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 Gib'e-onites.
And the king called the Gib'e-onites, and said unto them; (now the Gib'e-onites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: Josh. 9.3-15 and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah:)
But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Ai'ah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armo'ni and Mephib'osheth; and the five sons of Michal 1 Sam. 18.19 the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for A'dri-el the son of Barzil'lai the Meho'lathite:
and he delivered them into the hands of the Gib'e-onites, 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 harvest.
¶ And Rizpah the daughter of Ai'ah 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 David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Ja'beshgil'e-ad, which had stolen them from the street of Bethshan, where the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilbo'a: 1 Sam. 31.8-13
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 entreated for the land.
But Ab'ishai the son of Zeru-i'ah succored 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 there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elha'nan the son of Ja'areo'regim, a Beth'lehemite, slew the brother of Goli'ath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.