DAWUDI akabya abir’itha Goliata, mukulhu wa basirikali abe Israeli ya Abineri akaletha Dawudi eyiri Saulo. Saulo akatsemera Dawudi ya kutsibu. Neryo akamukolha mwa mukulhu w’amahe iwe n’erimuthwalha eriyikalha omwa nyumba y’omwami.

Enyuma waho, abasirikali bakabya basubulha okw’ilhwa n’Abafilistini, abakali bak’imba bathi: ‘Saulo abir’itha esyankumi, aliriryo Dawudi esyankumi sy’amakumi.’ Kino kikaleka Saulo inyakwa obuha, kusangwa Dawudi amahebwa erisikibwa erilengire eriwe. Aliriryo mughalha wa Saulo ya Yonatana iyo syakwire obuha. Anzire Dawudi ya kutsibu, kandi na Dawudi anzire Yonatana. Busana n’eki ababiri bakalhaghana bathi mughulhu wosi bakendi syikalha ibane banywani.

Dawudi ni muwathi mubuya ow’enanga, kandi Saulo anzire omuziki ow’akawatha. Aliriryo kiro kighuma erihali rya Saulo likaleka inyakolha ekindu kibi. Dawudi akabya anamuwatha enanga, Saulo akahamba erithumo liwe n’eriritsungya, inyane mubugha athi: ‘Ngendi tsimithira Dawudi y’okwa lhuhimbo!’ Aliriryo Dawudi akayihengeka, n’erithumo lika taruka. Enyuma waho, kandi Dawudi akabalha erithumo lya Saulo omurundi owakabiri. Eki kikaleka Dawudi inyaminya athi atholere inya yikengemerera kutsibu.

Wukin’ibukire erilhaghana lya Saulo akolha? Mwabugha athi angahere mwali wiwe eribya mukali w’omulhume oyuwang’ithire Goliata. Erighunzerera Saulo akabwira Dawudi athi anganathwalha mwali wiwe Mikali, aliriryo atsuke eritha esyanzighu siwe Abafilisitini 100. Thalengekania okw’ekyo! Saulo kwenene awithe amaha athi Abafilisitini bakend’itha Dawudi. Aliriryo bakalemawa, neryo Saulo akahereraya Dawudi ya mwali wiwe eribya mukali wiwe.

Kiro kighuma Saulo akabwira Yonatana n’abaghombe biwe abosi ngokw’anzire eritha Dawudi. Aliriryo Yonatana akabwira thatha wiwe athi: ‘Wulikikolha Dawudi yanabi. Siali athakukolera kindu kibi. Kulhusyako, obuli kindu ekyalhwe akakolha kilhwe kika kuwathikya. Mwahira engebe yiwe y’omwa kabi omughulhu itha Goliata, kandi omughulhu walhangira wuthya muwasima.’

Saulo akahulikirira mughalha wiwe, kandi akalhaghana ngokwa siendi huthalya Dawudi. Bakasubulhaya Dawudi, kandi akakolera Saulo omwa nyumba yiwe ngokw’anabya akakolha. Aliriryo, kiro kighuma, Dawudi akabya anemwimba, Saulo kandi akaghusa oku Dawudi kw’erithumo. Dawudi akayihengeka, n’erithumo lika swiraya olhuhimbo. Ono w’omurundi owa kasathu! Ibbwa lero Dawudi amaminya athi atholere inyathibithira ighuma!

Omw’ithumbi eryo Dawudi akaghenda eka wiwe. Aliriryo Saulo akatsindika abalhume eriya mwitha. Mikali amaminya ekya thatha wiwe akatheka-theka erikolha. Busana n’ekyo akabwira mwira wiwe athi: ‘Wamathendi ghenda omwa kiro, omwa ngyakya wukendi syabya kinda.’ Omwa kiro omo Mikali akawathikya Dawudi eritswa akalhaba omw’idirisa. Habw’ebirimo ng’irinda Dawudi atholere inya bisama hanu na halya nuku Saulo sya mubane.