2 Samuel 1:16-26 NIV

16 For David had said to him, "Your blood be on your own head.1 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 lament2 concerning Saul and his son Jonathan,3

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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):4

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19 "Your glory, O Israel, lies slain on your heights. How the mighty5 have fallen!6

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20 "Tell it not in Gath,7 proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon,8 lest the daughters of the Philistines9 be glad, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised rejoice.10

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21 "O mountains of Gilboa,11 may you have neither dew12 nor rain,13 nor fields that yield offerings14 [of grain]. For there the shield of the mighty was defiled, the shield of Saul--no longer rubbed with oil.15

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22 From the blood16 of the slain, from the flesh of the mighty, the bow17 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,18 they were stronger than lions.19

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24 "O daughters of Israel, weep for Saul, who clothed you in scarlet and finery, who adorned your garments with ornaments of gold.20

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25 "How the mighty have fallen in battle! Jonathan lies slain on your heights.
26 I grieve21 for you, Jonathan22 my brother;23 you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful,24 more wonderful than that of women.

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