21 “Mountains of Gilboa,(A)
    may you have neither dew(B) nor rain,(C)
    may no showers fall on your terraced fields.[a](D)
For there the shield of the mighty was despised,
    the shield of Saul—no longer rubbed with oil.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 1:21 Or / nor fields that yield grain for offerings
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16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields(A) of hammered gold; six hundred shekels[a] of gold went into each shield. 17 He also made three hundred small shields of hammered gold, with three minas[b] of gold in each shield. The king put them in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon.(B)

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  1. 1 Kings 10:16 That is, about 15 pounds or about 6.9 kilograms; also in verse 29
  2. 1 Kings 10:17 That is, about 3 3/4 pounds or about 1.7 kilograms; or perhaps reference is to double minas, that is, about 7 1/2 pounds or about 3.5 kilograms.
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“Prepare your shields,(A) both large and small,
    and march out for battle!

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11 “Sharpen the arrows,(A)
    take up the shields!(B)
The Lord has stirred up the kings(C) of the Medes,(D)
    because his purpose(E) is to destroy Babylon.
The Lord will take vengeance,(F)
    vengeance for his temple.(G)

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