And the watchman saw another man running
At a further distance:
and the watchman called unto the porter;
that kept the gate, under which the watchtower was:
and said, behold, [another] man runneth alone;
as the other, and has the same appearance of a messenger:
and the king said, he also bringeth tidings;
it being usual then, as now, to dispatch one messenger after another, as fresh accounts coming in made it necessary.