2 Samuel 1:6
1:6 The young man who was telling him this 1 said, “I just happened to be on Mount Gilboa and came across Saul leaning on his spear for support. The chariots and leaders of the horsemen were in hot pursuit of him.
2 Samuel 1:13
1:13 David said to the young man who told this to him, “Where are you from?” He replied, “I am an Amalekite, the son of a resident foreigner.” 2
2 Samuel 1:15
1:15 Then David called one of the soldiers 3 and said, “Come here and strike him down!” So he struck him down, and he died.
1 tc The Syriac Peshitta and one ms of the LXX lack the words “who was telling him this” of the MT.
2 tn The Hebrew word used here refers to a foreigner whose social standing was something less than that of native residents of the land, but something more than that of a nonresident alien who was merely passing through.
3 tn Heb “young men.”