SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:12 Y lloraron y lamentaron, y ayunaron hasta la tarde, por Saúl y por Jonatán su hijo, y por el pueblo del SEÑOR, y por la casa de Israel; porque habían caído a cuchillo.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 12. And they mourned and wept , etc.] Inwardly mourned, and outwardly wept, no doubt sincerely: and fasted until even ; ate no food all that day until it was evening, the manner in which fasts used to be kept: for Saul, and for Jonathan his son ; it is no wonder that David and his men should mourn for Jonathan, a good man, and a valiant one, and a dear and faithful friend of David’s; but it may seem not so clear a thing that they should, mourn for Saul, a wicked man, and a persecutor of David without cause: but it should be observed that he had been reconciled to David, and had not since attempted anything against him; besides, he was his prince, his father-in-law, and the rather he might be grieved for his death, and his men with him, because it was matter of joy to the Philistines, and they would endeavour to avail themselves of it; and especially the manner of his death, that he should be the cause of it himself, and die without repentance, as it might be feared, and quickly after consultation with a witch, and when left of God, if these particulars were known to David: and for the people of the Lord, and for the house of Israel ; that is, the people of the Lord, even the house of Israel, or who were of the house of Israel; or if they are to be distinguished, the former may respect the people of the Lord who died in battle, for whom mourning was made; and the latter the people that survived, the whole kingdom of Israel, which had sustained a great loss by the slaughter made in this battle, as it follows: because they were fallen by the sword ; so many of them.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 11-16 - David was sincere in his mourning for Saul; and all with him humble themselves under the hand of God, laid so heavily upon Israel by thi defeat. The man who brought the tidings, David put to death, as murderer of his prince. David herein did not do unjustly; the Amalekit confessed the crime. If he did as he said, he deserved to die for treason; and his lying to David, if indeed it were a lie, proved, a sooner or later that sin will prove, lying against himself. Hereb David showed himself zealous for public justice, without regard to his own private interest.
Original Hebrew ויספדו 5594 ויבכו 1058 ויצמו 6684 עד 5704 הערב 6153 על 5921 שׁאול 7586 ועל 5921 יהונתן 3083 בנו 1121 ועל 5921 עם 5971 יהוה 3069 ועל 5921 בית 1004 ישׂראל 3478 כי 3588 נפלו 5307 בחרב׃ 2719