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

20“Tell it not in Gath,
         Proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon,
         Or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice,
         The daughters of the uncircumcised will exult.

21“O mountains of Gilboa,
         Let not dew or rain be on you, nor fields of offerings;
         For there the shield of the mighty was defiled,
         The shield of Saul, not anointed with oil.

22“From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty,
         The bow of Jonathan did not turn back,
         And the sword of Saul did not return empty.

23“Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their life,
         And in their death they were not parted;
         They were swifter than eagles,
         They were stronger than lions.

24“O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
         Who clothed you luxuriously in scarlet,
         Who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.

25“How have the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!
         Jonathan is slain on your high places.

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!”

NASB ©1995

Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
Thy glory, O Israel, is slain upon thy high places! How are the mighty fallen!

Douay-Rheims Bible
The illustrious of Israel are slain upon thy mountains: how are the valiant fallen?

Darby Bible Translation
The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!

English Revised Version
Thy glory, O Israel, is slain upon thy high places! how are the mighty fallen!

Webster's Bible Translation
The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!

World English Bible
"Your glory, Israel, is slain on your high places! How the mighty have fallen!

Young's Literal Translation
The Roebuck, O Israel, On thy high places is wounded; How have the mighty fallen!
The 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

The Christ Crowned, the Fact
"When God sought a King for His people of old, He went to the fields to find him; A shepherd was he, with his crook and his lute And a following flock behind him. "O love of the sheep, O joy of the lute, And the sling and the stone for battle; A shepherd was King, the giant was naught, And the enemy driven like cattle. "When God looked to tell of His good will to men, And the Shepherd-King's son whom He gave them; To shepherds, made meek a-caring for sheep, He told of a Christ sent to save them.
by S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation

Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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