Bible, King James Version
 Then there was a famine in the days of David three
years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the
LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because
he slew the Gibeonites.
 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.)
 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?
 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.
 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,
 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.
 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.
 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:
 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
 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.
 And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of
Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done.
 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
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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
 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.
 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.
 And there was again a battle in Gob with the
Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, a
Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff
of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
 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.
 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea
the brother of David slew him.
 These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell
by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.