And he said unto me, who [art] thou?
&c.] Being willing to know whether a friend or an enemy, which by his coming behind him he could not tell:
and I answered him, I [am] an Amalekite:
which he might be; but it is not likely he should tell Saul he was, which would not recommend him to him; though indeed he was now in such circumstances, that the Amalekites had nothing to fear from him; and if he was slain by him, as Josephus F6 affirms he was, it seems to be a just retaliation on him for sparing any of that race, contrary to the will of God.
F6 Antiqu. l. 6. c. 14. sect. 7.