Keil and Delitzsch Commentary - 2 Samuel 1:27 - 1:27

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Keil and Delitzsch Commentary - 2 Samuel 1:27 - 1:27


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The third strophe (2Sa 1:27) contains simply a brief aftertone of sorrow, in which the ode does away:

Oh how are the mighty fallen,

The instruments of war perished!

“The instruments of war” are not the weapons; but the expression is a figurative one, referring to the heroes by whom war was carried on (vid., Isa 13:5). Luther has adopted this rendering (die Streitbaren).