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2 Samuel 1

David Learns of Saul’s Death

1Now it happened after the death of Saul, when David had returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, that he stayed two days in Ziklag. On the third day a man came [unexpectedly] from Saul’s camp with his clothes torn and dust on his head [as in mourning]. When he came to David, he bowed to the ground and lay himself face down [in an act of great respect and submission]. Then David asked him, “Where do you come from?” He said, “I have escaped from the camp of Israel.” David said to him, “How did it go? Please tell me.” He answered, “The people have fled from the battle. Also, many of the people have fallen and are dead; Saul and Jonathan his son are also dead.” So David said to the young man who informed him, “How do you know Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?” And the young man who told him explained, “By chance I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and there was Saul leaning on his spear, and the chariots and horsemen [of the Philistines] were close behind him. When he turned to look behind him, he saw me, and called to me. And I answered, ‘Here I am.’ He asked me, ‘Who are you?’ I answered him, ‘I am an Amalekite.’ He said to me, ‘Stand up facing me and kill me, for [terrible] agony has come over me, yet I still live [and I will be taken alive].’ 10 So I stood facing him [a]and killed him, because I knew that he could not live after he had fallen. Then I took the crown which was on his head and the [b]band which was on his arm, and I have brought them here to my lord.”

11 Then David grasped his own clothes and tore them [in mourning]; so did all the men who were with him. 12 They mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and Jonathan his son, and for the Lord’s people and the house of [c]Israel, because they had fallen by the sword [in battle]. 13 David said to the young man who informed him, “Where are you from?” He answered, “I am the son of a foreigner (resident alien, sojourner), an Amalekite.” 14 David said to him, “How is it that you were not afraid to put out your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?” 15 David called one of the young men and said, “Go, execute him.” So he struck the Amalekite and he died. 16 David said to the [fallen] man, “[d]Your blood is on your own head, for your own mouth has testified against you, saying, ‘I have killed the Lord’s anointed.’”

David’s Dirge for Saul and Jonathan

17 Then David sang this dirge (funeral song) over Saul and his son Jonathan, 18 and he told them to teach the sons of Judah, the song of the bow. Behold, it is written in [e]the Book of Jashar:

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“Your glory and splendor, O Israel, is slain upon your high places!
How the mighty have fallen!
20 
“Tell it not in Gath,
Proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon,
Or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice,
The daughters of the uncircumcised (pagans) will exult.
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[f]O mountains of Gilboa,
Let not dew or rain be upon you, nor fields with offerings;
For there the shield of the mighty was defiled,
The shield of Saul, [dry, cracked] not [g]anointed with oil.
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“From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty,
The bow of Jonathan did not turn back,
And the sword of Saul did not return empty.
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“Saul and Jonathan, beloved and lovely and friends in their lives,
And in their death they were not separated;
They were swifter than eagles,
They were stronger than lions.
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“O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
Who clothed you [h]luxuriously in scarlet,
Who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.
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“How the mighty have fallen in the midst of the battle!
Jonathan lies slain upon your high places.
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“I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan;
You have been a good friend to me.
Your [i]love toward me was more wonderful
Than the love of women.
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“How the mighty have fallen,
And the weapons of war have perished!”

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Samuel 1:10 The young Amalekite’s story conflicts with the description of Saul’s suicide as recounted in 1 Sam 31:3-6. He must have, at the very least, witnessed Saul’s death since he was able to obtain the crown and the arm band. He apparently expected that his story about administering the deathblow, whether true or not, would result in some sort of reward or honor.
  2. 2 Samuel 1:10 This band or armlet was not jewelry, but a piece of armor worn around the arm.
  3. 2 Samuel 1:12 In general, sons of Israel or Israel or Israelites refers to all the people (males and females) of the various tribes descended from the twelve sons (Gen 35:23-26) of Jacob (later renamed Israel by God). In verses concerning things such as warfare or circumcision sons of Israel or Israel or Israelites usually refers only to the males. Tribes of ancient people were identified by the name of their founding ancestor. Therefore, this same general rule applies when referring to individual tribal groups, e.g. sons of Reuben, Reuben, Reubenites and so throughout.
  4. 2 Samuel 1:16 I.e. your death is your own fault.
  5. 2 Samuel 1:18 An early poetic account of the wars of Israel and the heroic acts of the warriors.
  6. 2 Samuel 1:21 As an expression of his grief David curses the place of Saul’s death.
  7. 2 Samuel 1:21 It was necessary to lubricate leather shields with oil to preserve them.
  8. 2 Samuel 1:24 Lit with jewelry.
  9. 2 Samuel 1:26 Jonathan graciously accepted God’s choice of David as the next ruler of Israel, and supported him, honored him, and wanted the very best for him.

