2 Sam 1:19-20

2 Samuel 1:19-20 King James Version (KJV)
19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!

20 Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

2 Samuel 1:19-20

BBE19The glory, O Israel, is dead on your high places! How have the great ones been made low!20Give no news of it in Gath, let it not be said in the streets of Ashkelon; or the daughters of the Philistines will be glad, the daughters of men without circumcision will be uplifted in joy.

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19 Israel would lose their glory thru battle and war but it was because of Saul’s lack of faith during his leadership, often times the king’s faith effected the nation’s which shows the importance of a God fearing leader. The king and his heir Jonathan are the ones referred to as the fallen ones.

20 Gath was a city of the Philistines, the war where the loose was gained was against the Philistines. Ashkelon is another Philistine city. The Philistines would have found favor in the win and they did once they knew we see how they reacted with the ark the captured.