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16 while David said, “You are responsible for spilling your own blood. You testified against yourself when you said, ‘I killed the Lord’s anointed king.’”

David’s Lament

17 David wrote this song of mourning for Saul and his son Jonathan. 18 He said,

    “Teach this kesheth[a] to the people of Judah.”
        (It is recorded in the Book of Jashar.)

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  1. 2 Samuel 1:18 Unknown musical term.

16 For David had said to him, “Your blood be on your own head.(A) Your own mouth testified against you when you said, ‘I killed the Lord’s anointed.’”

David’s Lament for Saul and Jonathan

17 David took up this lament(B) concerning Saul and his son Jonathan,(C) 18 and he ordered that the people of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):(D)

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