2 Samuel 1:5
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New American Standard Bible
So David said to the young man who told him, "How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?"

King James Bible
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?'

2 Samuel 1:5 Parallel
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2 Samuel 1:5 Parallel Commentaries

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Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] 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

Cross References
2 Samuel 1:4
David said to him, "How did things go? Please tell me." And he said, "The people have fled from the battle, and also many of the people have fallen and are dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also."

2 Samuel 1:6
The young man who told him said, "By chance I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and behold, Saul was leaning on his spear. And behold, the chariots and the horsemen pursued him closely.

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