So the watchman called out and informed the king. The king said, “If he is by himself, he brings good news.”
when someone told me that Saul was dead – even though he thought he was bringing good news
But Joab said to him, “You will not be a bearer of good news today. You will bear good news some other day, but not today,
Ahimaaz the son of Zadok again spoke to Joab, “Whatever happens, let me go after the Cushite.” But Joab said, “Why is it that you want to go, my son? You have no good news that will bring you a reward.”
The watchman said, “It appears to me that the first runner is Ahimaaz
Then they said to one another, “It’s not right what we’re doing! This is a day to celebrate, but we haven’t told anyone.