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2 Samuel 1:16-18 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

15-16 Then David told the Amalekite, “You are responsible for your own death. You said you killed the Lord’s chosen king, so your own words prove you are guilty.” Then David called one of his young servants and told him to kill the Amalekite. So the young Israelite killed him.

David’s Song About Saul and Jonathan

17 David sang a sad song about Saul and his son Jonathan. 18 David told his men to teach the song to the people of Judah. This song is called “The Bow,” and it is written in the Book of Jashar.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Samuel 1:18 Book of Jashar An ancient book about the wars of Israel.
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