New American Standard Bible
David said to the young man who told him, "Where are you from?" And he answered, "I am the son of an alien, an Amalekite."
King James Bible
And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence art thou? And he answered, I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.
Darby Bible Translation
And David said to the young man that told him, Whence art thou? And he said, I am the son of an Amalekite stranger.
World English Bible
David said to the young man who told him, "Where are you from?" He answered, "I am the son of a foreigner, an Amalekite."
Young's Literal Translation
And David saith unto the youth who is declaring it to him, 'Whence art thou?' and he saith, 'Son of a sojourner, an Amalekite, I am.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Whether David believed the Amalekite's story, or not, his anger was equally excited, and the fact that the young man was an Amalekite, was not calculated to calm or check it. That David's temper was hasty, we know from 1 Samuel 25:13, 1 Samuel 25:32-34.
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
Then they turned back and came to En-mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and conquered all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, who lived in Hazazon-tamar.
2 Samuel 1:8
"He said to me, 'Who are you?' And I answered him, 'I am an Amalekite.'
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