And when he looked behind him
To see how near the enemy was, and who were pursuing him:
he saw me, and called unto me;
by which it should rather seem that he belonged to the Philistines than to the Israelites, and as his being an Amalekite shows; for such an one would hardly be admitted among the latter, though it is most likely he was with neither, but happened to come that way just at that time:
and I answered, here [am] I;
ready to hear what thou hast to say, and do thy pleasure.