2 Samuel 1 ©
An Amalekite bringeth to David the news of the Israelites' defeat, and chargeth himself with Saul's death. David and his men mourn thereat. The Amalekite is slain by David's command. David's lamentation over Saul and Jonathan.
It came even to pass con the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul dwith his clothes rent, and earth upon his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did *obeisance.
And David said unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.
And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I answered, 2Here am I.
He said unto me again, *Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: 3for anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole in me.
And they kmourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.
¶And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence art thou? And he answered, I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.
Ye xmountains of Gilboa, 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 Saul, as though he had not been yanointed with oil.
From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, zthe bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.