1 Samuel 20:24
New International Version
So David hid in the field, and when the New Moon feast came, the king sat down to eat.

New Living Translation
So David hid himself in the field, and when the new moon festival began, the king sat down to eat.

English Standard Version
So David hid himself in the field. And when the new moon came, the king sat down to eat food.

Berean Study Bible
So David hid in the field, and when the New Moon had come, the king sat down to eat.

King James Bible
So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat.

New King James Version
Then David hid in the field. And when the New Moon had come, the king sat down to eat the feast.

New American Standard Bible
So David hid himself in the field; and when the new moon came, the king sat down to eat food.

NASB 1995
So David hid in the field; and when the new moon came, the king sat down to eat food.

NASB 1977
So David hid in the field; and when the new moon came, the king sat down to eat food.

Amplified Bible
So David hid in the field; and when the New Moon [festival] came, the king sat down to eat food.

Christian Standard Bible
So David hid in the countryside. At the New Moon, the king sat down to eat the meal.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So David hid in the field. At the New Moon, the king sat down to eat the meal.

American Standard Version
So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat food.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So David hides himself in the field, and the new month arrives, and the king comes to the table to eat.

Contemporary English Version
So David hid there in the field. During the New Moon Festival, Saul sat down to eat

Douay-Rheims Bible
So David was hid in the field, and the new moon came, and the king sat down to eat bread.

English Revised Version
So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat.

Good News Translation
So David hid in the fields. At the New Moon Festival, King Saul came to the meal

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So David hid in the countryside. When the New Moon Festival came, King Saul sat down to eat the festival meal.

International Standard Version
David hid in the field. When the New Moon arrived, the king sat down to eat.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So David hid himself in the field; and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to the meal to eat.

Literal Standard Version
And David is hidden in the field, and it is the new moon, and the king sits down by the food to eat,

NET Bible
So David hid in the field. When the new moon came, the king sat down to eat his meal.

New Heart English Bible
So David hid himself in the field. And when the new moon had come, the king sat at the table to eat.

World English Bible
So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat food.

Young's Literal Translation
And David is hidden in the field, and it is the new moon, and the king sitteth down by the food to eat,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Jonathan and David Renew Their Covenant
23And as for the matter you and I have discussed, the LORD is a witness between you and me forever.” 24So David hid in the field, and when the New Moon had come, the king sat down to eat. 25He sat in his usual place by the wall, opposite Jonathan and beside Abner, but David’s place was empty.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:5
So David told him, "Look, tomorrow is the New Moon, and I am supposed to dine with the king. Instead, let me go and hide in the field until the third evening from now.

1 Samuel 20:23
And as for the matter you and I have discussed, the LORD is a witness between you and me forever."

1 Samuel 20:25
He sat in his usual place by the wall, opposite Jonathan and beside Abner, but David's place was empty.


Treasury of Scripture

So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat.

the king

Psalm 50:16-21
But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? …

Proverbs 4:17
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

Proverbs 15:17
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.









(24) Sat him down.--The LXX. paraphrases here, "came to the table."

Verses 24-26. - The king sat him down to eat meat. Hebrew, "the king sat down at the bread to eat." On sitting at table see 1 Samuel 16:11. And Jonathan arose. When the king had taken his usual place, that of honour, next the wall, and therefore farthest from the door, Jonathan arose and took his place on one side of the king, while Abner sat on the other. David's place below them was left empty. The omission of the statement that Jonathan sat down makes the passage obscure, and the versions bungle in rendering it, but there can be little doubt that these words ought to be supplied. He is not clean. Saul supposed that some ceremonial defilement (see Leviticus 15:2-16) had befallen David, and as the new moon was a religious festival, this would necessarily prevent his attendance.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
So David
דָּוִ֖ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

hid
וַיִּסָּתֵ֥ר (way·yis·sā·ṯêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5641: To hide, conceal

in the field,
בַּשָּׂדֶ֑ה (baś·śā·ḏeh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7704: Field, land

and when the New Moon
הַחֹ֔דֶשׁ (ha·ḥō·ḏeš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2320: The new moon, a month

had come,
וַיְהִ֣י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the king
הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

sat down
וַיֵּ֧שֶׁב (way·yê·šeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

to eat.
לֶאֱכֽוֹל׃ (le·’ĕ·ḵō·wl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat


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