2 Samuel 1:18
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New International Version
and he ordered that the people of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):

New Living Translation
and he commanded that it be taught to the people of Judah. It is known as the Song of the Bow, and it is recorded in [The Book of Jashar.]

English Standard Version
and he said it should be taught to the people of Judah; behold, it is written in the Book of Jashar. He said:

New American Standard Bible
and he told them to teach the sons of Judah the song of the bow; behold, it is written in the book of Jashar.

King James Bible
(Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and he ordered that the Judahites be taught The Song of the Bow. It is written in the Book of Jashar:

International Standard Version
and he gave orders to teach the descendants of Judah the art of warfare, as is recorded in the Book of Jashar:

NET Bible
(He gave instructions that the people of Judah should be taught "The Bow." Indeed, it is written down in the Book of Yashar.)

New Heart English Bible
(and he commanded them to teach the children of Judah the bow; behold, it is written in the book of Jashar):

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said, "Teach this [kesheth] to the people of Judah." (It is recorded in the Book of Jashar.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
and said--To teach the sons of Judah the bow. Behold, it is written in the book of Jashar:

New American Standard 1977
and he told them to teach the sons of Judah the song of the bow; behold, it is written in the book of Jashar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
(He also bade them teach the sons of Judah the use of the bow. Behold, it is written in the book of righteousness.)

King James 2000 Bible
Also he told them to teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.

American King James Version
(Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)

American Standard Version
(and he bade them teach the children of Judah the song of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jashar):

Douay-Rheims Bible
(Also he commanded that they should teach the children of Juda the use of the bow, as it is written in the book of the just.) And he said: Consider, O Israel, for them that are dead, wounded on thy high places.

Darby Bible Translation
and he bade them teach the children of Judah [the song of] the bow. Behold, it is written in the book of Jasher: --

English Revised Version
And he bade them teach the children of Judah the song of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jashar.

Webster's Bible Translation
(Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)

World English Bible
(and he commanded them to teach the children of Judah [the song of] the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jashar):

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to teach the sons of Judah 'The Bow;' lo, it is written on the book of the Upright: --
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
David's Song for Saul and Jonathan
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. 19"Your beauty, O Israel, is slain on your high places! How have the mighty fallen!…
Cross References
Joshua 10:13
So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.

2 Samuel 1:19
"Your beauty, O Israel, is slain on your high places! How have the mighty fallen!
Treasury of Scripture

(Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)

teach

Genesis 49:8 Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise: your hand shall …

Deuteronomy 4:10 Specially the day that you stood before the LORD your God in Horeb, …

bow
Kasheth, or the bow, was probably the title of the following threnody; so called, in the oriental style, because Saul's death was occasioned by that weapon, and because the bow of Jonathan, out of which `the arrow was shot beyond the lad,' (

1 Samuel 20:36 And he said to his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot. …

the book

Joshua 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had …

Jasher. or, the upright. So LXX. (), Targum, {siphra deoritha,} `the book of the law;' the Arabic, `the book of Ashee: this is the book of Samuel.' This book was probably a collection of divine odes, written to commemorate remarkable events.

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