King James Version
And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead?
Darby Bible Translation
And David said to the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead?
World English Bible
David said to the young man who told him, "How do you know that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead?"
Young's Literal Translation
And David saith unto the youth who is declaring it to him, 'How hast thou known that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead?'
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead?2 Samuel 1:5 Parallel Commentaries
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Samuel 1:4
And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also.
2 Samuel 1:6
And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him.
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