2 Samuel 1:19

“The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The beauty of Israel is slaine vpon thy high places: how are the mightie fallen!
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Your beauty, O Israel, is slain on your high places! How have the mighty fallen!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thy glory, O Israel, is slain upon thy high places! How are the mighty fallen!
- American Standard Version (1901)

The glory, O Israel, is dead on your high places! How have the great ones been made low!
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

`The Roebuck, O Israel, On thy high places [is] wounded; How have the mighty fallen!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thy beauty, O Israel, upon thy high places is slain! How are the mighty fallen!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 1:19


1:19 Beauty - Their flower and glory. Saul and Jonathan, and their army. High places - Heb. upon thy high places; that is, those which belong to thee, O land of Israel. How - How strangely! How suddenly! How universally!


Discussion for 2 Samuel 1

  • Dewey J
    Brenda, I believe from the surrounding Scriptures that the Amelakite man expected some sort of reward from David as being the next ruler of saul's kingdom because David had a great reputation for being God's anointed leader. I also think the Amelakite man was near and saw the battle and after the battle was finished he went to get Saul's crown and bracelet to carry them to David. Glory be to God!
  • Brenda
    I am confused by the confession of this Amelakite. In 1st Samuel Ch.31 verses 4-6: Saul killed himself after having been injured, and then his armourbearer did likewise after witnessing Saul's suicide. My question is: Why is this person confessing to killing Saul? How did he get his crown and his bracelet?
  • Josephine for verse 26
    This love is clearly a godly love. Considering what Jonathan did to him, how he helped him escape from his father Saul 's arrow. The goodness of Jonathan remained in David 's heart. Who amongst us today would not love such a person as Jonathan with love more than of a woman or of a man.
  • Gabriel Apeh Onje for verse 20
    It means we should not use our mouth to bring shame upon our selves, family and the church. no body washes hes her dirty pant in the public this means we should protect our image outside and pray for God to interven. Bless You.
  • Vernon whiddon, jr. for verse 26
    The love that David and Johnathan had for each other an Agape love. The same love that God has for all His children. Agape love transcends any other type of love that an may have toward one another.
  • AbigirlNtibani
    The love of Jonathan and David that is Agape love let us have that love and Saul killed himself he because of his sins e battle. David mourns for Saul even if he was his enemy David respected the anointing of e Lord upon Saul

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