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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 1:26
1:26 Distressed - That is, for the loss of thee. For, besides the loss of a true friend, which is inestimable; he lost him who both could, and undoubtedly would have given him a speedy, and quiet, and sure possession of the kingdom, whereas now, he met with long and troublesome interruptions. Of women - That is, that love wherewith they love their husbands, or children for their affections are usually more ardent than mens.
Martha's comment on 2013-05-16 07:39:01:
I do not believe that David and Jonathan was gay because the bible says that this kind of relationship is a sin. I know that David had a great love for Jonathan a pure love of the heart like the love God has for us.
Gene GreccoStoliesSimile's comment on 2010-12-02 03:08:44:
I wrote the following comment, online, that posted the King James Version of the Bible.
The love of a brother in friend, where two hearts, so identify with each other, they, upon meeting entangle almost immediately and deeply. With time, and the proofing of respect and trust by words and deeds only solidifies and reinforces this form of love. I have truly love only two persons in this world, so far in my life time, liked a lifetimes worth of people, but Michelle Renee Tharp of Melbourne Fla, 1976-80 and Ron Clark of Tukwila, WA, are those two individuals who shaped or are shaping core character; refining it and enlarging my sense of global goodwill.
There have been suggestions by the global thought that maybe Jonathan and David had homosexual attitudes towards each other; that did not make them Homos. I am gay and to me, there is nothing, in the scriptural record that spells out that this Greater Love, one holier than love for a Woman, in my opinion is Homosexual.
I will share with the reader, that I have sought all, 52 years of my life, 30 of those as an adult, to have such a transcendent love. That I could be so loved by another male. My friend Ron, is his own person and do not have desire to adapt him to fit my needs for love. We might separate in time as friends, but I do not believe I will ever be as close to what David and Jonathan's love has been described by in the Bible, than the Love I have for Ron; I have been changed and my appreciation to the Universe, not God, for my opportunity to know such feeling of love seems to have an endless depth.
Thank you for the opportunity to share these thoughts.
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