2 Samuel 1:18
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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.)

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: --

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: --

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King James Translators' Notes

of Jasher: or, of the upright

Geneva Study Bible

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

(g) That they might be able to match their enemies the Philistines in that art.2 Samuel 1:18 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Samuel
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

Cross References
Joshua 10:13
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

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

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