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2 Samuel 1:26

    2 Samuel 1:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant have you been to me: your love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I am full of grief for you, my brother Jonathan: very dear have you been to me: your love for me was a wonder, greater than the love of women.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English Bible

    I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan. You have been very pleasant to me. Your love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 1:26

    True friendship, founded on sincere love, so rare, so difficult to be found, so little known among the gay and the great, is one of the richest of Heaven's blessings to man, and when enjoyed, should be regarded as more than a compensation for all of show, and splendor, and flattery that wealth can obtain.

    "Though choice of follies fasten on the great,

    None clings more obstinate, than fancy fond.

    That sacred friendship is their easy prey;

    Caught by the wafture of a golden lure,

    Or fascination of a high-born smile.

    Their smiles, the great, and the coquette, throw out.

    For other's hearts, tenacious of their own,

    And we no less of ours, when such the bait,

    Ye fortune's cofferers? ye powers of wealth!

    Can gold gain friendship! Impudence of hope!

    As well mere man an angel might beget.

    Love, and love only, is the loan for love.

    Lorenzo! pride repress; nor hope to find.

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    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 1:26

    1:26 Distressed - That is, for the loss of thee. For, besides the loss of a true friend, which is inestimable; he lost him who both could, and undoubtedly would have given him a speedy, and quiet, and sure possession of the kingdom, whereas now, he met with long and troublesome interruptions. Of women - That is, that love wherewith they love their husbands, or children for their affections are usually more ardent than mens.