How are the Mighty Fallen – 2 Samuel 1

2 Samuel 1:1 Now 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; 

2 Samuel 1:2 It 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. 

2 Samuel 1:3 And David said  unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him,  Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped. 

2 Samuel 1:4 And 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. 

2 Samuel 1:5 And David said  unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that  Saul and Jonathan his son be dead? 

2 Samuel 1:6 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. 

2 Samuel 1:7  And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called  unto me. And I answered, Here am I. 

2 Samuel 1:8 And he said  unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an  Amalekite. 

2 Samuel 1:9 And 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. 

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2 Samuel 1:10 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. 

2 Samuel 1:11 Then  David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise  all the men that were with him: 

2 Samuel 1:12 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.  

2 Samuel 1:13 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. 

2 Samuel 1:14 And David said unto him,  How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to  destroy the LORD’S anointed? 

2 Samuel 1:15 And David called  one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon  him. And he smote him that he died. 

2 Samuel 1:16 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.  

2 Samuel 1:17 And David lamented with this lamentation over  Saul and over Jonathan his son: 

2 Samuel 1:18 (Also he bade them  teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it  is written in the book of Jasher.) 

2 Samuel 1:19 The beauty of Israel  is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!  

2 Samuel 1:20 Tell 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. 

2 Samuel 1:21 Ye  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. 

2 Samuel 1:22  From 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. 

2 Samuel 1:23 Saul 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. 

2 Samuel 1:24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,  who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on  ornaments of gold upon your apparel. 

2 Samuel 1:25 How are the  mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou  wast slain in thine high places. 

2 Samuel 1:26 I 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. 

2 Samuel 1:27 How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons  of war perished!   

2 Samuel 1:1 Now 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; 

2 Samuel 1:2 It 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. 

2 Samuel 1:3 And David said  unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him,  Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped. 

2 Samuel 1:4 And 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. 

2 Samuel 1:5 And David said  unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that  Saul and Jonathan his son be dead? 

2 Samuel 1:6 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.

2 Samuel 1:7  And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called  unto me. And I answered, Here am I. 

2 Samuel 1:8 And he said  unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an  Amalekite. 

2 Samuel 1:9 And 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. 

2 Samuel 1:10 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. 

2 Samuel 1:11 Then  David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise  all the men that were with him: 

2 Samuel 1:12 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.  

2 Samuel 1:13 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. 

2 Samuel 1:14 And David said unto him,  How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to  destroy the LORD’S anointed? 

2 Samuel 1:15 And David called  one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon  him. And he smote him that he died. 

2 Samuel 1:16 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.  

2 Samuel 1:17 And David lamented with this lamentation over  Saul and over Jonathan his son: 

2 Samuel 1:18 (Also he bade them  teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it  is written in the book of Jasher.) 

2 Samuel 1:19 The beauty of Israel  is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!  

2 Samuel 1:20 Tell 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. 

2 Samuel 1:21 Ye  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. 

2 Samuel 1:22  From 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. 

2 Samuel 1:23 Saul 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. 

2 Samuel 1:24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,  who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on  ornaments of gold upon your apparel. 

2 Samuel 1:25 How are the  mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou  wast slain in thine high places. 

2 Samuel 1:26 I 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. 

2 Samuel 1:27 How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons  of war perished!   

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