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?”

Berean Study Bible
David asked the young man who had brought him the report, “How do you know 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?

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?"

Contemporary English Version
David asked, "How do you know Saul and Jonathan are dead?"

Good News Translation
"How do you know that Saul and Jonathan are dead?" David asked him.

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?'
Study Bible
David Learns of Saul's Death
4“What was the outcome?” David asked. “Please tell me.” “The troops fled from the battle,” he replied. “Many of them fell and died. And Saul and his son Jonathan are also dead.” 5David asked the young man who had brought him the report, “How do you know Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?” 6“I happened to be on Mount Gilboa,” he replied, “and there was Saul, leaning on his spear, with the chariots and the cavalry closing in on him.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 1:4
"What was the outcome?" David asked. "Please tell me." "The troops fled from the battle," he replied. "Many of them fell and died. And Saul and his son Jonathan are also dead."

2 Samuel 1:6
"I happened to be on Mount Gilboa," he replied, "and there was Saul, leaning on his spear, with the chariots and the cavalry closing in on him.

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 …







And David said unto the young man that told him,.... These tidings:

how knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead? this he particularly inquired after, as what most affected him, and was most material for him to know; and his meaning is, whether he had this of his own sight and knowledge, or by report. 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.
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