2 Samuel 1:21

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2 Samuel 1:21  (King James Version)
Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil.
 


mountains
1 Samuel 31:1 ; 1 Chronicles 10:1 1 Chronicles 10:8

no dew
Judges 5:23 ; Job 3:3-10 ; Isaiah 5:6 ; Jeremiah 20:14-16

offerings
Joel 1:9 ; 2:14

not
Instead of {belee,} "not," we should probably, with Dr. Delaney and others, read {keley,} "weapons," as it is found on one MS. and in the first edition of the Hebrew Bible, printed at Soncini, 1488: "the shield of Saul; the weapons of the anointed with oil."

anointed
1 Samuel 10:1 ; Isaiah 21:5
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