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2 Samuel 1

NIRV 1 After Saul died, David returned to Ziklag. He had won the battle over the Amalekites. He stayed in Ziklag for two days. NIV 1 After the death of Saul, David returned from defeating the Amalekites and stayed in Ziklag two days. NIRV 2 On the third day a man arrived from Saul's camp. His clothes were torn. He had dust on his head. When he came to David, he fell to the ground to show him respect. NIV 2 On the third day a man arrived from Saul's camp, with his clothes torn and with dust on his head. When he came to David, he fell to the ground to pay him honor. NIRV 3 "Where have you come from?" David asked him. He answered, "I've escaped from Israel's camp." NIV 3 "Where have you come from?" David asked him. He answered, "I have escaped from the Israelite camp." NIRV 4 "What happened?" David asked. "Tell me." He said, "Israel's men ran away from the battle. Many of them were killed. Saul and his son Jonathan are dead." NIV 4 "What happened?" David asked. "Tell me." He said, "The men fled from the battle. Many of them fell and died. And Saul and his son Jonathan are dead." NIRV 5 David spoke to the young man who brought him the report. He asked him, "How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?" NIV 5 Then David said to the young man who brought him the report, "How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?" NIRV 6 "I just happened to be there on Mount Gilboa," the young man said. "Saul was there too. He was leaning on his spear. The enemy chariots and chariot drivers had almost caught up with him. NIV 6 "I happened to be on Mount Gilboa," the young man said, "and there was Saul, leaning on his spear, with the chariots and riders almost upon him. NIRV 7 Then he turned around and saw me. He called out to me. I said, 'What do you want me to do?' NIV 7 When he turned around and saw me, he called out to me, and I said, 'What can I do?' NIRV 8 "He asked me, 'Who are you?' " 'An Amalekite,' I answered. NIV 8 "He asked me, 'Who are you?' " 'An Amalekite,' I answered. NIRV 9 "Then he said to me, 'Stand over me and kill me! I'm close to death, but I'm still alive.' NIV 9 "Then he said to me, 'Stand over me and kill me! I am in the throes of death, but I'm still alive.' NIRV 10 "So I stood over him and killed him. I did it because I knew that after he had lost the battle he would be killed anyway. So I took the crown that was on his head. I also took his armband. I've brought them here to you. You are my master." NIV 10 "So I stood over him and killed him, because I knew that after he had fallen he could not survive. And I took the crown that was on his head and the band on his arm and have brought them here to my lord." NIRV 11 Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them. All of his men did the same thing. NIV 11 Then David and all the men with him took hold of their clothes and tore them. NIRV 12 All of them were filled with sadness. They sobbed over the whole nation of Israel. They didn't eat anything until evening. That's because Saul and Jonathan and the LORD's army had been killed with swords. NIV 12 They mourned and wept and fasted till evening for Saul and his son Jonathan, and for the army of the LORD and the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword. NIRV 13 David spoke to the young man who had brought him the report. He asked, "Where are you from?" "I'm the son of an outsider, an Amalekite," he answered. 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," he answered. NIRV 14 David asked him, "Why weren't you afraid to lift your hand to kill the LORD's anointed king?" NIV 14 David asked him, "Why were you not afraid to lift your hand to destroy the LORD's anointed?" NIRV 15 Then David called for one of his men. He said, "Go! Strike him down!" So he struck the man down, and the man died. NIV 15 Then David called one of his men and said, "Go, strike him down!" So he struck him down, and he died. NIRV 16 That's because David had said to him, "Anything that happens to you will be your own fault. What your own mouth has spoken is a witness against you. You said, 'I killed the LORD's anointed king.' " NIV 16 For David had said to him, "Your blood be on your own head. Your own mouth testified against you when you said, 'I killed the LORD's anointed.' " NIRV 17 David sang a song of sadness about Saul and his son Jonathan. NIV 17 David took up this lament concerning Saul and his son Jonathan, NIRV 18 He ordered that it be taught to the people of Judah. It is called The Song of the Bow. It is written down in the Book of Jashar. David sang, NIV 18 and ordered that the men of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar): NIRV 19 "Israel, your glorious leaders lie dead on your hills. Your mighty men have fallen. NIV 19 "Your glory, O Israel, lies slain on your heights. How the mighty have fallen! NIRV 20 "Don't announce it in Gath. Don't tell it in the streets of Ashkelon. If you do, the daughters of the Philistines will be glad. The daughters of men who haven't been circumcised will be joyful. NIV 20 "Tell it not in Gath, proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines be glad, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised rejoice. NIRV 21 "Mountains of Gilboa, may no dew or rain fall on you. May your fields not produce any offerings of grain. The shield of the mighty king lies polluted there. The shield of Saul lies there. It isn't rubbed with oil anymore. NIV 21 "O mountains of Gilboa, may you have neither dew nor rain, nor fields that yield offerings [of grain]. For there the shield of the mighty was defiled, the shield of Saul--no longer rubbed with oil. NIRV 22 The bow of Jonathan didn't turn back. The sword of Saul didn't return without being satisfied. They spilled the blood of their enemies. They killed mighty men. NIV 22 From the blood of the slain, from the flesh of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan did not turn back, the sword of Saul did not return unsatisfied. NIRV 23 "In life Saul and Jonathan were loved and gracious. In death they were not parted. They were faster than eagles. They were stronger than lions. NIV 23 "Saul and Jonathan-- in life they were loved and gracious, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions. NIRV 24 "Daughters of Israel, sob over Saul. He dressed you in the finest clothes. He decorated your clothes with ornaments of gold. NIV 24 "O daughters of Israel, weep for Saul, who clothed you in scarlet and finery, who adorned your garments with ornaments of gold. NIRV 25 "Your mighty men have fallen in battle. Jonathan lies dead on your hills. NIV 25 "How the mighty have fallen in battle! Jonathan lies slain on your heights. NIRV 26 My brother Jonathan, I'm filled with sadness because of you. You were very special to me. Your love for me was wonderful. It was more wonderful than the love of women. NIV 26 I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women. NIRV 27 "Israel's mighty men have fallen. Their weapons of war are broken." NIV 27 "How the mighty have fallen! The weapons of war have perished!"