2 Samuel 1:17
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New International Version
David took up this lament concerning Saul and his son Jonathan,

New Living Translation
Then David composed a funeral song for Saul and Jonathan,

English Standard Version
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and Jonathan his son,

New American Standard Bible
Then David chanted with this lament over Saul and Jonathan his son,

King James Bible
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David sang the following lament for Saul and his son Jonathan,

International Standard Version
So David intoned this song of lament about Saul and his son Jonathan,

NET Bible
Then David chanted this lament over Saul and his son Jonathan.

New Heart English Bible
David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David wrote this song of mourning for Saul and his son Jonathan.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son,

New American Standard 1977
Then David chanted with this lament over Saul and Jonathan his son,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son.

King James 2000 Bible
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

American King James Version
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

American Standard Version
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David made this kind of lamentation over Saul, and over Jonathan his son.

Darby Bible Translation
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son;

English Revised Version
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

Webster's Bible Translation
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul, and over Jonathan his son:

World English Bible
David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son

Young's Literal Translation
And David lamenteth with this lamentation over Saul, and over Jonathan his son;
Study Bible
David's Song for Saul and Jonathan
16David said to him, "Your blood is on your head, for your mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have killed the LORD'S anointed.'" 17Then David chanted with this lament over Saul and Jonathan his son, 18and he told them to teach the sons of Judah the song of the bow; behold, it is written in the book of Jashar.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 3:33
The king chanted a lament for Abner and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies?

2 Chronicles 35:25
Then Jeremiah chanted a lament for Josiah. And all the male and female singers speak about Josiah in their lamentations to this day. And they made them an ordinance in Israel; behold, they are also written in the Lamentations.

Ezekiel 32:16
"This is a lamentation and they shall chant it. The daughters of the nations shall chant it. Over Egypt and over all her hordes they shall chant it," declares the Lord GOD.
Treasury of Scripture

And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

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2 Samuel 1:19 The beauty of Israel is slain on your high places: how are the mighty fallen!

Genesis 50:11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning …

2 Chronicles 35:25 And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the …

Jeremiah 9:17-21 Thus said the LORD of hosts, Consider you, and call for the mourning …

(17) Lamented with this lamentation.--This is the technical expression for a funeral dirge or elegy, such as David also composed on the death of Abner (2Samuel 3:33-34), and Jeremiah on the death of Josiah (2Chronicles 35:25). It is the only instance preserved to us (except the few lines on the death of Abner) of David's secular poetry. "It is one of the finest odes of the Old Testament, full of lofty sentiment, and springing from deep and sanctified emotion, in which, without the slightest allusion to his own relation to the fallen king, David celebrates without envy the bravery and virtues of Saul and his son Jonathan, and bitterly laments their loss." (Keil.)

Verse 17. - David lamented with this lamentation. The Hebrew word for "lamentation" is kinah, a technical term for an elegy or poem commemorative of the dead. Thus Jeremiah wrote a kinah in memory of King Josiah (2 Chronicles 35:25); and there is little doubt that the "lamentations" there spoken of were a collection of dirges, in which probably this ode written by David held an honoured place. In 2 Samuel 3:33, 34 we have a short kinah in Abner's honour, which possibly formed part of a longer poem, of which those two verses only are quoted as sufficing to prove, not only David's innocence, but also his indignation at Joab's foul deed. In both these places we have remains of David's secular poetry, and find it marked by the same strong emotion and the same sublimity of thought as distinguish his psalms. We observe also the nobleness of David's nature in his total silence concerning himself, and his generous eulogy, not of Jonathan only, but also of Saul. The mean envy and the implacable jealousy of the latter are no more remembered, and he sees in him, not the personal foe, but the brave king who has fallen in his country's cause. And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul, and over Jonathan his son. Composed the following elegy on account of their death, and sung it in a tune agreeable to it, he and the men that were with him. 2Sa 1:17-27. David Laments Saul and Jonathan.

17, 18. David lamented with this lamentation—It has always been customary for Eastern people, on the death of great kings and warriors, to celebrate their qualities and deeds in funeral songs. This inimitable pathetic elegy is supposed by many writers to have become a national war song, and to have been taught to the young Israelites under the name of "The Bow," in conformity with the practice of Hebrew and many classical writers in giving titles to their songs from the principal theme (Ps 22:1; 56:1; 60:1; 80:1; 100:1). Although the words "the use of" are a supplement by our translators, they may be rightly introduced, for the natural sense of this parenthetical verse is, that David took immediate measures for instructing the people in the knowledge and practice of archery, their great inferiority to the enemy in this military arm having been the main cause of the late national disaster.1:17-27 Kasheth, or the bow, probably was the title of this mournful, funeral song. David does not commend Saul for what he was not; and says nothing of his piety or goodness. Jonathan was a dutiful son, Saul an affectionate father, therefore dear to each other. David had reason to say, that Jonathan's love to him was wonderful. Next to the love between Christ and his people, that affection which springs form it, produces the strongest friendship. The trouble of the Lord's people, and triumphs of his enemies, will always grieve true believers, whatever advantages they may obtain by them.
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