2 Samuel 1:15
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New International Version
Then David called one of his men and said, "Go, strike him down!" So he struck him down, and he died.

King James Bible
And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died.

Darby Bible Translation
Then David called one of the young men and said, Draw near, [and] fall on him. And he smote him that he died.

World English Bible
David called one of the young men, and said, "Go near, and fall on him." He struck him, so that he died.

Young's Literal Translation
And David calleth to one of the youths, and saith, 'Draw nigh -- fall upon him;' and he smiteth him, and he dieth;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The crown - and the bracelet - The crown was probably no more than a royal fillet or diadem, both being the ensigns of royalty. It is sometimes customary in the East for a sovereign prince to give a crown and bracelets, when investing others with dominion or authority over certain provinces. Had Saul these in token of his being God's vicegerent, and that he held the kingdom from him alone?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Go near

2 Samuel 4:10-12 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag...

Judges 8:20 And he said to Jether his firstborn, Up, and slay them. But the youth drew not his sword: for he feared, because he was yet a youth.

1 Samuel 22:17,18 And the king said to the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD: because their hand also is with David...

1 Kings 2:25,34,46 And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell on him that he died...

Job 5:12 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

Proverbs 11:18 The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Library
The History of the Psalter
[Sidenote: Nature of the Psalter] Corresponding to the book of Proverbs, itself a select library containing Israel's best gnomic literature, is the Psalter, the compendium of the nation's lyrical songs and hymns and prayers. It is the record of the soul experiences of the race. Its language is that of the heart, and its thoughts of common interest to worshipful humanity. It reflects almost every phase of religious feeling: penitence, doubt, remorse, confession, fear, faith, hope, adoration, and
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 4:10
when someone told me, 'Saul is dead,' and thought he was bringing good news, I seized him and put him to death in Ziklag. That was the reward I gave him for his news!

2 Samuel 4:12
So David gave an order to his men, and they killed them. They cut off their hands and feet and hung the bodies by the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-Bosheth and buried it in Abner's tomb at Hebron.

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