The Holy Bible - The Second Book of Samuel, Chapter 1 (Latin)
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1Now 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;
2It 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.
3And David said unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.
4And 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.
5And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead?
6And 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.
7And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I answered, Here am I.
8And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite.
9He 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.
10So 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.
11Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him:
12And 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.
13And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence art thou? And he answered, I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.
14And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD's anointed?
15And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died.
16And 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.
17And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:
18(Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)
19The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!
20Tell 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.
21Ye 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.
22From 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.
23Saul 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.
24Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.
25How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.
26I 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.
27How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!
1factum est autem postquam mortuus est Saul ut David reverteretur a caede Amalech et maneret in Siceleg dies duos
2in die autem tertia apparuit homo veniens de castris Saul veste conscissa et pulvere aspersus caput et ut venit ad David cecidit super faciem suam et adoravit
3dixitque ad eum David unde venis qui ait ad eum de castris Israhel fugi
4et dixit ad eum David quod est verbum quod factum est indica mihi qui ait fugit populus e proelio et multi corruentes e populo mortui sunt sed et Saul et Ionathan filius eius interierunt
5dixitque David ad adulescentem qui nuntiabat unde scis quia mortuus est Saul et Ionathan filius eius
6ait adulescens qui narrabat ei casu veni in montem Gelboe et Saul incumbebat super hastam suam porro currus et equites adpropinquabant ei
7et conversus post tergum suum vidensque me vocavit cui cum respondissem adsum
8dixit mihi quisnam es tu et aio ad eum Amalechites sum
9et locutus est mihi sta super me et interfice me quoniam tenent me angustiae et adhuc tota anima in me est
10stansque super eum occidi illum sciebam enim quod vivere non poterat post ruinam et tuli diadema quod erat in capite eius et armillam de brachio illius et adtuli ad te dominum meum huc
11adprehendens autem David vestimenta sua scidit omnesque viri qui erant cum eo
12et planxerunt et fleverunt et ieiunaverunt usque ad vesperam super Saul et super Ionathan filium eius et super populum Domini et super domum Israhel quod corruissent gladio
13dixitque David ad iuvenem qui nuntiaverat ei unde es qui respondit filius hominis advenae amalechitae ego sum
14et ait ad eum David quare non timuisti mittere manum tuam ut occideres christum Domini
15vocansque David unum de pueris ait accedens inrue in eum qui percussit illum et mortuus est
16et ait ad eum David sanguis tuus super caput tuum os enim tuum locutum est adversum te dicens ego interfeci christum Domini
17planxit autem David planctum huiuscemodi super Saul et super Ionathan filium eius
18et praecepit ut docerent filios Iuda arcum sicut scriptum est in libro Iustorum
19incliti Israhel super montes tuos interfecti sunt quomodo ceciderunt fortes
20nolite adnuntiare in Geth neque adnuntietis in conpetis Ascalonis ne forte laetentur filiae Philisthim ne exultent filiae incircumcisorum
21montes Gelboe nec ros nec pluviae veniant super vos neque sint agri primitiarum quia ibi abiectus est clypeus fortium clypeus Saul quasi non esset unctus oleo
22a sanguine interfectorum ab adipe fortium sagitta Ionathan numquam rediit retrorsum et gladius Saul non est reversus inanis
23Saul et Ionathan amabiles et decori in vita sua in morte quoque non sunt divisi aquilis velociores leonibus fortiores
24filiae Israhel super Saul flete qui vestiebat vos coccino in deliciis qui praebebat ornamenta aurea cultui vestro
25quomodo ceciderunt fortes in proelio Ionathan in excelsis tuis occisus est
26doleo super te frater mi Ionathan decore nimis et amabilis super amorem mulierum
27quomodo ceciderunt robusti et perierunt arma bellica