Context18and he told them to teach the sons of Judah the song of the bow; behold, it is written in the book of Jashar.
19Your beauty, O Israel, is slain on your high places!
20Tell it not in Gath,
21O mountains of Gilboa,
22From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty,
23Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their life,
24O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
25How have the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!
26I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan;
27How have the mighty fallen,
Parallel VersesAmerican 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):
(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: --
LibraryThe History of the Psalter
[Sidenote: Nature of the Psalter] Corresponding to the book of Proverbs, itself a select library containing Israel's best gnomic literature, is the Psalter, the compendium of the nation's lyrical songs and hymns and prayers. It is the record of the soul experiences of the race. Its language is that of the heart, and its thoughts of common interest to worshipful humanity. It reflects almost every phase of religious feeling: penitence, doubt, remorse, confession, fear, faith, hope, adoration, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
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