2 Samuel 1:8
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New International Version
"He asked me, 'Who are you?' "'An Amalekite,' I answered.

King James Bible
And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to me, Who art thou? And I said to him, I am an Amalekite.

World English Bible
He said to me, 'Who are you?' I answered him, 'I am an Amalekite.'

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith to me, Who art thou? and I say unto him, An Amalekite I am.'

2 Samuel 1:8 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I am an Amalekite - Dr. Delaney remarks that an Amalekite took that crown from off the head of Saul, which he had forfeited by his disobedience in the case of Amalek.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

an Amalekite

Genesis 14:7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites...

Exodus 17:8-16 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim...

Numbers 24:20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations...

Deuteronomy 25:17-19 Remember what Amalek did to you by the way, when you were come forth out of Egypt...

1 Samuel 15:3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling...

1 Samuel 27:8 And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites...

1 Samuel 30:1,13,17 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag...

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
1 Samuel 15:3
Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.'"

1 Samuel 30:1
David and his men reached Ziklag on the third day. Now the Amalekites had raided the Negev and Ziklag. They had attacked Ziklag and burned it,

1 Samuel 30:13
David asked him, "Who do you belong to? Where do you come from?" He said, "I am an Egyptian, the slave of an Amalekite. My master abandoned me when I became ill three days ago.

2 Samuel 1:7
When he turned around and saw me, he called out to me, and I said, 'What can I do?'

2 Samuel 1:9
"Then he said to me, 'Stand here by me and kill me! I'm in the throes of death, but I'm still alive.'

2 Samuel 1:13
David said to the young man who brought him the report, "Where are you from?" "I am the son of a foreigner, an Amalekite," he answered.

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