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1Samuel 20
King James Version

Jonathan’s Loyalty to David

20And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?H1732H1272H5121H7414H935H559H6440H3083H6213H5771H2403H6440H1H1245H5315 2And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so.H559H2486H4191H1H6213H6213H1697H1419H6996H1540H241H1H5641H1697 3And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.H1732H7650H559H1H3045H3045H4672H2580H5869H559H3083H3045H6087H199H3068H2416H5315H2416H6587H4194 4Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee.H559H3083H1732H5315H559H6213 5And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to morrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at even.H1732H559H3083H4279H2320H3427H3427H4428H398H7971H5641H7704H7992H6153 6If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.H1H6485H6485H559H1732H7592H7592H7323H1035H5892H3117H2077H4940 7If he say thus, It is well; thy servant shall have peace: but if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil is determined by him.H559H2896H5650H7965H2734H2734H3045H7451H3615 8Therefore thou shalt deal kindly with thy servant; for thou hast brought thy servant into a covenant of the LORD with thee: notwithstanding, if there be in me iniquity, slay me thyself; for why shouldest thou bring me to thy father?H6213H2617H5650H935H5650H1285H3068H3426H5771H4191H935H1 9And Jonathan said, Far be it from thee: for if I knew certainly that evil were determined by my father to come upon thee, then would not I tell it thee?H3083H559H2486H3045H3045H7451H3615H1H935H5046 10Then said David to Jonathan, Who shall tell me? or what if thy father answer thee roughly?H559H1732H3083H5046H1H6030H7186 11And Jonathan said unto David, Come, and let us go out into the field. And they went out both of them into the field.H3083H559H1732H3212H3318H7704H3318H8147H7704 12And Jonathan said unto David, O LORD God of Israel, when I have sounded my father about to morrow any time, or the third day, and, behold, if there be good toward David, and I then send not unto thee, and shew it thee;H3083H559H1732H3068H430H3478H2713H1H4279H6256H7992H2895H1732H7971H1540H241 13The LORD do so and much more to Jonathan: but if it please my father to do thee evil, then I will shew it thee, and send thee away, that thou mayest go in peace: and the LORD be with thee, as he hath been with my father.H3068H6213H3541H3254H3083H3190H1H7451H1540H241H7971H1980H7965H3068H1 14And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not:H518H2416H6213H2617H3068H4191 15But also thou shalt not cut off thy kindness from my house for ever: no, not when the LORD hath cut off the enemies of David every one from the face of the earth.H3772H2617H1004H5704H5769H3068H3772H341H1732H376H6440H127 16So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let the LORD even require it at the hand of David's enemies.H3083H3772H1004H1732H3068H1245H3027H1732H341 17And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.H3083H1732H7650H3254H160H157H160H5315 18Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.H3083H559H1732H4279H2320H6485H4186H6485 19And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself when the business was in hand, and shalt remain by the stone Ezel.H8027H3381H3966H935H4725H5641H3117H4639H3427H681H68H237 20And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark.H3384H7969H2671H6654H7971H4307 21And, behold, I will send a lad, saying, Go, find out the arrows. If I expressly say unto the lad, Behold, the arrows are on this side of thee, take them; then come thou: for there is peace to thee, and no hurt; as the LORD liveth.H7971H5288H3212H4672H2671H559H559H5288H2671H3947H935H7965H1697H3068H2416 22But if I say thus unto the young man, Behold, the arrows are beyond thee; go thy way: for the LORD hath sent thee away.H559H5958H2671H1973H3212H3068H7971 23And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD be between thee and me for ever.H1697H1696H3068H5704H5769 24So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat.H1732H5641H7704H2320H4428H3427H398H3899 25And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul's side, and David's place was empty.H4428H3427H4186H6471H4186H7023H3083H6965H74H3427H7586H6654H1732H4725H6485 26Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.H7586H1696H3972H3117H559H4745H1115H2889H2889 27And it came to pass on the morrow, which was the second day of the month, that David's place was empty: and Saul said unto Jonathan his son, Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to meat, neither yesterday, nor to day?H4283H8145H2320H1732H4725H6485H7586H559H3083H1121H935H1121H3448H3899H8543H3117 28And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem:H3083H6030H7586H1732H7592H7592H5978H1035 29And he said, Let me go, I pray thee; for our family hath a sacrifice in the city; and my brother, he hath commanded me to be there: and now, if I have found favour in thine eyes, let me get away, I pray thee, and see my brethren. Therefore he cometh not unto the king's table.H559H7971H4940H2077H5892H251H6680H4672H2580H5869H4422H7200H251H935H4428H7979 30Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness?H7586H639H2734H3083H559H1121H5753H4780H3045H977H1121H3448H1322H1322H517H6172 31For as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the ground, thou shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom. Wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die.H3117H1121H3448H2425H127H3559H4438H7971H3947H1121H4194 32And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore shall he be slain? what hath he done?H3083H6030H7586H1H559H4191H6213 33And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.H7586H2904H2595H5221H3083H3045H3617H1H4191H1732 34So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat no meat the second day of the month: for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.H3083H6965H7979H2750H639H398H3899H8145H3117H2320H6087H1732H1H3637 35And it came to pass in the morning, that Jonathan went out into the field at the time appointed with David, and a little lad with him.H1242H3083H3318H7704H4150H1732H6996H5288 36And he said unto his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.H559H5288H7323H4672H2671H3384H5288H7323H3384H2678H5674 37And when the lad was come to the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan cried after the lad, and said, Is not the arrow beyond thee?H5288H935H4725H2678H3083H3384H3083H7121H310H5288H559H2678H1973 38And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.H3083H7121H310H5288H4120H2363H5975H3083H5288H3950H2671H2678H935H113 39But the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.H5288H3045H3972H3083H1732H3045H1697 40And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad, and said unto him, Go, carry them to the city.H3083H5414H3627H5288H559H3212H935H5892 41And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.H5288H935H1732H6965H681H5045H5307H639H776H7812H7969H6471H5401H376H7453H1058H376H7453H1732H1431 42And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city.H3083H559H1732H3212H7965H7650H8147H8034H3068H559H3068H2233H2233H5704H5769H6965H3212H3083H935H5892


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