Bible: 2 Sam 1:1-6

David Learns of the Deaths of Saul and Jonathan

1:1 After the death of Saul, 1  when David had returned from defeating the Amalekites, 2  he stayed at Ziklag 3  for two days. 1:2 On the third day a man arrived from the camp of Saul with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. 4  When he approached David, the man 5  threw himself to the ground. 6 

1:3 David asked him, “Where are you coming from?” He replied, “I have escaped from the camp of Israel.” 1:4 David inquired, “How were things going? 7  Tell me!” He replied, “The people fled from the battle and many of them 8  fell dead. 9  Even Saul and his son Jonathan are dead! 1:5 David said to the young man 10  who was telling him this, “How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead? 11  1:6 The young man who was telling him this 12  said, “I just happened to be on Mount Gilboa and came across Saul leaning on his spear for support. The chariots and leaders of the horsemen were in hot pursuit of him.

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