1Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag; 2It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with 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. 3And David said unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped. 4And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also.1.4 How…: Heb. What was, etc 5And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead? 6And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul 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.1.7 Here…: Heb. Behold me 8And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite. 9He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole in me.1.9 anguish…: or, my coat of mail (or, my embroidered coat) hindereth me, that my, etc 10So I stood upon him, and slew 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 hither unto my lord.
11Then David 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 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.
13¶ 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. 14And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD’s anointed? 15And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died. 16And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD’s anointed.
17¶ And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son: 18(Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)1.18 of Jasher: or, of the upright 19The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen! 20Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph. 21Ye mountains 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 anointed with oil. 22From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty. 23Saul and Jonathan 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.1.23 pleasant: or, sweet 24Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, 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 Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places. 26I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. 27How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!
Daudi Kwĩrwo Ũhoro wa Gĩkuũ gĩa Saũlũ
11:1 1Sam 30:17; Kĩam 14:7; Ndar 13:29Na rĩrĩ, thuutha wa gĩkuũ gĩa Saũlũ, Daudi agĩkorwo aacooka kuuma kũhoota Aamaleki na agĩikara kũu Zikilagi mĩthenya ĩĩrĩ. 21:2 1Sam 4:12; Ayub 2:12Mũthenya wa ĩtatũ-rĩ, hagĩũka mũndũ oimĩte kambĩ-inĩ ya Saũlũ, arĩ na nguo ndembũkangu na rũkũngũ mũtwe. Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa aakinyire harĩ Daudi, akĩĩgũithia thĩ nĩguo amũhe gĩtĩĩo.
3Daudi akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Wee uumĩte kũ?”
Nake akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ kũũra njũrĩte, ngoima kambĩ-inĩ ya andũ a Isiraeli.”
4Daudi akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Kaĩ gwĩkĩkĩte atĩa? Ta njĩĩra.”
Nake akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Andũ nĩmorĩte makoima mbaara-inĩ. Na andũ aingĩ nĩmooragĩtwo. Nake Saũlũ na mũriũ Jonathani nĩmakuĩte.”
5Ningĩ Daudi akĩũria mwanake ũcio wamũreheire ũhoro ũcio atĩrĩ, “Ũmenyete atĩa atĩ Saũlũ na mũriũ Jonathani nĩmakuĩte?”
61:6 1Sam 28:4Mwanake ũcio akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Ndĩrakorirwo ndĩ hau kĩrĩma-inĩ kĩa Giliboa, na hau nĩho ndĩronire Saũlũ, etiranĩtie na itimũ rĩake, akiriĩ gũkorererwo nĩ ngaari cia ita na ahaici a mbarathi. 7Rĩrĩa eehũgũrire, akĩnyona, na akĩnjĩta, na niĩ ngĩmũũria atĩrĩ, ‘Ũngĩenda ngwĩkĩre atĩa?’
81:8 1Sam 15:2“Nake akĩnjũũria atĩrĩ, ‘Wee ũrĩ ũ?’
“Ngĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, ‘Niĩ ndĩ Mũamaleki.’
91:9 Atiir 9:54“Ningĩ akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, ‘Ũka haha ũnjũrage! Niĩ ndĩ na ruo rũnene mũno rwa gĩkuũ, no ndĩ o muoyo.’
101:10 2Ath 11:12“Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ngĩthiĩ harĩ we, ngĩmũũraga, tondũ nĩndamenyire atĩ arĩkĩtie kũgũa ndekũhona. Ngĩruta thũmbĩ ĩrĩa yarĩ mũtwe wake, na mũrĩnga ũrĩa warĩ guoko gwake, na nĩcio indo iria ndarehera mwathi wakwa.”
111:11 Kĩam 37:29; Ndar 14:6Hĩndĩ ĩyo Daudi na andũ othe arĩa maarĩ nake makĩnyiita nguo ciao, magĩcitembũranga. 12Nao magĩcakaya, na makĩrĩra, o na makĩĩhinga kũrĩa irio nginya hwaĩ-inĩ, nĩ ũndũ wa Saũlũ na mũriũ Jonathani, o na nĩ ũndũ wa mbũtũ cia ita cia Jehova, na nyũmba ya Isiraeli, tondũ nĩmooragĩtwo na rũhiũ rwa njora.
13Daudi akĩũria mwanake ũcio wamũreheire ũhoro atĩrĩ, “Wee uumĩte kũ?”
