So David's young men turned their way
Their backs on him, without making any reply; and though they did not return railing for railing, they treated him with silent contempt; and though they did not offer to do any injury to his person, nor to take anything away by force, yet they were determined to report this usage to David, who they doubted not would avenge the affront put on him and them:
and went again;
to the wilderness from whence they came:
and came and told him all these sayings;
rude and reproachful ones, just as they were delivered.