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2 Samuel 1:5-18

New American Standard Bible

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5 Then David said to the young man who told him, 'How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?' 6 The young man who told him said, 'By chance I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and behold, Saul was leaning on his spear. And behold, the chariots and the horsemen had overtaken him. 7 When he looked behind himself, he saw me, and called to me. And I said, ‘Here I am.’ 8 Then he said to me, ‘Who are you?’ And I answered him, ‘I am an Amalekite.’ 9 And he said to me, ‘Please stand next to me and finish me off, for agony has seized me because my life still lingers in me.’ 10 So I stood next to him and finished him off, because I knew that he could not live after he had fallen. And I took the crown which was on his head and the band which was on his arm, and I have brought them here to my lord.'
11 Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so also did all the men who were with him. 12 And they mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and his son Jonathan, and for the people of the LORD and the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword. 13 Then David said to the young man who informed him, 'Where are you from?' And he answered, 'I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.' 14 And David said to him, 'How is it you were not afraid to reach out with your hand to destroy the LORD’S anointed?' 15 Then David called one of the young men and said, 'Come forward, put him to death.' So he struck him and he died. 16 And David said to him, 'Your blood is on your head, because your own mouth has testified against you, saying, ‘I have finished off the LORD’S anointed.’?'
17 Then David sang this song of mourning over Saul and his son Jonathan, 18 and he told them to teach the sons of Judah the mourning song of the bow; behold, it is written in the Book of Jashar.
King James Version

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5 And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead? 6 And 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. 7 And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I answered, Here am I. 8 And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite. 9 He 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. 10 So 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.
11 Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him: 12 And 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. 14 And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD'S anointed? 15 And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died. 16 And 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.)
Christian Standard Bible

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5 David asked the young man who had brought him the report, "How do you know Saul and his son Jonathan are dead? "
6 "I happened to be on Mount Gilboa," he replied, "and there was Saul, leaning on his spear. At that very moment the chariots and the cavalry were closing in on him. 7 When he turned around and saw me, he called out to me, so I answered: I'm at your service. 8 He asked me, 'Who are you? ' I told him: I'm an Amalekite. 9 Then he begged me, 'Stand over me and kill me, for I'm mortally wounded, but my life still lingers.' 10 So I stood over him and killed him because I knew that after he had fallen he couldn't survive. I took the crown that was on his head and the armband that was on his arm, and I've brought them here to my lord."
11 Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and all the men with him did the same. 12 They mourned, wept, and fasted until the evening for those who died by the sword--for Saul, his son Jonathan, the Lord's people, and the house of Israel.
13 David inquired of the young man who had brought him the report, "Where are you from? ""I'm the son of a resident alien," he said. "I'm an Amalekite."
14 David questioned him, "How is it that you were not afraid to lift your hand to destroy the Lord's anointed? " 15 Then David summoned one of his servants and said, "Come here and kill him! " The servant struck him, and he died. 16 For David had said to the Amalekite, "Your blood is on your own head because your own mouth testified against you by saying, 'I killed the Lord's anointed.' "
17 David sang the following lament for Saul and his son Jonathan, 18 and he ordered that the Judahites be taught The Song of the Bow. It is written in the Book of Jashar:
New Living Translation

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5 'How do you know Saul and Jonathan are dead?' David demanded of the young man.
6 The man answered, 'I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and there was Saul leaning on his spear with the enemy chariots and charioteers closing in on him. 7 When he turned and saw me, he cried out for me to come to him. 'How can I help?' I asked him.
8 'He responded, 'Who are you?' ''I am an Amalekite,' I told him.
9 'Then he begged me, 'Come over here and put me out of my misery, for I am in terrible pain and want to die.'
10 'So I killed him,' the Amalekite told David, 'for I knew he couldn't live. Then I took his crown and his armband, and I have brought them here to you, my lord.'
11 David and his men tore their clothes in sorrow when they heard the news. 12 They mourned and wept and fasted all day for Saul and his son Jonathan, and for the LORD's army and the nation of Israel, because they had died by the sword that day.
13 Then David said to the young man who had brought the news, 'Where are you from?' And he replied, 'I am a foreigner, an Amalekite, who lives in your land.'
14 'Why were you not afraid to kill the LORD's anointed one?' David asked.
15 Then David said to one of his men, 'Kill him!' So the man thrust his sword into the Amalekite and killed him. 16 'You have condemned yourself,' David said, 'for you yourself confessed that you killed the LORD's anointed one.'
17 Then David composed a funeral song for Saul and Jonathan, 18 and he commanded that it be taught to the people of Judah. It is known as the Song of the Bow, and it is recorded in [The Book of Jashar.]
English Standard Version

