Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.
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George Leo Haydock
Of Saul. Septuagint, "to Saul "which may remove the surprise of Abulensis, that the king is not mentioned. (Salien)
Saul was absent at the time, so that they made known the threatening danger to the people.