1 Samuel 20:33
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New International Version
But Saul hurled his spear at him to kill him. Then Jonathan knew that his father intended to kill David.

New Living Translation
Then Saul hurled his spear at Jonathan, intending to kill him. So at last Jonathan realized that his father was really determined to kill David.

English Standard Version
But Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him. So Jonathan knew that his father was determined to put David to death.

New American Standard Bible
Then Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him down; so Jonathan knew that his father had decided to put David to death.

King James Bible
And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Saul threw his spear at Jonathan to kill him, so he knew that his father was determined to kill David.

International Standard Version
Then Saul threw the spear that was beside him to strike Jonathan down. So Jonathan realized that his father was determined to kill David.

NET Bible
Then Saul threw his spear at Jonathan in order to strike him down. So Jonathan was convinced that his father had decided to kill David.

New Heart English Bible
And Saul threw his spear at him to strike him. Then Jonathan realized that this evil from his father to kill David was determined.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul raised his spear to strike him. Then Jonathan knew his father was determined to kill David.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul cast his spear at him to smite him; whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to put David to death.

New American Standard 1977
Then Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him down; so Jonathan knew that his father had decided to put David to death.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Saul cast a spear at him to smite him whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.

King James 2000 Bible
And Saul cast a javelin at him to strike him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.

American King James Version
And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.

American Standard Version
And Saul cast his spear at him to smite him; whereby Jonathan knew that is was determined of his father to put David to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul caught up a spear to strike him. And Jonathan understood that it was determined by his father to kill David.

Darby Bible Translation
Then Saul cast the spear at him to smite him; and Jonathan knew that it was determined by his father to put David to death.

English Revised Version
And Saul cast his spear at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to put David to death.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: by which Jonathan knew that it was determined by his father to slay David.

World English Bible
Saul cast his spear at him to strike him. By this Jonathan knew that his father was determined to put David to death.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul casteth the javelin at him to smite him, and Jonathan knoweth that it hath been determined by his father to put David to death.
Study Bible
Saul Seeks to Kill Jonathan
32But Jonathan answered Saul his father and said to him, "Why should he be put to death? What has he done?" 33Then Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him down; so Jonathan knew that his father had decided to put David to death. 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.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 18:11
Saul hurled the spear for he thought, "I will pin David to the wall." But David escaped from his presence twice.

1 Samuel 19:10
Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, so that he stuck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped that night.

1 Samuel 20:7
"If he says, 'It is good,' your servant will be safe; but if he is very angry, know that he has decided on evil.

1 Samuel 20:34
Then 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.
Treasury of Scripture

And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.

And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him,.... So provoked to wrath was he by what he said. It seems by this that Saul always had a javelin or spear in his hand, which is to be accounted for by the custom of those times; in other countries, as well as in this, the kings used to carry spears in their hands instead of sceptres, and which they used as such; so Justin (h), speaking of the times of Romulus, says, that kings in those times had spears, as an ensign of royalty, which the Greeks call sceptres; and so the Greeks called sceptres spears (i):

whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David; for since he attempted to smite him, his own son, for speaking on his behalf, it might be well concluded, that such was his settled wrath and malice, that he would if possible kill David, could he get him into his hands.

(h) E Trogo, l. 43. c. 3.((i) Pausanias in Boeoticis, sive, l. 9. p. 859. Vid. Barthii Animadv. ad Claudian in nupt. Honor ver. 119. 33. Saul cast a javelin at him—This is a sad proof of the maniacal frenzy into which the unhappy monarch was transported.20:24-34 None were more constant than David in attending holy duties; nor had he been absent, but self-preservation obliged him to withdraw. In great peril present opportunities for Divine ordinances may be waved. But it is bad for us, except in case of necessity, to omit any opportunity of statedly attending on them. Jonathan did wisely and well for himself and family, to secure an interest in David, yet for this he is blamed. It is good to take God's people for our people. It will prove to our advantage at last, however it may now be thought against our interest. Saul was outrageous. What savage beasts, and worse, does anger make men!
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