2 Samuel 1:8
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English Standard Version
And he said to me, ‘Who are you?’ I answered him, ‘I am an Amalekite.’

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

American Standard Version
And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to me: Who art thou? And I said to him: I am an Amalecite.

English Revised Version
And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

David receives the news of Saul's death. - 2 Samuel 1:1-4. After the death of Saul, and David's return to Ziklag from his campaign against the Amalekites, there came a man to David on the third day, with his clothes torn and earth strewed upon his head (as a sign of deep mourning: see at 1 Samuel 4:12), who informed him of the flight and overthrow of the Israelitish army, and the death of Saul and Jonathan.

2 Samuel 1:1-3

2 Samuel 1:1 may be regarded as the protasis to 2 Samuel 1:2, so far as the contents are concerned, although formally it is rounded off, and ויּשׁב forms the apodosis to ויהי: "It came to pass after the death of Saul, David had returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites (1 Samuel 30:1-26), that David remained at Ziklag two days. And it came to pass on the third day," etc. Both of these notices of the time refer to the day, on which David returned to Ziklag from the pursuit and defeat of the Amalekites. Whether the battle at Gilboa, in which Saul fell, occurred before or after the return of David, it is impossible to determine. All that follows from the juxtaposition of the two events in 2 Samuel 1:1, is that they were nearly contemporaneous. The man "came from the army from with Saul," and therefore appears to have kept near to Saul during the battle.

2 Samuel 1:8 Parallel Commentaries

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...

Cross References
1 Samuel 15:3
Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.'"

1 Samuel 30:1
Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire

1 Samuel 30:13
And David said to him, "To whom do you belong? And where are you from?" He said, "I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite, and my master left me behind because I fell sick three days ago.

2 Samuel 1:7
And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called to me. And I answered, 'Here I am.'

2 Samuel 1:9
And he said to me, 'Stand beside me and kill me, for anguish has seized me, and yet my life still lingers.'

2 Samuel 1:13
And David said to the young man who told him, "Where do you come from?" And he answered, "I am the son of a sojourner, an Amalekite."

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