2 Samuel 1:5
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New International Version
Then David said to the young man who brought him the report, "How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?"

New Living Translation
"How do you know Saul and Jonathan are dead?" David demanded of the young man.

English Standard Version
Then David said to the young man who told him, “How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?”

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?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David asked the young man who had brought him the report, "How do you know Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?""

International Standard Version
David asked the young man who related the story, "How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?"

NET Bible
David said to the young man who was telling him this, "How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?"

New Heart English Bible
David said to the young man who told him, "How do you know that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"How do you know Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?" David asked the young man who had brought him the news.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David said unto the young man that told him: 'How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead?'

New American Standard 1977
So David said to the young man who told him, “How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David said unto the young man that told him, How dost thou know that Saul and Jonathan, his son, are dead?

King James 2000 Bible
And David said unto the young man that told him, How know you that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead?

American King James Version
And David said to the young man that told him, How know you that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead?

American Standard Version
And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David said to the young man that told him: How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son, are 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?

English Revised Version
And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead?

Webster's 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?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-10 The blow which opened David's way to the throne was given about the time he had been sorely distressed. Those who commit their concerns to the Lord, will quietly abide his will. It shows that he desired not Saul's death, and he was not impatient to come to the throne.
Study Bible
David Learns of Saul's Death
4David 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." 5So David said to the young man who told him, "How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?" 6The 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.…
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.
Treasury of Scripture

And David said to the young man that told him, How know you that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead?

How knowest

Proverbs 14:15 The simple believes every word: but the prudent man looks well to his going.

Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings …

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