16 He told Eli, “I have just come from the battle line; I fled from it this very day.” Eli asked, “What happened, my son?”

Read 1 Samuel 4:16 Using Other Translations

And the man said unto Eli, I am he that came out of the army, and I fled to day out of the army. And he said, What is there done, my son?
And the man said to Eli, "I am he who has come from the battle; I fled from the battle today." And he said, "How did it go, my son?"
He said to Eli, “I have just come from the battlefield—I was there this very day.” “What happened, my son?” Eli demanded.