New International Version

2 Samuel 1

David Hears of Saul’s Death

1After the death of Saul, David returned from striking down the Amalekites and stayed in Ziklag two days. On the third day a man arrived from Saul’s camp with his clothes torn and dust on his head. When he came to David, he fell to the ground to pay him honor.

“Where have you come from?” David asked him.

He answered, “I have escaped from the Israelite camp.”

“What happened?” David asked. “Tell me.”

“The men fled from the battle,” he replied. “Many of them fell and died. And Saul and his son Jonathan are dead.”

Then David said to the young man who brought him the report, “How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?”

“I happened to be on Mount Gilboa,” the young man said, “and there was Saul, leaning on his spear, with the chariots and their drivers in hot pursuit. When he turned around and saw me, he called out to me, and I said, ‘What can I do?’

“He asked me, ‘Who are you?’

“‘An Amalekite,’ I answered.

“Then he said to me, ‘Stand here by me and kill me! I’m in the throes of death, but I’m still alive.’

10 “So I stood beside him and killed him, because I knew that after he had fallen he could not survive. And I took the crown that was on his head and the band on his arm and have brought them here to my lord.”

11 Then David and all the men with him took hold of their clothes and tore them. 12 They mourned and wept and fasted till evening for Saul and his son Jonathan, and for the army of the Lord and for the nation of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.

13 David said to the young man who brought him the report, “Where are you from?”

“I am the son of a foreigner, an Amalekite,” he answered.

14 David asked him, “Why weren’t you afraid to lift your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?”

15 Then David called one of his men and said, “Go, strike him down!” So he struck him down, and he died. 16 For David had said to him, “Your blood be on your own head. Your own mouth testified against you when you said, ‘I killed the Lord’s anointed.’”

David’s Lament for Saul and Jonathan

17 David took up this lament concerning Saul and his son Jonathan, 18 and he ordered that the people of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):

19 “A gazelle[a] lies slain on your heights, Israel.
    How the mighty have fallen!

20 “Tell it not in Gath,
    proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon,
lest the daughters of the Philistines be glad,
    lest the daughters of the uncircumcised rejoice.

21 “Mountains of Gilboa,
    may you have neither dew nor rain,
    may no showers fall on your terraced fields.[b]
For there the shield of the mighty was despised,
    the shield of Saul—no longer rubbed with oil.

22 “From the blood of the slain,
    from the flesh of the mighty,
the bow of Jonathan did not turn back,
    the sword of Saul did not return unsatisfied.
23 Saul and Jonathan—
    in life they were loved and admired,
    and in death they were not parted.
They were swifter than eagles,
    they were stronger than lions.

24 “Daughters of Israel,
    weep for Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet and finery,
    who adorned your garments with ornaments of gold.

25 “How the mighty have fallen in battle!
    Jonathan lies slain on your heights.
26 I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother;
    you were very dear to me.
Your love for me was wonderful,
    more wonderful than that of women.

27 “How the mighty have fallen!
    The weapons of war have perished!”

Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 1:19 Gazelle here symbolizes a human dignitary.
  2. 2 Samuel 1:21 Or / nor fields that yield grain for offerings

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

2 Samuẹli 1

1Lẹ́yìn ikú Saulu, Dafidi ti ibi tí ó ti ṣẹ́gun àwọn ará Amaleki bọ̀, ó sì dúró ní Siklagi ní ọjọ́ méjì. Ní ọjọ́ kẹta, ọkùnrin kan dé láti ibi ibùdó Saulu, pẹ̀lú aṣọ rẹ̀ tí ó ti ya; àti erùpẹ̀ ní orí rẹ̀. Nígbà tí ó dé ọ̀dọ̀ Dafidi, ó wólẹ̀ fún un láti bu ọlá fún un.

Dafidi sì béèrè pé, “Ibo ni ìwọ ti wá?”

“Èmi sá láti ibùdó àwọn ọmọ Israẹli.”

Dafidi béèrè pé, “Kí ni ó ṣẹlẹ̀?” “Sọ fún mi.”

Ó wí pé, “Àwọn ọkùnrin náà sá láti ojú ogun. Ọ̀pọ̀ wọn ṣubú, wọ́n sì kú. Saulu àti ọmọ rẹ̀ ọkùnrin Jonatani sì kú pẹ̀lú.”

Nígbà náà, ní Dafidi sọ fún ọ̀dọ́mọkùnrin tí ó mú ìròyìn wá fún un pé, “Báwo ni o ṣe mọ̀ pé Saulu àti ọmọkùnrin rẹ̀ Jonatani ti kú.”

Ọ̀dọ́mọkùnrin náà sọ pé, “mo wà ní orí òkè Gilboa níbẹ̀ ni Saulu fi ara tí ọkọ̀ rẹ̀, àwọn kẹ̀kẹ́ àti ẹlẹ́ṣin sì ń lépa rẹ̀. Nígbà tí ó wò yíká, tí ó rí mí, ó pè mi, mo sì wí pé, ‘Kí ni mo lè ṣe?’

