2 Samuel 1:11
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English Standard Version
Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so did all the men who were with him.

King James Bible
Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him:

American Standard Version
Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then David took hold of his garments and rent them, and likewise all the men that were with him.

English Revised Version
Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him:

Webster's Bible Translation
Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

To David's further inquiry how he knew this, the young man replied (2 Samuel 1:6-10), "I happened to come (נקרא equals נקרה) up to the mountains of Gilboa, and saw Saul leaning upon his spear; then the chariots (the war-chariots for the charioteers) and riders were pressing upon him, and he turned round and saw me, ... and asked me, Who art thou? and I said, An Amalekite; and he said to me, Come hither to me, and slay me, for the cramp (שׁבץ according to the Rabbins) hath seized me (sc., so that I cannot defend myself, and must fall into the hands of the Philistines); for my soul (my life) is still whole in me. Then I went to him, and slew him, because I knew that after his fall he would not live; and took the crown upon his head, and the bracelet upon his arm, and brought them to my lord" (David). "After his fall" does not mean "after he had fallen upon his sword or spear" (Clericus), for this is neither implied in נפלו nor in על־חניתו נשׁען ("supported, i.e., leaning upon his spear"), nor are we at liberty to transfer it from 1 Samuel 31:4 into this passage; but "after his defeat," i.e., so that he would not survive this calamity. This statement is at variance with the account of the death of Saul in 1 Samuel 31:3.; and even apart from this it has an air of improbability, or rather of untruth in it, particularly in the assertion that Saul was leaning upon his spear when the chariots and horsemen of the enemy came upon him, without having either an armour-bearer or any other Israelitish soldier by his side, so that he had to turn to an Amalekite who accidentally came by, and to ask him to inflict the fatal wound. The Amalekite invented this, in the hope of thereby obtaining the better recompense from David. The only part of his statement which is certainly true, is that he found the king lying dead upon the field of battle, and took off the crown and armlet; since he brought these to David. But it is by no means certain whether he was present when Saul expired, or merely found him after he was dead.

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2 Samuel 3:31 And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth...

2 Samuel 13:31 Then the king arose, and tare his garments, and lay on the earth; and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent.

Genesis 37:29,34 And Reuben returned to the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes...

Acts 14:14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,

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Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Cross References
Genesis 37:29
When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he tore his clothes

Genesis 37:34
Then Jacob tore his garments and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days.

Genesis 44:13
Then they tore their clothes, and every man loaded his donkey, and they returned to the city.

Joshua 7:6
Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until the evening, he and the elders of Israel. And they put dust on their heads.

2 Samuel 13:19
And Tamar put ashes on her head and tore the long robe that she wore. And she laid her hand on her head and went away, crying aloud as she went.

2 Samuel 13:31
Then the king arose and tore his garments and lay on the earth. And all his servants who were standing by tore their garments.

2 Chronicles 34:27
because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard his words against this place and its inhabitants, and you have humbled yourself before me and have torn your clothes and wept before me, I also have heard you, declares the LORD.

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