1 Samuel 20:36
New International Version
and he said to the boy, "Run and find the arrows I shoot." As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

New Living Translation
"Start running," he told the boy, "so you can find the arrows as I shoot them." So the boy ran, and Jonathan shot an arrow beyond him.

English Standard Version
And he said to his boy, “Run and find the arrows that I shoot.” As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

Berean Study Bible
He said to the boy, “Run and find the arrows I shoot.” And as the boy ran, Jonathan shot an arrow beyond him.

New American Standard Bible
He said to his lad, "Run, find now the arrows which I am about to shoot." As the lad was running, he shot an arrow past him.

King James Bible
And he said unto his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

Christian Standard Bible
He said to the servant, "Run and find the arrows I'm shooting." As the servant ran, Jonathan shot an arrow beyond him.

Contemporary English Version
and told him, "When I shoot the arrows, you run and find them for me." The boy started running, and Jonathan shot an arrow so that it would go beyond him.

Good News Translation
and said to him, "Run and find the arrows I'm going to shoot." The boy ran, and Jonathan shot an arrow beyond him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to the young man, "Run and find the arrows I'm shooting." As the young man ran, Jonathan shot an arrow beyond him.

International Standard Version
Jonathan told his servant, "Run, find the arrows that I'm shooting." As the servant ran, Jonathan shot the arrow beyond him.

NET Bible
He said to his servant, "Run, find the arrows that I am about to shoot." As the servant ran, Jonathan shot the arrow beyond him.

New Heart English Bible
He said to the boy, "Run, find now the arrows which I shoot." And as the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him, toward the city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Run," he told the boy, "please find the arrows I shoot." The boy ran, and Jonathan shot the arrow over him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto his lad: 'Run, find now the arrows which I shoot.' And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

New American Standard 1977
And he said to his lad, “Run, find now the arrows which I am about to shoot.” As the lad was running, he shot an arrow past him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto his lad, Run and find the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

American King James Version
And he said to his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

American Standard Version
And he said unto his lad, Run, find now the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to the boy, Run, find me the arrows which I shoot: and the boy ran, and Jonathan shot an arrow, and sent it beyond him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to his boy: Go, and fetch me the arrows which I shoot. And when the boy ran, he shot another arrow beyond the boy.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to his lad, Run, find now the arrows which I shoot. The lad ran, and he shot the arrow beyond him.

English Revised Version
And he said unto his lad, Run, find now the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to his lad, Run, find now the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow, beyond him.

World English Bible
He said to his boy, "Run, find now the arrows which I shoot." As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith to his youth, 'Run, find, I pray thee, the arrows which I am shooting;' the youth is running, and he hath shot the arrow, causing it to pass over him.
Study Bible
Saul Seeks to Kill Jonathan
35In the morning Jonathan went out to the field for the appointment with David, and a small boy was with him. 36He said to the boy, “Run and find the arrows I shoot.” And as the boy ran, Jonathan shot an arrow beyond him. 37When the boy reached the place where Jonathan's arrow had fallen, Jonathan called to him, “Isn't the arrow beyond you?”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 20:20
I will shoot three arrows to the side of it, as if I were aiming at a target.

1 Samuel 20:21
Then I will send a boy and say, 'Go, find the arrows!' Now, if I expressly say to him, 'Look, the arrows are on this side of you; bring them,' then come, because as surely as the LORD lives, it is safe for you and there is no danger.

1 Samuel 20:35
In the morning Jonathan went out to the field for the appointment with David, and a small boy was with him.

Treasury of Scripture

And he said to his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

Run

1 Samuel 20:20,21
And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark…

beyond him [heb] to pass over him

1 Samuel 20:21,22
And, behold, I will send a lad, saying, Go, find out the arrows. If I expressly say unto the lad, Behold, the arrows are on this side of thee, take them; then come thou: for there is peace to thee, and no hurt; as the LORD liveth…







Lexicon
He said
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to the boy,
לְנַעֲר֔וֹ (lə·na·‘ă·rōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

“Run
רֻ֗ץ (ruṣ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7323: To run

and find
מְצָ֥א (mə·ṣā)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

[the arrows] I
אָנֹכִ֖י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

shoot.”
מוֹרֶ֑ה (mō·w·reh)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach

And as the boy
הַנַּ֣עַר (han·na·‘ar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

ran,
רָ֔ץ (rāṣ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7323: To run

Jonathan
וְהֽוּא־ (wə·hū-)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

shot
יָרָ֥ה (yā·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach

an arrow
הַ֣חִצִּ֔ים (ha·ḥiṣ·ṣîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2678: An arrow

beyond him.
לְהַעֲבִרֽוֹ׃ (lə·ha·‘ă·ḇi·rōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on
(36) He shot an arrow beyond him.--This was the sign agreed on if all was over for David at the court of Saul. Expositors are in a little difficulty, though, here, as only one arrow is mentioned, whereas "three" had to be shot according to the terms of the understanding. We cannot imagine, as some have suggested, that "Jonathan shortened the affair, and shot only once, considering that there was danger in delay," and that every moment was of consequence; had there been such need of haste, the parting scene would have been cut even shorter. It is better, with Keil, to assume that the "singular" here stands in an indefinite general way, the author not thinking it needful, after what he had before said, to state that Jonathan shot three arrows one after another.

20:35-42 The separation of two such faithful friends was grievous to both, but David's case was the more deplorable, for David was leaving all his comforts, even those of God's sanctuary. Christians need not sorrow, as men without hope; but being one with Christ, they are one with each other, and will meet in his presence ere long, to part no more; to meet where all tears shall be wiped from their eyes.
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