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1Samuel 20
New American Standard Bible
20Then David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said to Jonathan, "What have I done? What is my iniquity? And what is my sin before your father, that he is seeking my life?"H1732H1272H5121H7414H935H559H6440H3083H6213H5771H2403H6440H1H1245H5315 2And he said to him, "Far from it, you shall not die. Behold, my father does nothing either great or small without disclosing it to me. So why should my father hide this thing from me? It is not so!"H559H2486H4191H1H6213H6213H1697H1419H6996H1540H241H1H5641H1697 3Yet David vowed again, saying, "Your father knows well that I have found favor in your sight, and he has said, 'Do not let Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved.' But truly as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, there is hardly a step between me and death."H1732H7650H559H1H3045H3045H4672H2580H5869H559H3083H3045H6087H199H3068H2416H5315H2416H6587H4194 4Then Jonathan said to David, "Whatever you say, I will do for you."H559H3083H1732H5315H559H6213 5So David said to Jonathan, "Behold, tomorrow is the new moon, and I ought to sit down to eat with the king. But let me go, that I may hide myself in the field until the third evening.H1732H559H3083H4279H2320H3427H3427H4428H398H7971H5641H7704H7992H6153 6"If your father misses me at all, then say, 'David earnestly asked [ leave] of me to run to Bethlehem his city, because it is the yearly sacrifice there for the whole family.'H1H6485H6485H559H1732H7592H7592H7323H1035H5892H3117H2077H4940 7"If he says, 'It is good,' your servant [shall be] safe; but if he is very angry, know that he has decided on evil.H559H2896H5650H7965H2734H2734H3045H7451H3615 8"Therefore deal kindly with your servant, for you have brought your servant into a covenant of the LORD with you. But if there is iniquity in me, put me to death yourself; for why then should you bring me to your father?"H6213H2617H5650H935H5650H1285H3068H3426H5771H4191H935H1 9And Jonathan said, "Far be it from you! For if I should indeed learn that evil has been decided by my father to come upon you, then would I not tell you about it?"H3083H559H2486H3045H3045H7451H3615H1H935H5046 10Then David said to Jonathan, "Who will tell me if your father answers you harshly?"H559H1732H3083H5046H1H6030H7186 11And Jonathan said to David, "Come, and let us go out into the field." So both of them went out to the field.H3083H559H1732H3212H3318H7704H3318H8147H7704 12Then Jonathan said to David, "The LORD, the God of Israel, [be witness]! When I have sounded out my father about this time tomorrow, [or] the third day, behold, if there is good [feeling] toward David, shall I not then send to you and make it known to you?H3083H559H1732H3068H430H3478H2713H1H4279H6256H7992H2895H1732H7971H1540H241 13"If it please my father [to do] you harm, may the LORD do so to Jonathan and more also, if I do not make it known to you and send you away, that you may go in safety. And may the LORD be with you as He has been with my father.H3068H6213H3541H3254H3083H3190H1H7451H1540H241H7971H1980H7965H3068H1 14"And if I am still alive, will you not show me the lovingkindness of the LORD, that I may not die?H518H2416H6213H2617H3068H4191 15"And you shall not cut off your lovingkindness from my house forever, not even when the LORD cuts off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth."H3772H2617H1004H5704H5769H3068H3772H341H1732H376H6440H127 16So Jonathan made a [covenant] with the house of David, [saying], " May the LORD require [it] at the hands of David's enemies. "H3083H3772H1004H1732H3068H1245H3027H1732H341 17And Jonathan made David vow again because of his love for him, because he loved him as he loved his own life.H3083H1732H7650H3254H160H157H160H5315 18Then Jonathan said to him, "Tomorrow is the new moon, and you will be missed because your seat will be empty.H3083H559H1732H4279H2320H6485H4186H6485 19"When you have stayed for three days, you shall go down quickly and come to the place where you hid yourself on that eventful day, and you shall remain by the stone Ezel.H8027H3381H3966H935H4725H5641H3117H4639H3427H681H68H237 20"And I will shoot three arrows to the side, as though I shot at a target.H3384H7969H2671H6654H7971H4307 21"And behold, I will send the lad, [saying,] 'Go, find the arrows.' If I specifically say to the lad,' Behold, the arrows are on this side of you, get them, 'then