|New International Version (© 2011)|
After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept together--but David wept the most.
King James Bible
And 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.
American Standard Version
And 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.
Young's Literal Translation
The youth hath gone, and David hath risen from Ezel, at the south, and falleth on his face to the earth, and boweth himself three times, and they kiss one another, and they weep one with another, till David exerted himself;
1 Samuel 20:41 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Until David exceeded - David's distress must, in the nature of things, be the greatest. Besides his friend Jonathan, whom he was now about to lose for ever, he lost his wife, relatives, country; and, what was most afflictive, the altars of his God, and the ordinances of religion.
Saul saw David's growing popularity, and was convinced of his own maladministration. He did not humble himself before God, and therefore became a prey to envy, pride, jealousy, cruelty, and every other malevolent temper. From him David had every thing to fear, and therefore he thought it was safer to yield to the storm, than attempt to brave it; though he could have even raised a very powerful party in Israel, had he used the means which were so much in his power. But as he neither sought not affected the kingdom, he left it to the providence of God to bring him in by such means, at such a way, and in such a time, as was most suited to his godly wisdom. He that believeth shall not make haste: God's way and time are ever the best; and he who, even in God's way, runs before he is sent, runs at random; runs without light, and without Divine strength.
Feeble, therefore, must be his own might, his own counsel, and his own wisdom: though he encompass himself with his own sparks yet this hath he at the Lord's hand - he shalt lie down in sorrow.
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1 Samuel 25:23 And when Abigail saw David, she hurried, and lighted off the donkey, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,
Genesis 43:28 And they answered, Your servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
2 Samuel 9:6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come to David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said...
and they kissed
1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it on his head, and kissed him, and said...
Genesis 29:11,13 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept...
Genesis 45:15 Moreover he kissed all his brothers, and wept on them: and after that his brothers talked with him.
2 Samuel 19:39 And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was come over, the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him...
Acts 20:37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,
1 Samuel 18:3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
2 Samuel 1:26 I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant have you been to me: your love to me was wonderful...
1 Samuel 20:41 Parallel CommentariesBowed Boy David Exceeded Kissed Lad Rose Soon South Three Times Towards WeptBowed Boy David Exceeded Kissed Lad Rose Soon South Three Times Towards WeptTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Genesis 42:6 Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the person who sold grain to all its people. So when Joseph's brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.
1 Samuel 18:3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.
1 Samuel 20:40 Then Jonathan gave his weapons to the boy and said, "Go, carry them back to town."
1 Samuel 25:23 When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed down before David with her face to the ground.