2 Samuel 1:15
And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died.
And David called one of the young men,.... His servants that attended on him:
and said, Go near, and fall upon him; by smiting him with his sword:
And he smote him, that he died; his orders were instantly obeyed. Kings and generals of armies had great power in those times and countries to execute a man immediately, without any other judge or jury: what may serve, or David might think would serve, to justify him in doing this, is what follows.