2 SAMUEL 1:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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2 Samuel 1:15 Translation & Meaning

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And David דָוִ֗ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
called וַיִּקְרָ֣א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
one לְאַחַד֙ Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
of the young men, מֵֽהַנְּעָרִ֔ים (concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication, a servant; also (by interch. of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age) young men
and said, וַיֹּ֖אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Go near, גַּ֣שׁ To be or come (causatively, bring) near (for any purpose); euphemistically, to lie with a woman; as an enemy, to attack; religious to worship; causatively, to present; figuratively, to adduce an argument; by reversal, to stand back Go near
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
fall פְּגַע To impinge, by accident or violence, or (figuratively) by importunity fall
upon him. And he smote וַיַּכֵּ֖הוּ To strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively) upon smote
him that he died. וַיָּמֹֽת׃ To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill died

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  • 13  And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence art thou? And he answered, I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.

  • 14  And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the Lord's anointed?

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

  • 16  And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the Lord's anointed.

  • 17  And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:




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