2 Samuel 1:17
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,

Berean Study Bible
Then David took up this lament for Saul and his son Jonathan,

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:

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

Contemporary English Version
David sang a song in memory of Saul and Jonathan,

Good News Translation
David sang this lament for Saul and his son Jonathan,

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:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
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
17Then David took up this lament for Saul and his son Jonathan, 18and he ordered that the sons of Judah be taught the Song of the Bow. It is written in the Book of Jashar:…
Cross References
2 Samuel 3:33
And the king sang this lament for Abner: "Should Abner die the death of a fool?

2 Chronicles 35:25
Then Jeremiah lamented over Josiah, and to this day all the choirs of men and women sing laments over Josiah. They established them as a statute for Israel, and indeed they are written in the Book of Laments.

Ezekiel 32:16
This is the lament they will chant for her; the daughters of the nations will chant it. Over Egypt and all her multitudes they will chant it, declares the Lord GOD."

Treasury of Scripture

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

lamented

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

Genesis 50:11
And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which is beyond Jordan.

2 Chronicles 35:25
And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are written in the lamentations.







Lexicon
Then David
דָּוִ֔ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

took up
וַיְקֹנֵ֣ן (way·qō·nên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6969: To strike a, musical note, chant, wail

this
הַזֹּ֑את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

lament
הַקִּינָ֖ה (haq·qî·nāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7015: An elegy, dirge

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Saul
שָׁא֖וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

and his son
בְּנֽוֹ׃ (bə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

Jonathan,
יְהוֹנָתָ֥ן (yə·hō·w·nā·ṯān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3083: Jonathan -- 'the LORD has given', the name of a number of Israelites
(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. 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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