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5 Then David said to the young man who told him, “How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?” 6 And the young man who told him said, “By chance I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and there was Saul leaning on his spear, and behold, the chariots and the horsemen were close upon him. 7 And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called to me. And I answered, ‘Here I am.’ 8 And he said to me, ‘Who are you?’ I answered him, ‘I am an Amalekite.’ 9 And he said to me, ‘Stand beside me and kill me, for anguish has seized me, and yet my life still lingers.’ 10 So I stood beside him and killed him, because I was sure that he could not live after he had fallen. And I took the crown that was on his head and the armlet that was on his arm, and I have brought them here to my lord.”
11 Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so did all the men who were with him. 12 And they mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and for Jonathan his son and for the people of the LORD and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword. 13 And David said to the young man who told him, “Where do you come from?” And he answered, “I am the son of a sojourner, an Amalekite.” 14 David said to him, “How is it you were not afraid to put out your hand to destroy the LORD’s anointed?” 15 Then David called one of the young men and said, “Go, execute him.” And he struck him down so that he died. 16 And David said to him, “Your blood be on your head, for your own mouth has testified against you, saying, ‘I have killed the LORD’s anointed.’”
17 And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and Jonathan his son, 18 and he said it should be taught to the people of Judah; behold, it is written in the Book of Jashar. He said:
New International Version

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5 Then David said to the young man who brought him the report, 'How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?'
6 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. 7 When he turned around and saw me, he called out to me, and I said, 'What can I do?'
8 He asked me, 'Who are you?' ''An Amalekite,' I answered.
9 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.''
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):
La Biblia de las Américas

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5 Dijo David al joven que se lo había contado: ¿Cómo sabes que Saúl y su hijo Jonatán han muerto? 6 El joven que se lo había contado, dijo: Yo estaba por casualidad en el monte Gilboa, y he aquí, Saúl estaba apoyado sobre su lanza. Y he aquí que los carros y los jinetes lo perseguían de cerca. 7 Al mirar él hacia atrás, me vio y me llamó. Y dije: “Heme aquí.” 8 Y él me dijo: “¿Quién eres?” Y le respondí: “Soy amalecita.” 9 Entonces él me dijo: “Te ruego que te pongas junto a mí y me mates, pues la agonía se ha apoderado de mí, porque todavía estoy con vida.” 10 Me puse, pues, junto a él y lo maté, porque yo sabía que él no podía vivir después de haber caído. Tomé la corona que estaba en su cabeza y la pulsera que estaba en su brazo, y los he traído aquí a mi señor.
11 Entonces David agarró sus ropas y las rasgó, y así hicieron también todos los hombres que estaban con él. 12 Y se lamentaron y lloraron y ayunaron hasta el atardecer por Saúl y por su hijo Jonatán, por el pueblo del SEÑOR y por la casa de Israel, porque habían caído a espada. 13 Dijo David al joven que se lo había contado: ¿De dónde eres? Y él respondió: Soy hijo de un extranjero, un amalecita. 14 Y David le dijo: ¿Cómo es que no tuviste temor de extender tu mano para destruir al ungido del SEÑOR ? 15 Llamando David a uno de los jóvenes, le dijo: Ve, mátalo. Y él lo hirió, y murió. 16 Y David le dijo: Tu sangre sea sobre tu cabeza, porque tu boca ha testificado contra ti, al decir: “Yo he matado al ungido del SEÑOR.”
17 David entonó esta elegía por Saúl y por su hijo Jonatán, 18 y ordenó que enseñaran a los hijos de Judá el cántico del arco; he aquí, está escrito en el libro de Jaser.
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

