2 Samuel 1:18-27 NIV

18 and ordered that the men of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):1

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19 "Your glory, O Israel, lies slain on your heights. How the mighty2 have fallen!3

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20 "Tell it not in Gath,4 proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon,5 lest the daughters of the Philistines6 be glad, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised rejoice.7

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21 "O mountains of Gilboa,8 may you have neither dew9 nor rain,10 nor fields that yield offerings11 [of grain]. For there the shield of the mighty was defiled, the shield of Saul--no longer rubbed with oil.12

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22 From the blood13 of the slain, from the flesh of the mighty, the bow14 of Jonathan did not turn back, the sword of Saul did not return unsatisfied.

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23 "Saul and Jonathan-- in life they were loved and gracious, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles,15 they were stronger than lions.16

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24 "O daughters of Israel, weep for Saul, who clothed you in scarlet and finery, who adorned your garments with ornaments of gold.17

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25 "How the mighty have fallen in battle! Jonathan lies slain on your heights.
26 I grieve18 for you, Jonathan19 my brother;20 you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful,21 more wonderful than that of women.

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      27 "How the mighty have fallen! The weapons of war have perished!"22

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