2 Samuel 1:13-23 NIV

13 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.

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      14 David asked him, "Why were you not afraid to lift your hand to destroy the LORD's anointed?2"

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      15 Then David called one of his men and said, "Go, strike him down!"3 So he struck him down, and he died.4

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      16 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.' "

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      David's Lament for Saul and Jonathan

      17 David took up this lament6 concerning Saul and his son Jonathan,7

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      18 and ordered that the men of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):8

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      19 "Your glory, O Israel, lies slain on your heights. How the mighty9 have fallen!10

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      20 "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.14

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      21 "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.19

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      22 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.

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      23 "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

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