1 Samuel 20:28
New International Version
Jonathan answered, "David earnestly asked me for permission to go to Bethlehem.

New Living Translation
Jonathan replied, "David earnestly asked me if he could go to Bethlehem.

English Standard Version
Jonathan answered Saul, “David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem.

Berean Study Bible
Jonathan answered, “David urgently requested my permission to go to Bethlehem,

New American Standard Bible
Jonathan then answered Saul, "David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem,

King James Bible
And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem:

Christian Standard Bible
Jonathan answered, "David asked for my permission to go to Bethlehem.

Good News Translation
Jonathan answered, "He begged me to let him go to Bethlehem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jonathan answered, "David asked for my permission to go to Bethlehem.

International Standard Version
Jonathan answered Saul, "David urgently requested that I let him go to Bethlehem.

NET Bible
Jonathan replied to Saul, "David urgently requested that he be allowed to go to Bethlehem.

New Heart English Bible
Jonathan answered Saul, and said, "David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jonathan answered Saul, "David repeatedly begged me [to let him go] to Bethlehem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jonathan answered Saul: 'David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Beth-lehem;

New American Standard 1977
Jonathan then answered Saul, “David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem:

American King James Version
And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem:

American Standard Version
And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Beth-lehem:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jonathan answered Saul, and said to him, David asked leave of me to go as far as Bethleem his city;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jonathan answered Saul: He asked leave of me earnestly to go to Bethlehem,

Darby Bible Translation
And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me [to go] to Bethlehem,

English Revised Version
And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Beth-lehem:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Beth-lehem:

World English Bible
Jonathan answered Saul, "David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jonathan answereth Saul, 'David hath been earnestly asked of me unto Beth-Lehem,
Study Bible
Jonathan and David Renew Their Covenant
27But on the day after the New Moon, the second day, David’s place was still empty, and Saul asked his son Jonathan, “Why hasn't the son of Jesse come to the meal either yesterday or today?” 28Jonathan answered, “David urgently requested my permission to go to Bethlehem, 29saying, ‘Please let me go because our clan is holding a sacrifice in the city, and my brother has told me to be there. So now, if I have found favor in your eyes, please let me go and see my brothers.’ That is why he did not come to the king’s table.”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 20:6
If your father misses me at all, tell him, 'David urgently requested my permission to hurry to Bethlehem, his hometown, because there is an annual sacrifice for his whole clan.'

1 Samuel 20:27
But on the day after the New Moon, the second day, David's place was still empty, and Saul asked his son Jonathan, "Why hasn't the son of Jesse come to the meal either yesterday or today?"

1 Samuel 20:29
saying, 'Please let me go because our clan is holding a sacrifice in the city, and my brother has told me to be there. So now, if I have found favor in your eyes, please let me go and see my brothers.' That is why he did not come to the king's table."

Treasury of Scripture

And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem:

1 Samuel 20:6
If thy father at all miss me, 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.







Lexicon
Jonathan
יְהוֹנָתָ֖ן (yə·hō·w·nā·ṯān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3083: Jonathan -- 'the LORD has given', the name of a number of Israelites

answered,
וַיַּ֥עַן (way·ya·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

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

urgently requested
נִשְׁאֹ֨ל (niš·’ōl)
Verb - Nifal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

my permission to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

go to Bethlehem,
לָֽחֶם׃ (lā·ḥem)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1035: Bethlehem -- 'place of bread', a city in Judah, also a city in Zebulun
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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