And David arose, and came to the place where Saul had encamped: and David beheld the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Ner, the captain of his army: and Saul lay within the camp, and the people encamped round about him.
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George Leo Haydock
Tent, or covered chariot, such as the Scythians use in their marches, (Justin i.) or in a "royal tent. "Septuagint lampene, (Pollux.; Menochius) "richly ornamented "(Lucifer of Cagliari) "in the midst "(Aquila) of his troops. (Calmet)
David might see all was quiet from an eminence, or he might be informed by his spies. (Menochius)