New International Version
When he turned around and saw me, he called out to me, and I said, 'What can I do?'
King James Bible
And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I answered, Here am I.
Darby Bible Translation
And he looked behind him, and saw me, and called to me. And I said, Here am I.
World English Bible
When he looked behind him, he saw me, and called to me. I answered, 'Here I am.'
Young's Literal Translation
and he turneth behind him, and seeth me, and calleth unto me, and I say, Here am I.
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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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Here am I [heb] Behold me
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 1:6
"I happened to be on Mount Gilboa," the young man said, "and there was Saul, leaning on his spear, with the chariots and their drivers in hot pursuit.
2 Samuel 1:8
"He asked me, 'Who are you?' "'An Amalekite,' I answered.
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