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5 Así que David le preguntó al joven que se lo había contado: “¿Cómo sabes que Saúl y su hijo Jonatán han muerto?”
6 El joven que se lo había contado, dijo: “Yo estaba por casualidad en el Monte Gilboa, y vi que Saúl estaba apoyado sobre su lanza. Y que los carros y los jinetes lo perseguían de cerca. 7 Al mirar él hacia atrás, me vio y me llamó. Y dije: ‘Aquí estoy.’ 8 Y él me dijo: ‘¿Quién eres?’ Y le respondí: ‘Soy un Amalecita.’ 9 Entonces él me dijo: ‘Te ruego que te pongas junto a mí y me mates, pues la agonía se ha apoderado de mí, porque todavía estoy con vida.’ 10 Me puse, pues, junto a él y lo maté, porque yo sabía que él no podía vivir después de haber caído. Tomé la corona que estaba en su cabeza y la pulsera que estaba en su brazo, y los he traído aquí a mi señor.”
11 Entonces David agarró sus ropas y las rasgó, y así hicieron también todos los hombres que estaban con él. 12 Se lamentaron y lloraron y ayunaron hasta el atardecer por Saúl y por su hijo Jonatán, por el pueblo del SEÑOR y por la casa de Israel, porque habían caído a espada. 13 David le preguntó al joven que se lo había contado: “¿De dónde eres?” “Soy hijo de un extranjero, un Amalecita,” le respondió. 14 Y David le dijo: “¿Cómo es que no tuviste temor de extender tu mano para destruir al ungido del SEÑOR?” 15 Llamando David a uno de los jóvenes, le dijo: “Ve, mátalo.” Y él lo hirió, y murió. 16 Y David le dijo: “Tu sangre sea sobre tu cabeza, porque tu boca ha testificado contra ti, al decir: ‘Yo he matado al ungido del SEÑOR.’”
17 Entonces David entonó esta elegía por Saúl y por su hijo Jonatán, 18 y ordenó que enseñaran a los hijos de Judá el cántico del arco; el cual está escrito en el Libro de Jaser:
Nueva Versión Internacional

