1 Samuel 20:19
New International Version
The day after tomorrow, toward evening, go to the place where you hid when this trouble began, and wait by the stone Ezel.

New Living Translation
The day after tomorrow, toward evening, go to the place where you hid before, and wait there by the stone pile.

English Standard Version
On the third day go down quickly to the place where you hid yourself when the matter was in hand, and remain beside the stone heap.

Berean Study Bible
When you have stayed three days, hurry down to the place you hid on the day this trouble began, and remain beside the stone Ezel.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
And 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.

Christian Standard Bible
The following day hurry down and go to the place where you hid on the day this incident began and stay beside the rock Ezel.

Contemporary English Version
By the day after tomorrow, everyone will think you've been gone a long time. Then go to the place where you hid before and stay beside Going-Away Rock.

Good News Translation
The day after tomorrow your absence will be noticed even more; so go to the place where you hid yourself the other time, and hide behind the pile of stones there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The following day hurry down and go to the place where you hid on the day this incident began and stay beside the rock Ezel.

International Standard Version
On the third day go down quickly and come to the place where you hid earlier. Remain beside the rock at Ezel.

NET Bible
On the third day you should go down quickly and come to the place where you hid yourself the day this all started. Stay near the stone Ezel.

New Heart English Bible
When you have stayed three days, you shall go down quickly, and come to the place where you hid yourself when this started, and shall remain by the stone Ezel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The day after tomorrow you will be missed even more. So go to the place where you hid on that other occasion, and stay by the rock.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And in the third day thou shalt hide thyself well, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself in the day of work, and shalt remain by the stone Ezel.

New American Standard 1977
“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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself on the day of the work and shalt remain by the stone Ezel;

King James 2000 Bible
And when you have stayed three days, then you shall go down quickly, and come to the place where you did hide yourself when the matter was in hand, and shall remain by the stone Ezel.

American King James Version
And when you have stayed three days, then you shall go down quickly, and come to the place where you did hide yourself when the business was in hand, and shall remain by the stone Ezel.

American Standard Version
And when thou hast stayed three days, 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt stay three days, and watch an opportunity, and shalt come to thy place where thou mayest hide thyself in the day of thy business, and thou shalt wait by that ergab.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thy seat will be empty till after to morrow. So thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place, where thou must be hid on the day when it is lawful to work, and thou shalt remain beside the stone, which is called Ezel.

Darby Bible Translation
but on the third day thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself on the day of the business, and abide by the stone Ezel.

English Revised Version
And when thou hast stayed three days, 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And 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.

World English Bible
When you have stayed three days, you shall go down quickly, and come to the place where you did hide yourself when the business was in hand, and shall remain by the stone Ezel.

Young's Literal Translation
and on the third day thou dost certainly come down, and hast come in unto the place where thou wast hidden in the day of the work, and hast remained near the stone Ezel.
Study Bible
Jonathan and David Renew Their Covenant
18Then Jonathan said to David, “Tomorrow is the New Moon, and you will be missed if your seat is empty. 19When you have stayed three days, hurry down to the place you hid on the day this trouble began, and remain beside the stone Ezel. 20I will shoot three arrows to the side of it, as if I were aiming at a target.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 20:18
Then Jonathan said to David, "Tomorrow is the New Moon, and you will be missed if your seat is empty.

1 Samuel 20:20
I will shoot three arrows to the side of it, as if I were aiming at a target.

Treasury of Scripture

And when you have stayed three days, then you shall go down quickly, and come to the place where you did hide yourself when the business was in hand, and shall remain by the stone Ezel.

quickly.

1 Samuel 20:5
And 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.

1 Samuel 19:2
But Jonathan Saul's son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself:







Lexicon
[When] you have stayed three days,
וְשִׁלַּשְׁתָּ֙ (wə·šil·laš·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8027: To do a third time, divide into three parts

hurry
מְאֹ֔ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

down
תֵּרֵ֣ד (tê·rêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the place
הַמָּק֔וֹם (ham·mā·qō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

you hid
נִסְתַּ֥רְתָּ (nis·tar·tā)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5641: To hide, conceal

on the day
בְּי֣וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

this trouble began,
הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂ֑ה (ham·ma·‘ă·śeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

and remain
וְיָ֣שַׁבְתָּ֔ (wə·yā·šaḇ·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

beside
אֵ֖צֶל (’ê·ṣel)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 681: A joining together, proximity

the stone
הָאֶ֥בֶן (hā·’e·ḇen)
Article | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

Ezel.
הָאָֽזֶל׃ (hā·’ā·zel)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 237: Ezel -- a memorial stone in Palestine
(19) Go down quickly.--"Quickly" represents, but not faithfully, the Hebrew m'od. "Quickly" comes from the Vulg., descende ergo festinus. The literal rendering of m'od is "greatly," and probably Dean Payne Smith's rendering, "and on the third day go a long way (greatly) down into the valley," represents the meaning of the original, which has been a general stumbling-block with the versions. The Chaldee, Arabic, and Syriac here interpret rather than translate, "on the third day thou will be missed the more." "It did not matter," writes the Dean, "whether David went fast or slow, as he was to hide there some time, but it was important that David should be far away, so that no prying eye might chance to catch sight of him."

When the business was in hand.--The expression, b'yom hamma?seh, rendered in our version by "when the business was in hand," is one hard to understand. Perhaps the best translation is that adopted by Gesenius, De Wette, and Maurer, who render it quite literally "on the day of the deed," and understand by "deed" King Saul's design of killing David (see 1Samuel 19:2).

By the stone Ezel.--This stone, or cairn, or possibly ruin, is mentioned nowhere else. Some have supposed it to have been a road-stone, or stone guide-post. The following ingenious conjecture is hazarded in the Speaker's Commentary:--"The LXX. here, and again in 1Samuel 20:41 (where the spot, but not the stone, is spoken of), read argab, or ergab, a word meaning a heap of stones. If this is the true reading, David's hiding place was either a natural cavernous rock, which was called argab, or some ruin of an ancient building equally suited for a hiding place." Ewald, slightly changing the text, understands the word as signifying "the lonely waste."

20:11-23 Jonathan faithfully promises that he would let David know how he found his father affected towards him. It will be kindness to ourselves and to ours, to secure an interest in those whom God favours, and to make his friends ours. True friendship rests on a firm basis, and is able to silence ambition, self-love, and undue regard for others. But who can fully understand the love of Jesus, who gave himself as a sacrifice for rebellious, polluted sinners! how great then ought to be the force and effects of our love to him, to his cause, and his people!
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