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2 Samuel 1

Davi Recebe a Notícia da Morte de Saul

1Depois da morte de Saul, Davi retornou de sua vitória sobre os amalequitas. Fazia dois dias que ele estava em Ziclague quando, no terceiro dia, chegou um homem que vinha do acampamento de Saul, com as roupas rasgadas e terra na cabeça. Ao aproximar-se de Davi, prostrou-se, rosto em terra, em sinal de respeito.

Davi então lhe perguntou: “De onde você vem?”

Ele respondeu: “Fugi do acampamento israelita”.

Disse Davi: “Conte-me o que aconteceu”.

E o homem contou: “O nosso exército fugiu da batalha, e muitos morreram. Saul e Jônatas também estão mortos”.

Então Davi perguntou ao jovem que lhe trouxera as notícias: “Como você sabe que Saul e Jônatas estão mortos?”

O jovem respondeu: “Cheguei por acaso ao monte Gilboa, e lá estava Saul, apoiado em sua lança. Os carros de guerra e os oficiais da cavalaria estavam a ponto de alcançá-lo. Quando ele se virou e me viu, chamou-me gritando, e eu disse: Aqui estou.

“Ele me perguntou: ‘Quem é você?’

“Sou amalequita, respondi.

“Então ele me ordenou: ‘Venha aqui e mate-me! Estou na angústia da morte!’.

10 “Por isso aproximei-me dele e o matei, pois sabia que ele não sobreviveria ao ferimento. Peguei a coroa e o bracelete dele e trouxe-os a ti, meu senhor”.

11 Então Davi rasgou suas vestes; e os homens que estavam com ele fizeram o mesmo. 12 E se lamentaram, chorando e jejuando até o fim da tarde, por Saul e por seu filho Jônatas, pelo exército do Senhor e pelo povo de Israel, porque muitos haviam sido mortos à espada.

13 E Davi perguntou ao jovem que lhe trouxera as notícias: “De onde você é?”

E ele respondeu: “Sou filho de um estrangeiro, sou amalequita”.

14 Davi lhe perguntou: “Como você não temeu levantar a mão para matar o ungido do Senhor?”

15 Então Davi chamou um dos seus soldados e lhe disse: “Venha aqui e mate-o!” O servo o feriu, e o homem morreu. 16 Davi tinha dito ao jovem: “Você é responsável por sua própria morte. Sua boca testemunhou contra você, quando disse: ‘Matei o ungido do Senhor’”.

Davi Lamenta-se por Saul e Jônatas

17 Davi cantou este lamento sobre Saul e seu filho Jônatas, 18 e ordenou que se ensinasse aos homens de Judá; é o Lamento do Arco, que foi registrado no Livro de Jasar:

19 “O seu esplendor, ó Israel,
    está morto sobre os seus montes.
Como caíram os guerreiros!

20 “Não conte isso em Gate,
não o proclame nas ruas de Ascalom,
para que não se alegrem
    as filhas dos filisteus
nem exultem as filhas dos incircuncisos.

21 “Ó colinas de Gilboa,
nunca mais haja orvalho
nem chuva sobre vocês,
nem campos que produzam trigo
    para as ofertas.
Porque ali foi profanado
    o escudo dos guerreiros,
    o escudo de Saul,
que nunca mais será polido com óleo.
22 Do sangue dos mortos,
    da carne[a] dos guerreiros,
o arco de Jônatas nunca recuou,
a espada de Saul
    sempre cumpriu a sua tarefa.

23 “Saul e Jônatas, mui amados,
nem na vida nem na morte
    foram separados.
Eram mais ágeis que as águias,
mais fortes que os leões.

24 “Chorem por Saul,
    ó filhas de Israel!
Chorem aquele que as vestia
    de rubros ornamentos,
e suas roupas enfeitava
    com adornos de ouro.

25 “Como caíram os guerreiros
    no meio da batalha!
Jônatas está morto
    sobre os montes de Israel.
26 Como estou triste por você,
    Jônatas, meu irmão!
Como eu lhe queria bem!
    Sua amizade era, para mim, mais preciosa
que o amor das mulheres!

27 “Caíram os guerreiros!
As armas de guerra foram destruídas!”

Notas al pie

  1. 1.22 Hebraico: gordura.