2 Samuel 1:19
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New International Version
"A gazelle lies slain on your heights, Israel. How the mighty have fallen!

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

Darby 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!

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The use of the bow - The use of is not in the Hebrew; it is simply the bow, that is, a song thus entitled. See the observations at the end, 2 Samuel 1:21 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

beauty

2 Samuel 1:23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles...

Deuteronomy 4:7,8 For what nation is there so great, who has God so near to them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call on him for...

1 Samuel 31:8 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain...

Isaiah 4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious...

Isaiah 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness...

Lamentations 2:1 How has the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven to the earth the beauty of Israel...

Zechariah 11:7,10 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took to me two staves; the one I called Beauty...

how are

2 Samuel 1:25,27 How are the mighty fallen in the middle of the battle! O Jonathan, you were slain in your high places...

Lamentations 5:16 The crown is fallen from our head: woe to us, that we have sinned!

Library
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

Cross References
2 Samuel 1:25
"How the mighty have fallen in battle! Jonathan lies slain on your heights.

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

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