11 Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him:

Other Translations of 2 Samuel 1:11

New International Version

11 Then David and all the men with him took hold of their clothes and tore them.

English Standard Version

11 Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so did all the men who were with him.

The Message

11 In lament, David ripped his clothes to ribbons. All the men with him did the same.

New King James Version

11 Therefore David took hold of his own clothes and tore them, and so did all the men who were with him.

New Living Translation

11 David and his men tore their clothes in sorrow when they heard the news.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Samuel 1:11

Commentary on 2 Samuel 1:11-16

(Read 2 Samuel 1:11-16)

David was sincere in his mourning for Saul; and all with him humbled themselves under the hand of God, laid so heavily upon Israel by this defeat. The man who brought the tidings, David put to death, as a murderer of his prince. David herein did not do unjustly; the Amalekite confessed the crime. If he did as he said, he deserved to die for treason; and his lying to David, if indeed it were a lie, proved, as sooner or later that sin will prove, lying against himself. Hereby David showed himself zealous for public justice, without regard to his own private interest.