Context6The 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 pursued him closely. 7When he looked behind him, he saw me and called to me. And I said, Here I am. 8He said to me, Who are you? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite. 9Then he said to me, Please stand beside me and kill me, for agony has seized me because my life still lingers in me. 10So I stood beside him and killed him, because I knew that he could not live after he had fallen. And I took the crown which was on his head and the bracelet which was on his arm, and I have brought them here to my lord.
11Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so also did all the men who were with him. 12They 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. 13David said to the young man who told him, Where are you from? And he answered, I am the son of an alien, an Amalekite. 14Then David said to him, How is it you were not afraid to stretch out your hand to destroy the LORDS anointed? 15And David called one of the young men and said, Go, cut him down. So he struck him and he died. 16David said to him, Your blood is on your head, for your mouth has testified against you, saying, I have killed the LORDS anointed.
Davids Dirge for Saul and Jonathan
19Your beauty, O Israel, is slain on your high places!
20Tell it not in Gath,
21O mountains of Gilboa,
22From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty,
23Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their life,
24O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
25How have the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!
26I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan;
27How have the mighty fallen,
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul was leaning upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and the horsemen followed hard after him.
And the young man that told him, said: I came by chance upon mount Gelboe, and Saul leaned upon his spear: and the chariots and horsemen drew nigh unto him,
Darby Bible Translation
And the young man that told him said, I happened by chance to be upon mount Gilboa, and behold, Saul leaned on his spear; and behold, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him.
English Revised Version
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 the horsemen followed hard after him.
Webster's Bible Translation
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.
World English Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
And the youth who is declaring it to him saith, I happened to meet in mount Gilboa, and lo, Saul is leaning on his spear; and lo, the chariots and those possessing horses have followed him;
LibraryThe History of the Psalter
[Sidenote: Nature of the Psalter] Corresponding to the book of Proverbs, itself a select library containing Israel's best gnomic literature, is the Psalter, the compendium of the nation's lyrical songs and hymns and prayers. It is the record of the soul experiences of the race. Its language is that of the heart, and its thoughts of common interest to worshipful humanity. It reflects almost every phase of religious feeling: penitence, doubt, remorse, confession, fear, faith, hope, adoration, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
The Christ Crowned, the Fact
Links2 Samuel 1:6 NIV • 2 Samuel 1:6 NLT • 2 Samuel 1:6 ESV • 2 Samuel 1:6 NASB • 2 Samuel 1:6 KJV • 2 Samuel 1:6 Bible Apps • 2 Samuel 1:6 Parallel • Bible Hub