Then the men of Israel and Judah surged forward with a shout and pursued the Philistines to the entrance of Gatha and to the gates of Ekron.1 Their dead were strewn along the Shaaraim2 road to Gath and Ekron.
When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp.
David took the Philistine's head and brought it to Jerusalem, and he put the Philistine's weapons in his own tent.
As Saul watched David3 going out to meet the Philistine, he said to Abner, commander of the army, "Abner,4 whose son is that young man?" Abner replied, "As surely as you live, O king, I don't know."
The king said, "Find out whose son this young man is."
As soon as David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with David still holding the Philistine's head.
"Whose son are you, young man?" Saul asked him. David said, "I am the son of your servant Jesse5 of Bethlehem."