Nake agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Niĩ ndĩ mũriũ wa mũndũ wa kũngĩ, Mũamaleki.”
141:14 1Sam 26:9Daudi akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ kĩĩ kĩragiririe wĩtigĩre gũtambũrũkia guoko gwaku ũũrage mũitĩrĩrie maguta wa Jehova?”
151:15 2Sam 4:10Ningĩ Daudi agĩĩta ũmwe wa andũ ake, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Thiĩ, ũmũũrage!” Nake akĩmũringa, agĩkua. 161:16 Alaw 20:9; Atũm 18:6Nĩgũkorwo Daudi aamwĩĩrire atĩrĩ, “Thakame yaku ĩrogũcookerera. Kanua gaku we mwene nĩko kaaruta ũira wa gũgũũkĩrĩra, rĩrĩa uugire atĩrĩ, ‘Nĩndĩrooragire mũitĩrĩrie maguta wa Jehova.’ ”
Daudi Gũcakaĩra Saũlũ na Jonathani
171:17 Kĩam 50:10; Ezek 32:2Nake Daudi agĩcakaĩra Saũlũ na mũriũ Jonathani, 181:18 Josh 10:13na agĩathana atĩ andũ a Juda marutwo icakaya rĩĩrĩ rĩĩtagwo rwĩmbo rwa ũta (narĩo rĩandĩkĩtwo Ibuku-inĩ rĩa Jasharu):
191:19 2Sam 23:8; Thab 29:1; 45:3“Wee Isiraeli, riiri waku ũũragĩtwo irĩma-inĩ ciaku.
Hĩ, kaĩ andũ arĩa njamba nĩmagwĩte-ĩ!
201:20 Mik 1:10; 1Sam 31:8; 1Sam 18:6“Ũhoro ũyũ ndũkaheanwo Gathu,
o na ndũkanĩrĩrwo njĩra-inĩ cia Ashikeloni,1:20 Matũũra ma Gathu na Ashikeloni maarĩ ma Afilisti.
nĩguo airĩtu a Afilisti matigacanjamũke,
na nĩguo airĩtu a andũ acio mataruaga matigakene.
211:21 Kĩam 27:28; Ayub 36:27; Isa 21:5“Atĩrĩrĩ, inyuĩ irĩma cia Giliboa,
mũroaga kũgĩa na ime kana mbura,
o na kana mĩgũnda ĩngĩciara ngano ya kũrutwo igongona.
Nĩgũkorwo kũu nĩkuo ngo ya mũndũ ũrĩa njamba yathaahĩirio,
ngo ĩyo ya Saũlũ ndĩkahuurwo na maguta rĩngĩ.1:21 Ngo ciakagwo na njũũa, na ikahakwo maguta nĩguo citũũre mũno.
221:22 Isa 34:3, 7; Gũcook 32:42Kuuma kũrĩ thakame ya arĩa moragĩtwo,
na kuuma kũrĩ mĩĩrĩ ya andũ acio njamba,
ũta wa Jonathani ndũrĩ wahũndũka tũhũ,
kana rũhiũ rwa njora rwa Saũlũ rũkahũndũka ũtheri.
231:23 Atiir 14:18“Saũlũ na Jonathani,
marĩ muoyo nĩmendetwo na maarĩ andũ ega,
o na gĩkuũ-inĩ matiatiganire.
Maahanyũkaga gũkĩra nderi,
maarĩ hinya gũkĩra mĩrũũthi.
24“Inyuĩ airĩtu a Isiraeli,
ũrĩa wamũhumbaga nguo ndune ta gakarakũ na ikagemio,
nĩwe wagemagia nguo cianyu na indo cia thahabu.
25“Hĩ, kaĩ andũ arĩa njamba nĩmagwĩrĩire mbaara-inĩ-ĩ!
Jonathani nĩmũkuũ, akooragĩrwo irĩma-inĩ ciaku.
261:26 Jer 22:18; 1Sam 18:1Niĩ ndĩ na kĩeha nĩ ũndũ waku Jonathani, wee mũrũ wa baba;
niĩ nĩndĩrakwendete mũno.
Wendo waku kũrĩ niĩ ũraarĩ wa magegania,
Nĩ wa kũgegania ũgakĩra wendo wa andũ-a-nja.
271:27 1Sam 2:4“Hĩ, kaĩ andũ arĩa njamba nĩmagwĩte-ĩ!
Indo cia mbaara nĩithirĩte!”