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Re: How are the mighty fallen

Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 31, 2003

In Reply to: Re: How are the mighty fallen posted by Shae on January 31, 2003

: : I've got a feeing that "How are the mighty fallen" is part of a longer line or quotation. Anybody recall the origin?

: 'How the mighty have fallen' is uttered three times by the Biblical King David (1 Samuel)

Samuel 1:19. The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!

Samuel 1:25. How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.

Samuel 1:27. How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!