallen!1020
"Tell it not in Gath,11 proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon,12 lest the daughters of the Philistines13 be glad, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised rejoice.1421
"O mountains of Gilboa,15 may you have neither dew16 nor rain,17 nor fields that yield offerings18 [of grain]. For there the shield of the mighty was defiled, the shield of Saul--no longer rubbed with oil.1922
From the blood20 of the slain, from the flesh of the mighty, the bow21 of Jonathan did not turn back, the sword of Saul did not return unsatisfied.
"Saul and Jonathan-- in life they were loved and gracious, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles,22 they were stronger than lions.23