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

  • Marie
    Did saul go to hell?
  • A disciple
    Ren; The man lied thinking he would get some kind of reward for telling those things to David; but David saw right through his wicked show, and said to him, "How were you not afraid to raise your hand against the LORD's Anointed?" and that was the reason he was put to death! David was in a position to give sentence against such wickedness. But those in power today refuse to execute God's judgment!
  • Ren
    @Brenda I read it the same way as you did.5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.

    6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.
    I believe the other guy was lying and David saw thru it and had him killed. That lie cost him his own life.
  • BSP
    Verse 17: David lamented over the death of both Saul and Jonathan. Though Saul persecuted David, we see that David didn't hold a grudge against Saul or wish evil upon him.
  • Brenda Thompson
    Clearly Irene123, you have read something that I didn't see. Scripture states that Saul fell upon his sword and died. Along with his armourbearer. The only person Saul asked to kill him was his armourbearer. At least that's the only person I read about. Perhaps you could tell me where you found your information.
  • Irene123
    There is no confusion in Saul's trying to commit suicide and the Amalekite killing him. Saul's 'attempted' suicide didn't work; he wasn't dead so he asked the Amalekite to finish him off. A lot of attempted suicides end not working.

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