2 SAMUEL 1:26



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“I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.”

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2 Samuel 1:26 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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I am distressed צַר To cramp, literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive am distressed
for עָלֶ֗יךָ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications for
thee, my brother אָחִי֙ A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) brother
Jonathan: יְה֣וֹנָתָ֔ן Jehonathan, the name of four Israelites Jonathan
very מְאֹ֑ד Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) very
pleasant נָעַ֥מְתָּ To be agreeable (literally or figuratively) pleasant
hast thou been unto me: thy love אַהֲבָֽתְךָ֙ Love been love
to me was wonderful, נִפְלְאַ֤תָה Properly, perhaps to separate, i.e., distinguish (literally or figuratively); by implication, to be (causatively, make) great, difficult, wonderful wonderful
passing the love מֵאַֽהֲבַ֖ת Love passing love
of women. נָשִֽׁים׃ A woman women

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  • 24  Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

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

  • 26  I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.

  • 27  How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!


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