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5 ?¿Y cómo sabes tú que Saúl y su hijo Jonatán han muerto? —le preguntó David al criado que le había traído la noticia.
6 ?Por casualidad me encontraba yo en el monte Guilboa. De pronto, vi a Saúl apoyado en su lanza y asediado por los carros y la caballería —respondió el criado—. 7 Saúl se volvió y, al verme, me llamó. Yo me puse a sus órdenes. 8 Me preguntó quién era yo, y le respondí que era amalecita. 9 Entonces me pidió que me acercara y me ordenó: “¡Mátame de una vez, pues estoy agonizando y no acabo de morir!” 10 Yo me acerqué y lo maté, pues me di cuenta de que no iba a sobrevivir al desastre. Luego le quité la diadema de la cabeza y el brazalete que llevaba en el brazo, para traérselos a usted, mi señor.
11 Al oírlo, David y los que estaban con él se rasgaron las vestiduras. 12 Lloraron y ayunaron hasta el anochecer porque Saúl y su hijo Jonatán habían caído a filo de espada, y también por el ejército del SEÑOR y por la nación de Israel.
13 Entonces David le preguntó al joven que le había traído la noticia: ?¿De dónde eres? ?Soy un extranjero amalecita —respondió.
14 ?¿Y cómo te atreviste a alzar la mano para matar al ungido del SEÑOR? —le reclamó David.
15 Y en seguida llamó a uno de sus hombres y le ordenó: ?¡Anda, mátalo! Aquel cumplió la orden y lo mató.
16 David, por su parte, dijo: ?¡Que tu sangre caiga sobre tu cabeza! Tu boca misma te condena al admitir que mataste al ungido del SEÑOR.
17 David compuso este lamento en honor de Saúl y de su hijo Jonatán.
18 Lo llamó el «Cántico del Arco» y ordenó que lo enseñaran a los habitantes de Judá. Así consta en el libro de Jaser:
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5 Dijo David a aquel joven que le daba las nuevas: ¿Cómo sabes que han muerto Saúl y Jonatán su hijo? 6 El joven que le daba las nuevas respondió: Casualmente vine al monte de Gilboa, y hallé a Saúl que se apoyaba sobre su lanza, y venían tras él carros y gente de a caballo. 7 Y mirando él hacia atrás, me vio y me llamó; y yo dije: Heme aquí. 8 Y me preguntó: ¿Quién eres tú? Y yo le respondí: Soy amalecita. 9 Él me volvió a decir: Te ruego que te pongas sobre mí y me mates, porque se ha apoderado de mí la angustia; pues mi vida está aún toda en mí. 10 Yo entonces me puse sobre él y le maté, porque sabía que no podía vivir después de su caída; y tomé la corona que tenía en su cabeza, y la argolla que traía en su brazo, y las he traído acá a mi señor.
11 Entonces David, asiendo de sus vestidos, los rasgó; y lo mismo hicieron los hombres que estaban con él. 12 Y lloraron y lamentaron y ayunaron hasta la noche, por Saúl y por Jonatán su hijo, por el pueblo de Jehová y por la casa de Israel, porque habían caído a filo de espada. 13 Y David dijo a aquel joven que le había traído las nuevas: ¿De dónde eres tú? Y él respondió: Yo soy hijo de un extranjero, amalecita. 14 Y le dijo David: ¿Cómo no tuviste temor de extender tu mano para matar al ungido de Jehová? 15 Entonces llamó David a uno de sus hombres, y le dijo: Ve y mátalo. Y él lo hirió, y murió. 16 Y David le dijo: Tu sangre sea sobre tu cabeza, pues tu misma boca atestiguó contra ti, diciendo: Yo maté al ungido de Jehová.
17 Y endechó David a Saúl y a Jonatán su hijo con esta endecha,
18 y dijo que debía enseñarse a los hijos de Judá. He aquí que está escrito en el libro de Jaser.
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5 Y dijo David a aquel joven que le daba las nuevas: ¿Cómo sabes que Saúl es muerto, y Jonatán su hijo? 6 Y el joven que le daba las nuevas respondió: Casualmente vine al monte de Gilboa, y hallé a Saúl que estaba recostado sobre su lanza, y venían tras él carros y gente de a caballo. 7 Y cuando él miró atrás, me vio y me llamó; y yo dije: Heme aquí. 8 Y él me dijo: ¿Quién eres tú? Y yo le respondí: Soy amalecita. 9 Y él me volvió a decir: Yo te ruego que te pongas sobre mí, y me mates, porque me toman angustias, y aún toda mi alma está en mí. 10 Yo entonces me puse sobre él, y lo maté, porque sabía que no podía vivir después de su caída; y tomé la diadema que tenía en su cabeza, y la ajorca que traía en su brazo, y las he traído acá a mi señor. 11 Entonces David trabando de sus vestidos, los rompió; y lo mismo hicieron los hombres que estaban con él. 12 Y lloraron y lamentaron, y ayunaron hasta la tarde, por Saúl y por Jonatán su hijo, y por el pueblo del SEÑOR, y por la casa de Israel; porque habían caído a cuchillo. 13 Y David dijo a aquel joven que le había traído las nuevas: ¿De dónde eres tú? Y él respondió: Yo soy hijo de un extranjero, amalecita. 14 Y le dijo David: ¿Cómo no tuviste temor de extender tu mano para matar al ungido del SEÑOR? 15 Entonces llamó David a uno de los jóvenes, y le dijo: Llega, y mátalo. Y él lo hirió, y murió. 16 Y David le dijo: Tu sangre sea sobre tu cabeza, pues que tu boca atestiguó contra ti, diciendo: Yo maté al ungido del SEÑOR.
17 Y endechó David a Saúl y a Jonatán su hijo con esta endecha. 18 (Dijo también que enseñasen el arco a los hijos de Judá. He aquí así está escrito en el libro del derecho):