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2 Samuel - Chapters 1-15

1:1: It happened after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag;
1:2: it happened on the third day, that behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul, with his clothes torn, and earth on his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.
1:3: David said to him, From whence come you? He said to him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.
1:4: David said to him, How went the matter? Please tell me. He answered, 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.
1:5: David said to the young man who told him, How know you that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead?
1:6: The young man who told him said, As I happened by chance on Mount Gilboa, behold, Saul was leaning on his spear; and, behold, the chariots and the horsemen followed hard after him.
1:7: When he looked behind him, he saw me, and called to me. I answered, Here am I.
1:8: He said to me, Who are you? I answered him, I am an Amalekite.
1:9: He said to me, Stand, I pray you, beside me, and kill me; for anguish has taken hold of me, because my life is yet whole in me.
1:10: So I stood beside him, and killed him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that was on his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them here to my lord.
1:11: Then David took hold on his clothes, and tore them; and likewise all the men who were with him:
1:12: and they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of Yahweh, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.
1:13: David said to the young man who told him, Whence are you? He answered, I am the son of a foreigner, an Amalekite.
1:14: David said to him, How were you not afraid to put forth your hand to destroy Yahweh's anointed?
1:15: David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall on him. He struck him, so that he died.
1:16: David said to him, Your blood be on your head; for your mouth has testified against you, saying, I have slain Yahweh's anointed.
1:17: David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son
1:18: (and he bade them teach the children of Judah [the song of] the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jashar):
1:19: Your glory, Israel, is slain on your high places! How are the mighty fallen!
1:20: Don't tell it in Gath, Don't publish it in the streets of Ashkelon; Lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, Lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
1:21: You mountains of Gilboa, Let there be no dew nor rain on you, neither fields of offerings: For there the shield of the mighty was vilely cast away, The shield of Saul, not anointed with oil.
1:22: From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, The bow of Jonathan didn't turn back, The sword of Saul didn't return empty.
1:23: Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, In their death they were not divided: They were swifter than eagles, They were stronger than lions.
1:24: You daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, Who clothed you in scarlet delicately, Who put ornaments of gold on your clothing.
1:25: How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan is slain on your high places.
1:26: I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan: Very pleasant have you been to me: Your love to me was wonderful, Passing the love of women.
1:27: How are the mighty fallen, The weapons of war perished!

2:1: It happened after this, that David inquired of Yahweh, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? Yahweh said to him, Go up. David said, Where shall I go up? He said, To Hebron.
2:2: So David went up there, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
2:3: His men who were with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they lived in the cities of Hebron.
2:4: The men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. They told David, saying, The men of Jabesh Gilead were those who buried Saul.
2:5: David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh Gilead, and said to them, Blessed be you of Yahweh, that you have shown this kindness to your lord, even to Saul, and have buried him.
2:6: Now Yahweh show loving kindness and truth to you: and I also will requite you this kindness, because you have done this thing.
2:7: Now therefore let your hands be strong, and be you valiant; for Saul your lord is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.
2:8: Now Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, had taken Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim;
2:9: and he made him king over Gilead, and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel.
2:10: Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, was forty years old when he began to reign over Israel, and he reigned two years. But the house of Judah followed David.
2:11: The time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months.
2:12: Abner the son of Ner, and the servants of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, went out from Mahanaim to Gibeon.
2:13: Joab the son of Zeruiah, and the servants of David, went out, and met them by the pool of Gibeon; and they sat down, the one on the one side of the pool, and the other on the other side of the pool.
2:14: Abner said to Joab, Please let the young men arise and play before us. Joab said, Let them arise.
2:15: Then they arose and went over by number: twelve for Benjamin, and for Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.
2:16: They caught everyone his fellow by the head, and [thrust] his sword in his fellow's side; so they fell down together: therefore that place was called Helkath Hazzurim, which is in Gibeon.
2:17: The battle was very severe that day: and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.
2:18: The three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel: and Asahel was as light of foot as a wild gazelle.
2:19: Asahel pursued after Abner; and in going he didn't turn to the right hand nor to the left from following Abner.
2:20: Then Abner looked behind him, and said, Is it you, Asahel? He answered, It is I.
2:21: Abner said to him, Turn you aside to your right hand or to your left, and lay you hold on one of the young men, and take you his armor. But Asahel would not turn aside from following him.
2:22: Abner said again to Asahel, Turn you aside from following me: why should I strike you to the ground? how then should I hold up my face to Joab your brother?
2:23: However he refused to turn aside: therefore Abner with the hinder end of the spear struck him in the body, so that the spear came out behind him; and he fell down there, and died in the same place: and it happened, that as many as came to the place where Asahel fell down and died stood still.
2:24: But Joab and Abishai pursued after Abner: and the sun went down when they were come to the hill of Ammah, that lies before Giah by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon.
2:25: The children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one band, and stood on the top of a hill.
2:26: Then Abner called to Joab, and said, "Shall the sword devour forever? Don't you know that it will be bitterness in the latter end? How long shall it be then, before you bid the people return from following their brothers?"
2:27: Joab said, As God lives, if you had not spoken, surely then in the morning the people had gone away, nor followed everyone his brother.
2:28: So Joab blew the trumpet; and all the people stood still, and pursued after Israel no more, neither fought they any more.
2:29: Abner and his men went all that night through the Arabah; and they passed over the Jordan, and went through all Bithron, and came to Mahanaim.
2:30: Joab returned from following Abner: and when he had gathered all the people together, there lacked of David's servants nineteen men and Asahel.
2:31: But the servants of David had struck of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, [so that] three hundred sixty men died.
2:32: They took up Asahel, and buried him in the tomb of his father, which was in Bethlehem. Joab and his men went all night, and the day broke on them at Hebron.


3:1: Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: and David grew stronger and stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.
3:2: To David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;
3:3: and his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;
3:4: and the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital;
3:5: and the sixth, Ithream, of Eglah, David's wife. These were born to David in Hebron.
3:6: It happened, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong in the house of Saul.
3:7: Now Saul had a concubine, whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah: and [Ish-bosheth] said to Abner, Why have you gone in to my father's concubine?
3:8: Then was Abner very angry for the words of Ish-bosheth, and said, Am I a dog's head that belongs to Judah? This day do I show kindness to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hand of David; and yet you charge me this day with a fault concerning this woman.
3:9: God do so to Abner, and more also, if, as Yahweh has sworn to David, I don't do even so to him;
3:10: to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beersheba.
3:11: He could not answer Abner another word, because he feared him.
3:12: Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, Whose is the land? saying [also], Make your league with me, and, behold, my hand shall be with you, to bring about all Israel to you.
3:13: He said, Well; I will make a league with you; but one thing I require of you: that is, you shall not see my face, except you first bring Michal, Saul's daughter, when you come to see my face.
3:14: David sent messengers to Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, saying, Deliver me my wife Michal, whom I pledged to be married to me ...
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