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

  • 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.
  • MARIA
    My view about Saul is this:he knew that his time was up.He'd come to the end of his reign.you know that you are finish when the good Lord's rejected you.the Amelike man, I think was acting with mixed motives.1.He could have easily tell a different storyabout.or find a better way of explaining the situation.So I think that David saw through his story and realized that it did not add up.
  • 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.

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