1Now it came to pass after the death of Sha’ul [desired], when David [beloved] was returned from the slaughter of the ‘Amalekim [Dwellers in a Valley], and David [beloved] had abode two days in Ziklag [Winding];
2It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Sha’ul [desired] with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head: and [so] it was, when he came to David [beloved], that he fell to the earth, and did obesiance (bowing or kneeling in respect).
3And David [beloved] said unto him, From where do youi come? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] am I escaped.
4And David [beloved] said unto him, How went the matter? I pray youi, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Sha’ul [desired] and Y’honatan [Yehovah has Given] his son are dead also.
5And David [beloved] said unto the young man that told him, How know youi that Sha’ul [desired] and Y’honatan [Yehovah has Given] his son be dead?
6And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa [swollen heap], behold, Sha’ul [desired] leaned upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him.
7And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I answered, Here [am] I.
8And he said unto me, Who [are] youi? And I answered him, I [am] an ‘Amaleki [Dwellers in a Valley].
9He said unto me again, Stand, I pray youi, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because my life [is] yet whole in me.
10So I stood upon him, and killed him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that [was] upon his head, and the bracelet that [was] on his arm, and have brought them here unto my lord.
11Then David [beloved] took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that [were] with him:
12And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Sha’ul [desired], and for Y’honatan [Yehovah has Given] his son, and for the people of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), and for the house of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God]; because they were fallen by the sword.
13And David [beloved] said unto the young man that told him, Whence [are] youi? And he answered, I [am] the son of a stranger, an ‘Amaleki [Dwellers in a Valley].
14And David [beloved] said unto him, How were youi not afraid to stretch forth youi hand to destroy the Lord-Yehōvah’s [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] anointed?
15And David [beloved] called one of the young men, and said, Go near, [and] fall upon him. And he struck him that he died.
16And David [beloved] said unto him, You1s blood [be] upon youi head; for youi mouth has testified against youi, saying, I have slain the Lord-Yehōvah’s [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] anointed.
17And David [beloved] lamented with this lamentation over Sha’ul [desired] and over Y’honatan [Yehovah has Given] his son:
18(Also he bade them teach the children of Y’hudah [Let Him (God) Be Praised] [the use of] the bow: behold, [it is] written in the book of Yahsar [Upright, Correct].)
19The beauty of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] is slain upon youi high places: how are the mighty fallen!
20Tell [it] not in Gat [Winepress], publish [it] not in the streets of Askelon [The Fire of Infamy: I shall be Weighed]; lest the daughters of the P’lishtim [Immigrants] rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
21You2f mountains of Gilboa [swollen heap], [let there be] no dew, neither [let there be] rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Sha’ul [desired], [as though he had] not [been] anointed with oil.
22From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Y’honatan [Yehovah has Given] turned not back, and the sword of Sha’ul [desired] returned not empty.
23Sha’ul [desired] and Y’honatan [Yehovah has Given] [were] lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
24You2f daughters of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God], weep over Sha’ul [desired], who clothed you in scarlet, with [other] delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.
25How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Y’honatan [Yehovah has Given], [youi were] slain in youi high places.
26I am distressed for youi, my brother Y’honatan [Yehovah has Given]: very pleasant have youi been unto me: youi love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
27How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!