12 Early in the morning Samuel got up and went to meet Saul, but he was told, “Saul has gone to Carmel.(A) There he has set up a monument(B) in his own honor and has turned and gone on down to Gilgal.”

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18 During his lifetime Absalom had taken a pillar and erected it in the King’s Valley(A) as a monument(B) to himself, for he thought, “I have no son(C) to carry on the memory of my name.” He named the pillar after himself, and it is called Absalom’s Monument to this day.

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11 Their tombs(A) will remain their houses[a] forever,
    their dwellings for endless generations,(B)
    though they had[b] named(C) lands after themselves.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 49:11 Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew In their thoughts their houses will remain
  2. Psalm 49:11 Or generations, / for they have

16 What are you doing here and who gave you permission
    to cut out a grave(A) for yourself(B) here,
hewing your grave on the height
    and chiseling your resting place in the rock?

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to them I will give within my temple and its walls(A)
    a memorial(B) and a name
    better than sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name(C)
    that will endure forever.(D)

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