2 The One who reigns over Israel: Be attentive. For you lead Joseph like a sheep. The One who sits upon the cherubim: Shine forth
3 in the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Awaken your power and draw near, so as to accomplish our salvation.
4 Convert us, O God. And reveal your face, and we will be saved.
5 O Lord, God of hosts, how long will you be angry over the prayer of your servant?
6 How long will you feed us the bread of tears, and give us to drink a full measure of tears?
7 You have set us as a contradiction to our neighbors. And our enemies have ridiculed us.
2 Samuel 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27
1 Now it happened that, after Saul died, David returned from the slaughter of Amalek, and he remained for two days at Ziklag.
2 Then, on the third day, a man appeared, arriving from the camp of Saul, with his garments torn and dust sprinkled on his head. And when he came to David, he fell on his face, and he reverenced.
3 And David said to him, "Where have you come from?" And he said to him, "I have fled from the camp of Israel."
4 And David said to him: "What is the word that has happened? Reveal it to me." And he said: "The people have fled from the battle, and many of the people have fallen and died. Moreover, Saul and his son Jonathan have passed away."
11 Then David, taking hold of his garments, tore them, with all the men who were with him.
12 And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until evening, over Saul and over his son Jonathan, and over the people of the Lord and over the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.
19 The illustrious of Israel have been killed upon your mountains. How could the valiant have fallen?
23 Saul and Jonathan, worthy to be loved, and stately in their life: even in death they were not divided. They were swifter than eagles, stronger than lions.
24 O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you with scarlet finery, who offered ornaments of gold for your adornment.
25 How could the valiant have fallen in battle? How could Jonathan have been slain on the heights?
26 I grieve over you, my brother Jonathan: exceedingly stately, and worthy to be loved above the love of women. As a mother loves her only son, so also did I love you.
27 How could the robust have fallen, and the weapons of war have perished?"
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