New International Version
"Where have you come from?" David asked him. He answered, "I have escaped from the Israelite camp."
King James Bible
And David said unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.
Darby Bible Translation
And David said to him, Whence comest thou? And he said to him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.
World English Bible
David said to him, "Where do you come from?" He said to him, "I have escaped out of the camp of Israel."
Young's Literal Translation
And David saith to him, 'Whence comest thou?' and he saith unto him, 'Out of the camp of Israel I have escaped.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A man came out of the camp - The whole account which this young man gives is a fabrication: in many of the particulars it is grossly self-contradictory. There is no fact in the case but the bringing of the crown, or diadem, and bracelets of Saul; which, as he appears to have been a plunderer of the slain, he found on the field of battle; and he brought them to David, and told the lie of having despatched Saul, merely to ingratiate himself with David.
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LibraryThe 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
2 Samuel 1:2
On the third day a man arrived from Saul's camp with his clothes torn and dust on his head. When he came to David, he fell to the ground to pay him honor.
2 Samuel 1:4
"What happened?" David asked. "Tell me." "The men fled from the battle," he replied. "Many of them fell and died. And Saul and his son Jonathan are dead."
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