Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel and he saw the company of Jehu as he came, and said, “I see a company.” And Joram said, “Take a horseman and send him to meet them and let him say, ‘Is it peace?’” Now Saul’s watchmen in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, and behold, the multitude melted away; and they went here and there.What does it mean to set Watchmen upon the walls?
“I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence.” Watchmen were sentries stationed on a wall or in a tower in order to look out for and warn of dangers approaching from afar.What did the young man who was the watchman do?
And the young man who was the watchman raised his eyes and looked, and behold, many people were coming from the road behind him by the side of the mountain. A Song of Ascents, of Solomon. The watchman keeps awake in vain. Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning. Place men in ambush! What He spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.What did the watchman call to the gatekeeper?
The watchman called and told the king. And the king said, “If he is by himself there is good news in his mouth.” And he came nearer and nearer. Then the watchman saw another man running; and the watchman called to the gatekeeper and said, “Behold, another man running by himself.”