2 Samuel 1:27
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New International Version
"How the mighty have fallen! The weapons of war have perished!"

New Living Translation
Oh, how the mighty heroes have fallen! Stripped of their weapons, they lie dead.

English Standard Version
“How the mighty have fallen, and the weapons of war perished!”

New American Standard Bible
"How have the mighty fallen, And the weapons of war perished!"

King James Bible
How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How the mighty have fallen and the weapons of war have perished!

International Standard Version
How the valiant have fallen! How the weapons of war are destroyed!"

NET Bible
How the warriors have fallen! The weapons of war are destroyed!

New Heart English Bible
How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
See how the mighty have fallen! See how the weapons of war have been destroyed!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
How are the mighty fallen, And the weapons of war perished!

New American Standard 1977
“How have the mighty fallen,
            And the weapons of war perished!”



Jubilee Bible 2000
How are the valiant fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

King James 2000 Bible
How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

American King James Version
How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

American Standard Version
How are the mighty fallen, And the weapons of war perished!

Douay-Rheims Bible
How are the valiant fallen, and the weapons of war perished?

Darby Bible Translation
How are the mighty fallen, and the instruments of war perished!

English Revised Version
How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

Webster's Bible Translation
How have the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

World English Bible
How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!"

Young's Literal Translation
How have the mighty fallen, Yea, the weapons of war perish!'

Study Bible
David's Song for Saul and Jonathan
26"I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; You have been very pleasant to me. Your love to me was more wonderful Than the love of women. 27"How have the mighty fallen, And the weapons of war perished!"
Cross References
2 Samuel 1:19
"Your beauty, O Israel, is slain on your high places! How have the mighty fallen!

2 Samuel 1:25
"How have the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan is slain on your high places.

Isaiah 13:5
They are coming from a far country, From the farthest horizons, The LORD and His instruments of indignation, To destroy the whole land.
Treasury of Scripture

How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

How are

2 Samuel 1:19,25 The beauty of Israel is slain on your high places: how are the mighty fallen!…

weapons

2 Kings 2:12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot …

2 Kings 13:14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash …

Psalm 46:9 He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, …

Ezekiel 39:9,10 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall …

Verse 27. - How are the mighty fallen! This lament, which occurs three times, is the central thought of the elegy. Glorious and noble in their pest lives, the heroes had now fallen, not as Wolfe fell at Quebec, with the shout of victory in his ears, but in the lost battle. And David seeks relief for his distress in dwelling upon the sad contrast between the splendid victories which Saul had won for Israel when first chosen to be king, and the terrible defeat by which life and kingdom had now been lost.



How are the mighty fallen,.... This is the burden of this elegiac song, being the third time it is mentioned:

and the weapons of war perished! not only the valiant soldiers were killed, but their arms were lost; and particularly he may mean Saul and Jonathan, who as they were the shields of the people, so they were the true weapons and instruments of war, and with them all military glory perished; which must be understood as a poetical figure, exaggerating their military characters; otherwise David, and many mighty men with him, remained, and who revived and increased the military glory of Israel, as the following history shows. 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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