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 Afahamishwa Kifo Cha Sauli
11:1 1Sam 26:10; 1Nya 10:13; Yos 22:8; 1Sam 30:17; Mwa 14:7; Hes 13:29; 1Sam 11:11; 1Fal 20:29-30Baada ya kifo cha Sauli, Daudi alipokuwa amerudi kutoka kuwashinda Waamaleki, Daudi alikaa siku mbili huko Siklagi. 21:2 2Sam 4:10; Ay 2:12; Eze 27:30; 1Sam 20:41; Mwa 37:7; 37:29; 44:13; Hes 14:6; Yos 7:6; Ay 1:20; Mdo 14:14Siku ya tatu akaja mtu mwenye nguo zilizoraruka na mavumbi kichwani mwake kutoka kwenye kambi ya Sauli. Alipomjia Daudi, akajitupa chini ili kumpa heshima.
3Daudi akamuuliza, “Wewe umetoka wapi?”
Akamjibu, “Nimetoroka kutoka kambi ya Waisraeli.”
41:4 1Sam 4:16Daudi akamuuliza, “Ni nini kilichotokea? Niambie.”
Akasema, “Watu walikimbia kutoka vitani. Wengi wao walianguka na kufa. Naye Sauli na Yonathani mwanawe wamekufa.”
5Ndipo Daudi akamwambia huyo kijana aliyemletea taarifa, “Je, umefahamuje kwamba Sauli na Yonathani mwanawe wamekufa?”
61:6 1Sam 28:4; 31:2-4; 1Nya 10:1-3Yule kijana akasema, “Nilijipata huko Mlima Gilboa, naye Sauli alikuwa huko akiegemea mkuki wake, na magari ya vita na wapanda farasi wa upande wa adui wakawa wamemkaribia sana. 7Alipogeuka na kuniona, akaniita, nami nikasema, ‘Je, nifanye nini?’
81:8 1Sam 15:2; 27:8; 30:13, 17“Akaniuliza, ‘Wewe ni nani?’
“Nikamjibu, ‘Mimi ni Mwamaleki.’
91:9 Amu 9:54“Kisha akaniambia, ‘Nikaribie mimi na uniue! Niko katika maumivu makali ya kifo, lakini bado ningali hai.’
101:10 Amu 9:54; 2Fal 11:12“Kwa hiyo nikamkaribia nikamuua, kwa sababu nilijua kwamba baada ya kuanguka hangeweza kupona. Nami nikachukua lile taji lililokuwa kichwani mwake na utepe uliokuwa mkononi mwake nami nimevileta hapa kwa bwana wangu.”
111:11 Mwa 37:29; Hes 14:6; Yos 7:6; 2Sam 3:31; 13:31; Ezr 9:3; 2Nya 34:27; Yoe 2:13Ndipo Daudi pamoja na watu wote waliokuwa pamoja naye wakazishika nguo zao na kuzirarua. 12Wakaomboleza, wakalia pia na kufunga mpaka jioni kwa ajili ya Sauli na Yonathani mwanawe, kwa ajili ya jeshi la Bwana na nyumba ya Israeli, kwa sababu wameanguka kwa upanga.
131:13 1Sam 14:48Daudi akamwambia yule kijana aliyemletea taarifa, “Wewe ni mwenyeji wa wapi?”
Akamjibu, “Mimi ni mwana wa mgeni, Mwamaleki.”
141:14 1Sam 12:3; 26:9; 24:6; Hes 12:8; Za 105:15Daudi akamuuliza, “Kwa nini hukuogopa kuinua mkono wako ili kumwangamiza mpakwa mafuta wa Bwana?”
151:15 2Sam 4:10-12; Amu 8:20; 1Sam 22:17-18; 1Fal 2:25, 34, 46Kisha Daudi akamwita mmoja wa watu wake na kumwambia, “Nenda ukamuue!” Kwa hiyo akampiga, naye akafa. 161:16 Law 20:9; Mt 27; 24:25; Mdo 18:6; 1Sam 26:9; Lk 19:22Kwa maana Daudi alikuwa amemwambia, “Damu yako iwe juu ya kichwa chako mwenyewe. Kinywa chako mwenyewe kimeshuhudia dhidi yako uliposema, ‘Nilimuua mpakwa mafuta wa Bwana.’ ”
Ombolezo La Daudi Kwa Ajili Ya Sauli Na Yonathani
171:17 Mwa 50:10; Eze 32:2; 2Nya 35:25Daudi akafanya maombolezo haya kuhusu Sauli na Yonathani mwanawe, 181:18 Yos 10:13; 1Sam 31:3naye akaagiza kwamba watu wa Yuda wafundishwe ombolezo hili la upinde (ambalo limeandikwa katika Kitabu cha Yashari):
191:19 2Sam 23:8; Za 29:1; 45:3; 2Sam 3:38“Walio fahari yako, ee Israeli, wameuawa juu ya mahali pako palipoinuka.
Jinsi wenye nguvu walivyoanguka!
201:20 Mik 1:10; Yos 13:3; 1Sam 31:8; 18:6; Amu 16:23; Kut 15:20; Amu 11:34“Msilisimulie hili katika Gathi,
msilitangaze hili katika
barabara za Ashkeloni,
binti za Wafilisti wasije wakafurahia,
binti za hao wasiotahiriwa
211:21 Mwa 27:28; Isa 18:4; Kum 11:17; 1Fal 8:35; 17:1; 18:1; 2Nya 6:26; Ay 36:27; 38:28; Za 65:10; 147:8; Isa 5:6; Yer 5:24; 14:4; 12:4; Eze 31:5; Isa 21:5“Enyi milima ya Gilboa,
msipate umande wala mvua,
wala mashamba yazaayo sadaka ya nafaka.
Kwa maana huko ndiko ngao ya mwenye nguvu iliponajisiwa,
ngao ya Sauli haitapakwa tena mafuta.
221:22 Isa 34:3, 7; 49:26; Kum 32:42; 1Sam 18:4Kutokana na damu ya waliouawa,
kutokana na miili ya wenye nguvu,
ule upinde wa Yonathani haukugeuka nyuma.
Upanga wa Sauli haukurudi bure.
231:23 Kum 28:49; Amu 14:18; Yer 4:13“Sauli na Yonathani,
maishani walipendwa na kuneemeka,
na katika kifo hawakutengana.
Walikuwa wepesi kuliko tai,
walikuwa na nguvu kuliko simba.
241:24 Amu 5:30“Enyi binti za Israeli,
lieni kwa ajili ya Sauli,
ambaye aliwavika nguo
nyekundu na maridadi,
ambaye aliremba mavazi yenu
kwa mapambo ya dhahabu.
25“Tazama jinsi mashujaa
mahali pako palipoinuka.
261:26 Yer 22:18; 34:5; 1Sam 20:42; 18:1; 19:2; 20:17Nahuzunika kwa ajili yako,
Yonathani ndugu yangu,
kwangu ulikuwa mpendwa sana.
Upendo wako kwangu ulikuwa wa ajabu,
wa ajabu zaidi kuliko ule wa wanawake.
271:27 1Sam 2:4“Tazama jinsi mashujaa walivyoanguka!
Silaha za vita zimeangamia!”