“Ó bi mí wí pé, ‘Ta ni ìwọ?’

“Mo dáhùn pé, ‘Ará a Amaleki.’

“Nígbà náà ó wí fún mi pé, ‘Dúró lórí ì mi kí o sì pa mí! Èmi wà nínú ìrora ikú, ṣùgbọ́n mo wà láààyè.’

10 “Nígbà náà, mo dúró lórí i rẹ̀, mo sì pa á nítorí mo mọ̀ wí pé, lẹ́yìn ìgbà tí ó ti ṣubú, kò le è yè mọ́. Mo sì mú adé tí ó wà lórí rẹ̀, idẹ tí ó wà ní apá a rẹ̀, mo sì kó wọn wá síbí fún olúwa mi.”

11 Nígbà náà ni, Dafidi àti gbogbo àwọn tí ó wà pẹ̀lú rẹ̀, di aṣọ wọn mú, wọ́n sì fà á ya. 12 Wọ́n ṣọ̀fọ̀, wọ́n sì sọkún, wọ́n sì gbààwẹ̀ títí di ìrọ̀lẹ́ fún Saulu àti ọmọ rẹ̀ Jonatani àti fún àwọn ọmọ-ogun Olúwa, àti fún àwọn ilé Israẹli, nítorí wọ́n ti ṣubú nípa idà.

13 Dafidi sọ fún ọkùnrin tí ó mú ìròyìn wá fún un pé, “Níbo ni ó ti wá?”

O dáhùn pé, “Ọmọ àlejò ni mo jẹ́, ará Amaleki.”

14 Dafidi béèrè lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀ pé, “Kí ni ó dé tí ìwọ kò fi bẹ̀rù láti gbé ọwọ́ rẹ̀ sókè láti fi pa ẹni ààmì òróró Olúwa?”

15 Nígbà náà Dafidi pe ọ̀kan nínú ọkùnrin, ó sì wí pé, “Lọ, gbé e lulẹ̀!” Nígbà náà ó gbé e lulẹ̀, ó sì kú. 16 Nítorí Dafidi wí fún un pé, “Ẹ̀jẹ̀ rẹ yóò wà lórí ara rẹ, nítorí ẹnu ara rẹ ni o fi sọ pé ‘Mo pa ẹni ààmì òróró Olúwa.’ ”

17 Dafidi sì fi orin ọ̀fọ̀ yìí ṣọ̀fọ̀ lórí Saulu àti lórí Jonatani ọmọ rẹ̀, 18 Ó sì pàṣẹ pé kí a kọ́ àwọn ọkùnrin Juda ní orin arò yìí tí ó jẹ́ ti ọrun (a kọ ọ́ sí inú ìwé Jaṣari):

19 “Ògo rẹ, Israẹli ni a pa ní òkè gíga rẹ.
    Wò bí àwọn alágbára ṣe ń ṣubú!

20 “Ẹ má ṣe sọ ọ́ ní Gati,
    ẹ má ṣe kéde rẹ̀ ní òpópónà Aṣkeloni,
kí àwọn ọmọbìnrin Filistini má bá à yọ̀,
    kí àwọn ọmọbìnrin aláìkọlà má ba à dunnú.

21 “Ẹ̀yin òkè Gilboa,
    kí ẹ̀yin kí ó má ṣe rí ìrì tàbí òjò,
    tàbí oko tí ó mú èso ọrẹ wá.
Nítorí ibẹ̀ ni asà alágbára ti ṣègbé,
    asà Saulu, bí ẹni pé a kò fi òróró yàn án.

22 “Ọrun Jonatani kì í padà
    bẹ́ẹ̀ ni idà Saulu kì í padà lásán,
láì kan ẹ̀jẹ̀ àwọn tí a pa,
    àti ẹran àwọn alágbára.
23 Saulu àti Jonatani—
    ní ọjọ́ ayé, wọ́n fẹ́ràn ara, wọn sì dùn,
    ní ikú, wọn kò sì yà ara wọ́n.
Wọ́n yára ju idì lọ,
    wọ́n lágbára ju kìnnìún lọ.

24 “Ẹ̀yin ọmọbìnrin Israẹli,
    ẹ sọkún lórí Saulu,
ẹni tí ó fi aṣọ ọ̀gbọ̀ dáradára wọ̀ yín,
    ẹni tí ó fi wúrà sí ara aṣọ yín.

25 “Wò ó bí alágbára ti ṣubú ní ojú ogun!
    Jonatani, ìwọ tí a pa ní òkè gíga.
26 Ọkàn mi gbọgbẹ́ fún ọ Jonatani arákùnrin mi;
    ìwọ ṣọ̀wọ́n fún mi.
Ìfẹ́ rẹ sí mi jẹ́ ìyanu,
    ó jẹ́ ìyanu ju ti obìnrin lọ.

27 “Wò ó bí alágbára ti ṣubú!
    Ohun ìjà sì ti ṣègbé!”