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2 Samuel 1:17

    2 Samuel 1:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then David made this song of grief for Saul and Jonathan, his son:

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 1:17

    David lamented - See this lamentation, and the notes on it at the end of this chapter, 2 Samuel 1:21 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 1:17

    The words lamented and lamentation must be understood in the technical sense of a funeral dirge or mournful elegy. (See similar dirges in 2 Samuel 3:33-34; and 2 Chronicles 35:25.) This and the brief stanza on the death of Abner are the only specimens preserved to us of David's secular poetry.