come; for there is safety for you and no harm, as the LORD lives.H7971H5288H3212H4672H2671H559H559H5288H2671H3947H935H7965H1697H3068H2416 22"But if I say to the youth, 'Behold, the arrows are beyond you,' go, for the LORD has sent you away.H559H5958H2671H1973H3212H3068H7971 23"As for the agreement of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever."H1697H1696H3068H5704H5769 24So David hid in the field; and when the new moon came, the king sat down to eat food.H1732H5641H7704H2320H4428H3427H398H3899 25And the king sat on his seat as usual, the seat by the wall; then Jonathan rose up and Abner sat down by Saul's side, but David's place was empty.H4428H3427H4186H6471H4186H7023H3083H6965H74H3427H7586H6654H1732H4725H6485 26Nevertheless Saul did not speak anything that day, for he thought, " It is an accident, he is not clean, surely [he is] not clean. "H7586H1696H3972H3117H559H4745H1115H2889H2889 27And it came about the next day, the second [day] of the new moon, that David's place was empty; so Saul said to Jonathan his son, "Why has the son of Jesse not come to the meal, either yesterday or today?"H4283H8145H2320H1732H4725H6485H7586H559H3083H1121H935H1121H3448H3899H8543H3117 28Jonathan then answered Saul, "David earnestly asked leave of me [to go] to Bethlehem,H3083H6030H7586H1732H7592H7592H5978H1035 29for he said, 'Please let me go, since our family has a sacrifice in the city, and my brother has commanded me to attend. And now, if I have found favor in your sight, please let me get away that I may see my brothers.' For this reason he has not come to the king's table. "H559H7971H4940H2077H5892H251H6680H4672H2580H5869H4422H7200H251H935H4428H7979 30Then Saul's anger burned against Jonathan and he said to him, "You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you are choosing the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of your mother's nakedness?H7586H639H2734H3083H559H1121H5753H4780H3045H977H1121H3448H1322H1322H517H6172 31"For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. Therefore now, send and bring him to me, for he must surely die."H3117H1121H3448H2425H127H3559H4438H7971H3947H1121H4194 32But Jonathan answered Saul his father and said to him, "Why should he be put to death? What has he done?"H3083H6030H7586H1H559H4191H6213 33Then Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him down; so Jonathan knew that his father had decided to put David to death.H7586H2904H2595H5221H3083H3045H3617H1H4191H1732 34Then Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did not eat food on the second day of the new moon, for he was grieved over David because his father had dishonored him.H3083H6965H7979H2750H639H398H3899H8145H3117H2320H6087H1732H1H3637 35Now it came about in the morning that Jonathan went out into the field for the appointment with David, and a little lad [was] with him.H1242H3083H3318H7704H4150H1732H6996H5288 36And he said to his lad, "Run, find now the arrows which I am about to shoot." As the lad was running, he shot an arrow past him.H559H5288H7323H4672H2671H3384H5288H7323H3384H2678H5674 37When the lad reached the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan called after the lad, and said, "Is not the arrow beyond you?"H5288H935H4725H2678H3083H3384H3083H7121H310H5288H559H2678H1973 38And Jonathan called after the lad, "Hurry, be quick, do not stay!" And Jonathan's lad picked up the arrow and came to his master.H3083H7121H310H5288H4120H2363H5975H3083H5288H3950H2671H2678H935H113 39But the lad was not aware of anything; only Jonathan and David knew about the matter.H5288H3045H3972H3083H1732H3045H1697 40Then Jonathan gave his weapons to his lad and said to him, "Go, bring [them] to the city."H3083H5414H3627H5288H559H3212H935H5892 41When the lad was gone, David rose from the south side and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed three times. And they kissed each other and wept together, but David more.H5288H935H1732H6965H681H5045H5307H639H776H7812H7969H6471H5401H376H7453H1058H376H7453H1732H1431 42And Jonathan said to David, "Go in safety, inasmuch as we have sworn to each other in the name of the LORD, saying, 'The LORD will be between me and you, and between my descendants and your descendants forever.' " Then he rose and departed, while Jonathan went into the city.H3083H559H1732H3212H7965H7650H8147H8034H3068H559H3068H2233H2233H5704H5769H6965H3212H3083H935H5892


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