1 Facta est fames in diebus David tribus annis iugiter. Et consuluit David oraculum Domini, dixitque Dominus: "Super Saul et super domum eius est sanguis, quia occidit Gabaonitas".
2 Vocatis ergo Gabaonitis, rex dixit ad eos - porro Gabaonitae non sunt de filiis Israel, sed reliquiae Amorraeorum; filii quippe Israel iuraverant eis, sed voluit Saul percutere eos zelo suo pro filiis Israel et Iudae -;
3 dixit ergo David ad Gabaonitas: "Quid faciam vobis? Et quod erit vestri piaculum, ut benedicatis hereditati Domini?".
4 Dixeruntque ei Gabaonitae: "Non est nobis super argento et auro quaestio contra Saul et contra domum eius; neque nobis licet interficere hominem de Israel". Ad quos ait: "Quod ergo dixeritis, faciam vobis".
5 Qui dixerunt regi: "De filiis viri, qui attrivit nos et cogitavit delere nos ita ut ne unus quidem nostrum residuus esset in cunctis finibus Israel,
6 dentur nobis septem viri, et suspendamus eos in patibulis Domino in Gabaon in monte Domini". Et ait rex: "Ego dabo".
7 Pepercitque rex Meribbaal filio Ionathan filii Saul propter iusiurandum Domini, quod fuerat inter David et inter Ionathan filium Saul.
8 Tulit itaque rex duos filios Respha filiae Aia, quos peperit Saul, Armoni et Meribbaal, et quinque filios Merob filiae Saul, quos genuerat Hadrieli filio Berzellai, qui fuit de Molathi,
9 et dedit eos in manu Gabaonitarum, qui suspenderunt illos in monte coram Domino. Et ceciderunt hi septem simul, occisi in diebus messis primis, incipiente messione hordei.
10 Tollens autem Respha filia Aia cilicium substravit sibi super petram ab initio messis, donec stillaret aqua super eos de caelo, et non dimisit aves caeli considere super eos per diem neque bestias campi per noctem.
11 Et nuntiata sunt David, quae fecerat Respha filia Aia concubina Saul.
12 Et abiit David et tulit ossa Saul et ossa Ionathan filii eius a civibus Iabes Galaad, qui furati fuerant ea de platea Bethsan, in qua suspenderant eos Philisthim, cum interfecissent Saul in Gelboe,
13 et asportavit inde ossa Saul et ossa Ionathan filii eius; et colligentes ossa eorum, qui suspensi fuerant,
14 sepelierunt ea cum ossibus Saul et Ionathan filii eius in terra Beniamin in Sela, in sepulcro Cis patris eius. Feceruntque omnia, quae praeceperat rex; et repropitiatus est Deus terrae post haec.
15 Factum est autem rursum proelium Philisthinorum adversum Israel, et descendit David et servi eius cum eo, et pugnabant contra Philisthim, et fatigatus est David.
16 Iesbibenob, qui fuit de genere Rapha - ferrum hastae trecentos siclos appendebat - et accinctus erat ense novo, nisus est percutere David;
17 praesidioque ei fuit Abisai filius Sarviae et percussum Philisthaeum interfecit. Tunc iuraverunt viri David dicentes: "Iam non egredieris nobiscum in bellum, ne exstinguas lucernam Israel".
18 Fuitque rursum bellum in Gob contra Philisthaeos; tunc percussit Sobbochai de Husa Saph de stirpe Rapha.
19 Et fuit iterum bellum in Gob contra Philisthaeos, in quo percussit Elchanan filius Iair Bethlehemites Goliath Getthaeum, cuius hastile hastae erat quasi liciatorium texentium.
20 Et adhuc fuit bellum in Geth, in quo vir excelsus, qui senos in manibus pedibusque habebat digitos, id est viginti et quattuor, et is quoque erat de origine Rapha,
21 exprobravit Israel; percussit autem eum Ionathan filius Samma fratris David.
22 Hi quattuor erant de genere Rapha ex Geth et ceciderunt per manum David et servorum eius.
King James Version
1 Then 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.
2 And 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.)
3 Wherefore 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?
4 And 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.
5 And 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,
6 Let 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.
7 But 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.
8 But 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:
9 And 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.
10 ¶ And 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.
11 And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done.
12 ¶ And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabesh-gilead, which had stolen them from the street of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa:
13 And 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.
14 And 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.
15 ¶ Moreover 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.
16 And Ishbi-benob, 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.
17 But 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.
18 And 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.
19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, a Beth-lehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
20 And 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.
21 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him.
22 These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.