2 SAMUEL 1:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:”

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2 Samuel 1:17 Translation & Meaning

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And David דָּוִ֔ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
lamented וַיְקֹנֵ֣ן To strike a musical note, i.e., chant or wail (at a funeral) lamented
with אֶת Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
this הַזֹּ֑את This (often used adverb) this
lamentation הַקִּינָ֖ה A dirge (as accompanied by beating the breasts or on instruments) lamentation
over עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications over
Saul שָׁא֖וּל Shaul, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites Saul
and over וְעַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications and over
Jonathan יְהֽוֹנָתָ֥ן Jehonathan, the name of four Israelites Jonathan
his son: בְּנֽוֹ׃ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son

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  • 15  And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died.

  • 16  And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the Lord's anointed.

  • 17  And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

  • 18  (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)

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




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