1 Saul was dead and David, returning after his victory over the Amalekites, had been at Ziklag for two days.
1Sam 27:6 1Sam 30:17-26 1Sam 31:6
2 On the third day, a man arrived from Saul's camp with his clothes torn and earth on his head. When he came to David, he fell to the ground and prostrated himself.
1Sam 4:12 2Sam 4:10 1Sam 25:23 Josh 7:6 1Sam 4:16 1Sam 20:41 2Sam 14:4
3 David asked him, 'Where have you come from?' 'I have escaped from the Israelite camp,' he said.
2Kgs 5:25 Job 1:15-19
4 David said, 'What has happened? Tell me.' He replied, 'The people fled from the battle, and many of them have fallen and are dead. Saul and his son Jonathan are dead too.'
1Sam 4:16 1Sam 31:1-6 1Chr 10:1-6
5 Then David asked the young man who brought the news, 'How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?'
Prov 14:15 Prov 25:2
6 The young man replied, 'I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and there was Saul, leaning on his spear, with the chariots and the cavalry bearing down on him.
1Sam 28:4 1Chr 10:4-6 1Sam 6:9 1Sam 31:1-7 2Sam 1:21 Luke 10:31 Ruth 2:3
7 Glancing behind him and seeing me, he shouted to me. I replied, "Here I am!"
1Sam 22:12 2Sam 9:6 Isa 6:8 Isa 65:1 Judg 9:54
8 He said, "Who are you?" I replied, "I am an Amalekite."
1Sam 30:13 1Sam 30:17 1Sam 15:3 1Sam 30:1 1Sam 27:8 Deut 25:17-19 Exod 17:8-16
9 He then said, "Come here and kill me. My head is swimming, although I still have all my strength."
10 So I went over to him and killed him, because I knew that once he fell he could not survive. I then took the crown which he had on his head and the bracelet on his arm, and have brought them here to my lord.'
Judg 9:54 2Kgs 11:12 Matt 7:2 1Sam 22:18 1Sam 31:4-5 2Sam 12:30 Judg 1:7
11 David then took hold of his clothes and tore them, and all the men with him did the same.
2Sam 3:31 2Sam 13:31 Gen 37:29 Gen 37:34 Acts 14:14 Josh 7:6 Rom 12:15
12 They mourned and wept and fasted until the evening for Saul and his son Jonathan, for the people of Yahweh and for the House of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.
Ps 35:13-14 Prov 24:17 1Pet 3:8 2Cor 11:29 2Sam 3:35 Amos 6:6 Jer 9:1
13 David said to the young man who had brought the news, 'Where are you from?' He replied, 'I am the son of a resident foreigner, an Amalekite.'
14 David said, 'How was it that you were not afraid to lift your hand to destroy Yahweh's anointed?'
1Sam 24:6 1Sam 26:9 1Sam 31:4 2Pet 2:10 Num 12:8 Ps 105:15
15 Then David called one of the young men. 'Come here,' he said, 'strike him down.' The man struck him and he died.
1Kgs 2:25 1Kgs 2:34 1Kgs 2:46 1Sam 22:17-18 2Sam 4:10-12 Job 5:12 Judg 8:20
16 David said, 'Your blood be on your own head. You convicted yourself out of your own mouth by saying, "I killed Yahweh's anointed." '
Matt 27:25 1Kgs 2:37 1Sam 26:9 2Sam 1:10 Josh 2:19 Lev 20:9 Luke 19:22
17 David sang the following lament over Saul and his son Jonathan
2Chr 35:25 2Sam 1:19 Gen 50:11 Jer 9:17-21
18 (it is for teaching archery to the children of Judah; it is written in the Book of the Just):
Josh 10:13 Deut 4:10 Gen 49:8
19 Does the splendour of Israel lie dead on your heights? How did the heroes fall?
2Sam 1:27 2Sam 1:25 1Sam 31:8 2Sam 1:23 Deut 4:7-8 Isa 4:2 Isa 53:2
20 Do not speak of it in Gath, nor broadcast it in the streets of Ashkelon, for fear the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, for fear the daughters of the uncircumcised gloat.
Mic 1:10 1Sam 18:6 Exod 15:20-21 Judg 11:34 1Sam 17:26 1Sam 17:36 1Sam 31:4
21 You mountains of Gilboa, no dew, no rain fall on you, O treacherous fields where the heroes' shield lies dishonoured! Not greased with oil, the shield of Saul,
1Sam 31:1 Isa 21:5 1Sam 10:1 1Chr 10:1 1Chr 10:8 Ezek 31:15 Isa 5:6
22 but with the blood of wounded men, the fat of warriors! The bow of Jonathan never turned back, the sword of Saul never came home unsated!
1Sam 18:4 Isa 34:6-7 1Sam 14:6-14 Deut 32:42
23 Saul and Jonathan, beloved and handsome, were divided neither in life, nor in death. Swifter than eagles were they, stronger than lions.
Jer 4:13 Judg 14:18 Deut 28:49 1Chr 12:8 1Sam 18:1 1Sam 20:2 1Sam 31:1-5
24 O daughters of Israel, weep for Saul who gave you scarlet and fine linen to wear, who pinned golden jewellery on your dresses!
1Pet 3:3-5 1Tim 2:9-10 Isa 3:16-26 Jer 2:32 Judg 5:30 Ps 68:12 Prov 31:21
25 How did the heroes fall in the thick of the battle? Jonathan, by your dying I too am stricken,
2Sam 1:19 2Sam 1:27 1Sam 14:13-15 Judg 5:18 Lam 5:16
26 I am desolate for you, Jonathan my brother. Very dear you were to me, your love more wonderful to me than the love of a woman.
1Sam 18:1-4 1Sam 19:2 1Sam 20:17 1Sam 20:41 1Sam 23:16
27 How did the heroes fall and the weapons of war succumb!
2Sam 1:25 2Sam 1:19 2Kgs 2:12 2Kgs 13:14 Ezek 39:9-10 Ps 46:9