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2 Samuel 1:23

23 Saul and Jonathan—

in life they were loved and admired,

and in death they were not parted.

They were swifter than eagles,h

they were stronger than lions.i

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2 Samuel 1:23 — English Standard Version (ESV)

23 “Saul and Jonathan, beloved and lovely!

In life and in death they were not divided;

they were swifter than eagles;

they were stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 1:23 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives,

And in their death they were not divided:

They were swifter than eagles,

They were stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 1:23 — New Living Translation (NLT)

23 How beloved and gracious were Saul and Jonathan!

They were together in life and in death.

They were swifter than eagles,

stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 1:23 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

23 “Saul and Jonathan were beloved and pleasant in their lives,

And in their death they were not divided;

They were swifter than eagles,

They were stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 1:23 — New Century Version (NCV)

23 “We loved Saul and Jonathan

and enjoyed them while they lived.

They are together even in death.

They were faster than eagles.

They were stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 1:23 — American Standard Version (ASV)

23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives,

And in their death they were not divided:

They were swifter than eagles,

They were stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 1:23 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

23 Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their lives, Even in their death were not divided; They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 1:23 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

23 Saul and Jonathan were loved and well-liked while they were living. 

They were not separated even when they died. 

They were swifter than eagles and stronger than lions. 

2 Samuel 1:23 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

23 Saul and Jonathan,

loved and delightful,

they were not parted in life or in death.

They were swifter than eagles, stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 1:23 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 Saul and Jonathan, beloved and lovely!

In life and in death they were not divided;

they were swifter than eagles,

they were stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 1:23 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

23 Saul and Jonathan were beloved and pleasant in their lives

and were not separated in their death.

They were swifter than eagles, stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 1:23 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

23 “In life Saul and Jonathan were loved and gracious.

In death they were not parted.

They were faster than eagles.

They were stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 1:23 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

23 Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their life,

And in their death they were not parted;

They were swifter than eagles,

They were stronger than lions.


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