The Holy Bible - The Second Book of Samuel, Chapter 21 (Latin)
1Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.
2And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)
3Wherefore David said unto the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I make the atonement, that ye may bless the inheritance of the LORD?
4And the Gibeonites said unto him, We will have no silver nor gold of Saul, nor of his house; neither for us shalt thou kill any man in Israel. And he said, What ye shall say, that will I do for you.
5And they answered the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised against us that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the coasts of Israel,
6Let seven men of his sons be delivered unto us, and we will hang them up unto the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, whom the LORD did choose. And the king said, I will give them.
7But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the LORD's oath that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.
8But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite:
9And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the LORD: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.
10And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.
11And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done.
12And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabeshgilead, which had stolen them from the street of Bethshan, where the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa:
13And he brought up from thence the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son; and they gathered the bones of them that were hanged.
14And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son buried they in the country of Benjamin in Zelah, in the sepulchre of Kish his father: and they performed all that the king commanded. And after that God was intreated for the land.
15Moreover the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David waxed faint.
16And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David.
17But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel.
18And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, which was of the sons of the giant.
19And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
20And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant.
21And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimeah the brother of David slew him.
22These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
1facta est quoque fames in diebus David tribus annis iugiter et consuluit David oraculum Domini dixitque Dominus propter Saul et domum eius et sanguinem quia occidit Gabaonitas
2vocatis ergo Gabaonitis rex dixit ad eos porro Gabaonitae non sunt de filiis Israhel sed reliquiae Amorreorum filii quippe Israhel iuraverant eis et voluit Saul percutere eos zelo quasi pro filiis Israhel et Iuda
3dixit ergo David ad Gabaonitas quid faciam vobis et quod erit vestri piaculum ut benedicatis hereditati Domini
4dixeruntque ei Gabaonitae non est nobis super argento et auro quaestio contra Saul et contra domum eius neque volumus ut interficiatur homo de Israhel ad quos ait quid ergo vultis ut faciam vobis
5qui dixerunt regi virum qui adtrivit nos et oppressit inique ita delere debemus ut ne unus quidem residuus sit de stirpe eius in cunctis finibus Israhel
6dentur nobis septem viri de filiis eius et crucifigamus eos Domino in Gabaath Saul quondam electi Domini et ait rex ego dabo
7pepercitque rex Mifiboseth filio Ionathan filii Saul propter iusiurandum Domini quod fuerat inter David et inter Ionathan filium Saul
8tulit itaque rex duos filios Respha filiae Ahia quos peperit Saul Armoni et Mifiboseth et quinque filios Michol filiae Saul quos genuerat Hadriheli filio Berzellai qui fuit de Molathi
9et dedit eos in manu Gabaonitarum qui crucifixerunt illos in monte coram Domino et ceciderunt hii septem simul occisi in diebus messis primis incipiente messione hordei
10tollens autem Respha filia Ahia cilicium substravit sibi super petram ab initio messis donec stillaret aqua super eos de caelo et non dimisit aves lacerare eos per diem neque bestias per noctem
11et nuntiata sunt David quae fecerat Respha filia Ahia concubina Saul
12et abiit David et tulit ossa Saul et ossa Ionathan filii eius a viris Iabesgalaad qui furati fuerant ea de platea Bethsan in qua suspenderant eos Philisthim cum interfecissent Saul in Gelboe
13et asportavit inde ossa Saul et ossa Ionathan filii eius et colligentes ossa eorum qui adfixi fuerant
14sepelierunt ea cum ossibus Saul et Ionathan filii eius in terra Beniamin in latere in sepulchro Cis patris eius feceruntque omnia quae praeceperat rex et repropitiatus est Deus terrae post haec
15factum est autem rursum proelium Philisthinorum adversum Israhel et descendit David et servi eius cum eo et pugnabant contra Philisthim deficiente autem David
16Iesbidenob qui fuit de genere Arafa cuius ferrum hastae trecentas uncias adpendebat et accinctus erat ense novo nisus est percutere David
17praesidioque ei fuit Abisai filius Sarviae et percussum Philistheum interfecit tunc iuraverunt viri David dicentes non egredieris nobiscum in bellum ne extinguas lucernam Israhel
18secundum quoque fuit bellum in Gob contra Philistheos tunc percussit Sobbochai de Usathi Seph de stirpe Arafa
19tertium quoque fuit bellum in Gob contra Philistheos in quo percussit Adeodatus filius Saltus polymitarius bethleemites Goliath Gettheum cuius hastile hastae erat quasi liciatorium texentium
20quartum bellum fuit in Geth in quo vir excelsus qui senos in manibus pedibusque habebat digitos id est viginti et quattuor et erat de origine Arafa
21blasphemavit Israhel percussit autem eum Ionathan filius Sammaa fratris David
22hii quattuor nati sunt de Arafa in Geth et ceciderunt in manu David et servorum eius