2 Samuel 1:25

“How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How are the mightie fallen in the midst of the battell! O Ionathan, thou wast slaine in thine high places.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"How have the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan is slain on your high places.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan is slain upon thy high places.
- American Standard Version (1901)

How have the great ones been made low in the fight! Jonathan is dead on your high places.
- Basic English Bible

How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan is slain upon thy high places.
- Darby Bible

How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan thou wast slain in thy high places.
- Webster's Bible

How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan is slain on your high places.
- World English Bible

How have the mighty fallen In the midst of the battle! Jonathan! on thy high places wounded!
- Youngs Literal Bible

How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan upon thy high places is slain!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 1:25


1:25 Thine - Which were in thy country, and (had not thy father disinherited thee by his sins) in thy dominions.


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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