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1Samuel 20
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David and Jonathan’s Covenant

20DAVID FLED from Naioth in Ramah and came and said to Jonathan, What have I done? Of what am I guilty? What is my sin before your father, that he seeks my life?H1732H1272H5121H7414H935H559H6440H3083H6213H5771H2403H6440H1H1245H5315 2Jonathan said, God forbid! You shall not die. My father does nothing great or small but what he tells me. And why should [he] hide this thing from me? It is not so.H559H2486H4191H1H6213H6213H1697H1419H6996H1540H241H1H5641H1697 3But David replied, Your father certainly knows that I have found favor in your eyes, and he thinks, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved. But truly as the Lord lives and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death.H1732H7650H559H1H3045H3045H4672H2580H5869H559H3083H3045H6087H199H3068H2416H5315H2416H6587H4194 4Then Jonathan said to David, Whatever you desire, I will do for you.H559H3083H1732H5315H559H6213 5David said to Jonathan, Tomorrow is the New Moon [festival], and I should not fail to sit at the table with the king; but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field till the third day at evening.H1732H559H3083H4279H2320H3427H3427H4428H398H7971H5641H7704H7992H6153 6If your father misses me at all, 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 says, All right, then it will be well with your servant; but if he is angry, then be sure that evil is determined by him.H559H2896H5650H7965H2734H2734H3045H7451H3615 8Therefore deal kindly with your servant, for you have brought [me] into a covenant of the Lord with you. But if there is guilt in me, kill me yourself; for why should you bring me to your father?H6213H2617H5650H935H5650H1285H3068H3426H5771H4191H935H1 9And Jonathan said, Far be it from you! If I knew that evil was determined for you by my father, would I not tell you?H3083H559H2486H3045H3045H7451H3615H1H935H5046 10Then said David to Jonathan, Who will tell me if your father answers you roughly?H559H1732H3083H5046H1H6030H7186 11Jonathan said, Come, let us go into the field. So they went into the field.H3083H559H1732H3212H3318H7704H3318H8147H7704 12Jonathan 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 he is well inclined toward David, and I do not send and let you know it,H3083H559H1732H3068H430H3478H2713H1H4279H6256H7992H2895H1732H7971H1540H241 13The Lord do so, and much more, to Jonathan. But if it please my father to do you harm, then I will disclose it 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 14While I am still alive you shall not only show me the loving-kindness of the Lord, so that I die not,H518H2416H6213H2617H3068H4191 15But also you shall not cut off your kindness from my house forever--no, not even when the Lord has cut off every enemy of David from the face of the earth.H3772H2617H1004H5704H5769H3068H3772H341H1732H376H6440H127 16So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, And the Lord will require that this covenant be kept at the hands of David's enemies.H3083H3772H1004H1732H3068H1245H3027H1732H341 17And Jonathan caused David to swear again by his love for him, for Jonathan loved him as he loved his own life.H3083H1732H7650H3254H160H157H160H5315 18Then Jonathan said to David, Tomorrow is the New Moon festival; and you will be missed, for your seat will be empty.H3083H559H1732H4279H2320H6485H4186H6485 19On the third day you will go quickly and come to the place where you hid yourself when the matter was in hand, and remain by the stone Ezel.H8027H3381H3966H935H4725H5641H3117H4639H3427H681H68H237 20And I will shoot three arrows on the side of it, as though I shot at a mark.H3384H7969H2671H6654H7971H4307 21And I will send a lad, saying, Go, find the arrows. If I expressly say to the lad, Look, the arrows are on this side of you, take them--then you are to come, for it is safe for you and there is no danger, as the Lord lives.H7971H5288H3212H4672H2671H559H559H5288H2671H3947H935H7965H1697H3068H2416 22But if I say to the youth, Look, the arrows are beyond you--then go, for the Lord has sent you away.H559H5958H2671H1973H3212H3068H7971 23And as touching the matter of which you and I have spoken, behold, the Lord is between you and me forever.H1697H1696H3068H5704H5769 24So David hid himself in the field, and when the New Moon [festival] came, the king sat down to eat food.H1732H5641H7704H2320H4428H3427H398H3899 25The king sat, as at other times, on his seat by the wall, and Jonathan sat opposite, and Abner sat by Saul's side, but David's place was empty.H4428H3427H4186H6471H4186H7023H3083H6965H74H3427H7586H6654H1732H4725H6485 26Yet Saul said nothing that day, for he thought, Something has befallen him and he is not clean--surely he is not clean.H7586H1696H3972H3117H559H4745H1115H2889H2889 27But on the morrow, the second day after the new moon, David's place was empty; and Saul said to Jonathan his son, Why has not the son of Jesse come to the meal, either yesterday or today?H4283H8145H2320H1732H4725H6485H7586H559H3083H1121H935H1121H3448H3899H8543H3117 28And Jonathan answered, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem.H3083H6030H7586H1732H7592H7592H5978H1035 29He said, Let me go, I pray, for our family holds a sacrifice in the city and my brother commanded me to be there. Now, if I have found favor in your eyes, let me get away and see my brothers. That is why he has not come to the king's table.H559H7971H4940H2077H5892H251H6680H4672H2580H5869H4422H7200H251H935H4428H7979

Saul Is Angry with Jonathan

30Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan and he said to him, You son of a perverse, rebellious woman, do not I know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of your mother who bore you?H7586H639H2734H3083H559H1121H5753H4780H3045H977H1121H3448H1322H1322H517H6172 31For as long as the son of Jesse lives upon the earth, you shall not be established nor shall your kingdom. So now send and bring him to me, for he shall surely die.H3117H1121H3448H2425H127H3559H4438H7971H3947H1121H4194 32Jonathan answered Saul his father, Why should he be killed? What has he done?H3083H6030H7586H1H559H4191H6213 33But Saul cast his spear at him to smite him, by which Jonathan knew that his father had determined to kill David.H7586H2904H2595H5221H3083H3045H3617H1H4191H1732 34So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and ate no food that second day of the month, for he grieved for David because his father had disgraced him.H3083H6965H7979H2750H639H398H3899H8145H3117H2320H6087H1732H1H3637 35In the morning Jonathan went out into the field at the time appointed with David, and a little lad was with him.H1242H3083H3318H7704H4150H1732H6996H5288 36And he said to his lad, Run, find the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.H559H5288H7323H4672H2671H3384H5288H7323H3384H2678H5674 37When the lad came to the place where Jonathan had shot the arrow, Jonathan called to [him], Is not the arrow beyond you?H5288H935H4725H2678H3083H3384H3083H7121H310H5288H559H2678H1973 38And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not! The lad gathered up the arrow and came to his master.H3083H7121H310H5288H4120H2363H5975H3083H5288H3950H2671H2678H935H113 39But the lad knew nothing; only Jonathan and David knew the matter.H5288H3045H3972H3083H1732H3045H1697 40Jonathan gave his weapons to his lad and told him, Go, carry them to the city.H3083H5414H3627H5288H559H3212H935H5892 41And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose from beside the heap of stones and fell on his face to the ground and bowed himself three times. And they kissed one another and wept with one another until David got control of himself.H5288H935H1732H6965H681H5045H5307H639H776H7812H7969H6471H5401H376H7453H1058H376H7453H1732H1431 42And Jonathan told David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn to each other in the name of the Lord, saying, The Lord shall be between me and you, and between my descendants and yours forever. And Jonathan arose and departed into the city.H3083H559H1732H3212H7965H7650H8147H8034H3068H559H3068H2233H2233H5704H5769H6965H3212H3083H935H5892


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