1 And Jebosthe the son of Saul heard that Abenner the son of Ner had died in Chebron; and his hands were paralyzed, and all the men of Israel grew faint. 2 And Jebosthe the son of Saul had two men that were captains of bands: the name of the one [was] Baana, and the name of the other Rechab, sons of Remmon the Berothite of the children of Benjamin; for Beroth was reckoned to the children of Benjamin. 3 And the Berothites ran away to Gethaim, and were sojourners there until this day. 4 And Jonathan Saul's son [had] a son lame of his feet, five years old, and he was [in the way] when the news of Saul and Jonathan his son came from Jezrael, and his nurse took him up, and fled; and it came to pass as he hasted and retreated, that he fell, and was lamed. And his name [was] Memphibosthe. 5 And Rechab and Baana the sons of Remmon the Berothite went, and they came in the heat of the day into the house of Jebosthe; and he was sleeping on a bed at noon. 6 And, behold, the porter of the house winnowed wheat, and he slumbered and slept: and the brothers Rechab and Baana went privily into the house: 7 And Jebosthe was sleeping on his bed in his chamber: and they smite him, and slay him, and take off his head: and they took his head, and went all the night by the western road. 8 And they brought the head of Jebosthe to David to Chebron, and they said to the king, Behold the head of Jebosthe the son of Saul thy enemy, who sought thy life; and the Lord has executed for my lord the king vengeance on his enemies, as [it is] this day: even on Saul thy enemy, and on his seed. 9 And David answered and Rechab and Baana his brother, the sons of Remmon the Berothite, and said to them, [As] the Lord lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all affliction; 10 he that reported to me that Saul was dead, even he was as one bringing glad tidings before me: but I seized him and slew him in Sekelac, to whom I ought, [as he thought], to have given a reward or his tidings. 11 And now evil men have slain a righteous men in his house on his bed: now then I will require his blood of your hand, and I will destroy you from off the earth. 12 And David commanded his young men, and they slay them, and cut off their hands and their feet; and they hung them up at the fountain in Chebron: and they buried the head of Jebosthe in the tomb of Abenezer the son of Ner.
ΚΑΙ ἤκουσεν ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ υἱὸς Σαοὺλ ὅτι τέθνηκεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ υἱὸς Νὴρ ἐν Χεβρών, καὶ ἐξελύθησαν αἱ χεῖρες αὐτοῦ, καὶ πάντες οἱ ἄνδρες ᾿Ισραὴλ παρείθησαν. 2 καὶ δύο ἄνδρες ἡγούμενοι συστρεμμάτων τῷ ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ υἱῷ Σαούλ, ὄνομα τῷ ἑνὶ Βαανὰ καὶ ὄνομα τῷ δευτέρῳ Ρηχάβ, υἱοὶ Ρεμμὼν τοῦ Βηρωθαίου ἐκ τῶν υἱῶν Βενιαμίν· ὅτι Βηρὼθ ἐλογίζετο τοῖς υἱοῖς Βενιαμίν, 3 καὶ ἀπέδρασαν οἱ Βηθωραῖοι εἰς Γεθθαὶμ καὶ ἦσαν ἐκεῖ παροικοῦντες ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης. 4 καὶ τῷ ᾿Ιωνάθαν υἱῷ Σαοὺλ υἱὸς πεπληγὼς τοὺς πόδας· υἱὸς ἐτῶν πέντε οὗτος ἐν τῷ ἐλθεῖν τὴν ἀγγελίαν Σαοὺλ καὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ ἐξ ᾿Ιεζραήλ, καὶ ᾖρεν αὐτὸν ἡ τιθηνὸς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔφυγε, καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ σπεύδειν αὐτὸν καὶ ἀναχωρεῖν, καὶ ἔπεσε καὶ ἐχωλάνθη, καὶ ὄνομα αὐτῷ Μεμφιβοσθέ. 5 καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν υἱοὶ Ρεμμὼν τοῦ Βηρωθαίου Ρεκχὰ καὶ Βαανὰ καὶ εἰσῆλθον ἐν τῷ καύματι τῆς ἡμέρας εἰς οἶκον ᾿Ιεβοσθέ. καὶ αὐτὸς ἐκάθευδεν ἐν τῇ κοίτῃ τῆς μεσημβρίας, 6 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἡ θυρωρὸς τοῦ οἴκου ἐκάθαιρε πυροὺς καὶ ἐνύσταξε καὶ ἐκάθευδε, καὶ Ρεκχὰ καὶ Βαανὰ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ διέλαθον 7 καὶ εἰσῆλθον εἰς τὸν οἶκον, καὶ ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ ἐκάθευδεν ἐπὶ τῆς κλίνης αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ κοιτῶνι αὐτοῦ, καὶ τύπτουσιν αὐτὸν καὶ θανατοῦσι καὶ ἀφαιροῦσι τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔλαβον τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀπῆλθον ὁδὸν τὴν κατὰ δυσμὰς ὅλην τὴν νύκτα. 8 καὶ ἤνεγκαν τὴν κεφαλὴν ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ τῷ Δαυὶδ εἰς Χεβρὼν καὶ εἶπαν πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα· ἰδοὺ ἡ κεφαλὴ ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ υἱοῦ Σαοὺλ τοῦ ἐχθροῦ σου, ὃς ἐζήτει τὴν ψυχήν σου, καὶ ἔδωκε Κύριος τῷ κυρίῳ βασιλεῖ ἐκδίκησιν τῶν ἐχθρῶν αὐτοῦ, ὡς ἡ ἡμέρα αὕτη, ἐκ Σαοὺλ τοῦ ἐχθροῦ σου καὶ ἐκ τοῦ σπέρματος αὐτοῦ. 9 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη Δαυὶδ τῷ Ρεκχὰ καὶ τῷ Βαανὰ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ υἱοῖς Ρεμμὼν τοῦ Βηρωθαίου καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· ζῇ Κύριος, ὃς ἐλυτρώσατο τὴν ψυχήν μου ἐκ πάσης θλίψεως, 10 ὅτι ὁ ἀπαγγείλας μοι ὅτι τέθνηκε Σαούλ, καὶ αὐτὸς ἦν ὡς εὐαγγελιζόμενος ἐνώπιόν μου, καὶ κατέσχον αὐτὸν καὶ ἀπέκτεινα αὐτὸν ἐν Σεκελάκ, ᾧ ἔδει με δοῦναι εὐαγγέλια. 11 καὶ νῦν ἄνδρες πονηροὶ ἀπεκτάγκασιν ἄνδρα δίκαιον ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τῆς κοίτης αὐτοῦ· καὶ νῦν ἐκζητήσω τὸ αἷμα αὐτοῦ ἐκ χειρὸς ὑμῶν καὶ ἐξολοθρεύσω ὑμᾶς ἐκ τῆς γῆς. 12 καὶ ἐνετείλατο Δαυὶδ τοῖς παιδαρίοις αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀποκτείνουσιν αὐτοὺς καὶ κολοβοῦσι τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῶν καὶ τοὺς πόδας αὐτῶν καὶ ἐκρέμασαν αὐτοὺς ἐπὶ τῆς κρήνης ἐν Χεβρών· καὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ ἔθαψαν ἐν τῷ τάφῳ ᾿Αβεννὴρ υἱοῦ Νήρ.