2 Samuel 1:15

“And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Dauid called one of the yong men, and sayd, Goe neere, and fall vpon him. And hee smote him, that hee dyed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And David called one of the young men and said, "Go, cut him down. So he struck him and he died."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him, so that he died.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David sent for one of his young men and said, Go near and put an end to him. And he put him to death.
- Basic English Bible

Then David called one of the young men and said, Draw near, [and] fall on him. And he smote him that he died.
- Darby Bible

And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died.
- Webster's Bible

David called one of the young men, and said, "Go near, and fall on him." He struck him, so that he died.
- World English Bible

And David calleth to one of the youths, and saith, `Draw nigh -- fall upon him;' and he smiteth him, and he dieth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David called one of the young men, and said: 'Go near, and fall upon him.' And he smote him that he died.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 2 Samuel 1

  • Marie
    Did saul go to hell?
  • A disciple
    Ren; The man lied thinking he would get some kind of reward for telling those things to David; but David saw right through his wicked show, and said to him, "How were you not afraid to raise your hand against the LORD's Anointed?" and that was the reason he was put to death! David was in a position to give sentence against such wickedness. But those in power today refuse to execute God's judgment!
  • Ren
    @Brenda I read it the same way as you did.5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.

    6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.
    I believe the other guy was lying and David saw thru it and had him killed. That lie cost him his own life.
  • BSP
    Verse 17: David lamented over the death of both Saul and Jonathan. Though Saul persecuted David, we see that David didn't hold a grudge against Saul or wish evil upon him.
  • Brenda Thompson
    Clearly Irene123, you have read something that I didn't see. Scripture states that Saul fell upon his sword and died. Along with his armourbearer. The only person Saul asked to kill him was his armourbearer. At least that's the only person I read about. Perhaps you could tell me where you found your information.
  • Irene123
    There is no confusion in Saul's trying to commit suicide and the Amalekite killing him. Saul's 'attempted' suicide didn't work; he wasn't dead so he asked the Amalekite to finish him off. A lot of attempted suicides end not working.

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