Chapter 1 of the Book Of 2 Kings
Read the Douay-Rheims Latin Vulgate Bible everyday from Genesis to Apocalypse.
Todays reading is currently at: Book Of 2 Kings 1:1-10
1 Now it came to pass, after Saul was dead, that David returned from the slaughter of the Amalecites, and abode two days in Siceleg. 2 And on the third day, there appeared a man who came out of Saul's camp, with his garments rent, and dust strewed on his head: and when he came to David, he fell upon his face, and adored. 3 And David said to him: From whence comest thou? And he said to him: I am fled out of the camp of Israel. 4 And David said unto him: What is the matter that is come to pass? tell me. He said: The people are fled from the battle, and many of the people are fallen and dead: moreover Saul and Jonathan his son are slain. 5 And David said to the young man that told him: How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son, are dead?
6 And the young man that told him, said: I came by chance upon mount Gelboe, and Saul leaned upon his spear: and the chariots and horsemen drew nigh unto him, 7 And looking behind him, and seeing me, he called me. And I answered, Here am I. 8 And he said to me: Who art thou? And I said to him: I am an Amalecite. 9 And he said to me: Stand over me, and kill me: for anguish is come upon me, and as yet my whole life is in me. 10 So standing over him, I killed him: for I knew that he could not live after the fall: and I took the diadem that was on his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm and have brought them hither to thee, my lord.
10 "I killed him"... This story of the young Amalecite was not true, as may easily be proved by comparing it with the last chapter of the foregoing book.