1 Samuel 20:38
New International Version
Then he shouted, “Hurry! Go quickly! Don’t stop!” The boy picked up the arrow and returned to his master.

New Living Translation
Hurry, hurry, don’t wait.” So the boy quickly gathered up the arrows and ran back to his master.

English Standard Version
And Jonathan called after the boy, “Hurry! Be quick! Do not stay!” So Jonathan’s boy gathered up the arrows and came to his master.

Berean Study Bible
Then Jonathan cried out, “Hurry! Make haste! Do not delay!” So the boy picked up the arrow and returned to his master.

King James Bible
And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

New King James Version
And Jonathan cried out after the lad, “Make haste, hurry, do not delay!” So Jonathan’s lad gathered up the arrows and came back to his master.

New American Standard Bible
Then Jonathan called after the boy, “Hurry, be quick, do not stay!” And Jonathan’s boy picked up the arrow and came to his master.

NASB 1995
And Jonathan called after the lad, “Hurry, be quick, do not stay!” And Jonathan’s lad picked up the arrow and came to his master.

NASB 1977
And Jonathan called after the lad, “Hurry, be quick, do not stay!” And Jonathan’s lad picked up the arrow and came to his master.

Amplified Bible
And Jonathan called out after the boy, “Hurry, be quick, do not stay!” So Jonathan’s boy picked up the arrow and came back to his master.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Jonathan called to him, “Hurry up and don’t stop! ” Jonathan’s servant picked up the arrow and returned to his master.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jonathan called to him, “Hurry up and don’t stop!” Jonathan’s young man picked up the arrow and returned to his master.

American Standard Version
And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Jonathan called after the boy and said: “Hurry quickly, and do not stay!” And the boy collected the arrows of Yonathan and he brought them to his Master

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jonathan cried out after his boy, saying, Make all speed, and stay not. And Jonathan's boy gathered up the arrows, and brought the arrows to his master.

Contemporary English Version
Jonathan shouted to him again, "Hurry up! Don't stop!" The boy picked up the arrows and brought them back to Jonathan,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jonathan cried again after the boy, saying: Make haste speedily, stand not. And Jonathan's boy gathered up the arrows, and brought them to his master:

English Revised Version
And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

Good News Translation
Don't just stand there! Hurry up!" The boy picked up the arrow and returned to his master,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jonathan added, "Quick! Hurry up! Don't stand there!" Jonathan's young servant gathered the arrows and came to his master.

International Standard Version
Jonathan called out to the servant, "Hurry, be quick, don't stand around." Jonathan's servant picked up the arrow and brought it to his master.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jonathan cried after the lad: 'Make speed, hasten, stay not.' And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

Literal Standard Version
And Jonathan calls after the youth, “Speed, hurry, do not stand”; and Jonathan’s youth gathers the arrows, and comes to his lord.

NET Bible
Jonathan called out to the servant, "Hurry! Go faster! Don't delay!" Jonathan's servant retrieved the arrow and came back to his master.

New Heart English Bible
Jonathan cried after the boy, "Go fast. Hurry. Do not delay." Jonathan's boy gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

World English Bible
Jonathan cried after the boy, "Go fast! Hurry! Don't delay!" Jonathan's boy gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jonathan calleth after the youth, 'Speed, haste, stand not;' and Jonathan's youth gathereth the arrows, and cometh unto his lord.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul Seeks to Kill Jonathan
37When the boy reached the place where Jonathan’s arrow had fallen, Jonathan called to him, “Isn’t the arrow beyond you?” 38Then Jonathan cried out, “Hurry! Make haste! Do not delay!” So the boy picked up the arrow and returned to his master. 39But the boy did not know anything; only Jonathan and David knew the arrangement.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:37
When the boy reached the place where Jonathan's arrow had fallen, Jonathan called to him, "Isn't the arrow beyond you?"

1 Samuel 20:39
But the boy did not know anything; only Jonathan and David knew the arrangement.


Treasury of Scripture

And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

Psalm 55:6-9
And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest…

Proverbs 6:4,5
Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids…

Matthew 24:16-18
Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: …









(38) Make speed, haste, stay not.--Although Jonathan, of course, trusted to a certain extent the youth (probably an armour-bearer) who was with him, still he hurried this attendant away, that he might not see David, who was close by in hiding, and who, after the sign, would presently appear in sight. The next clause (1Samuel 20:39) expressly tells us how this meeting was unknown and unwitnessed. The youth was sent to the city that Jonathan might be alone once more with David.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

cried out,
וַיִּקְרָ֤א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

“Hurry!
מְהֵרָ֥ה (mə·hê·rāh)
Adverb
Strong's 4120: A hurry, promptly

Make haste!
ח֖וּשָׁה (ḥū·šāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 2363: To hurry, to be eager with excitement, enjoyment

Do not
אַֽל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

delay!”
תַּעֲמֹ֑ד (ta·‘ă·mōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

So the boy
נַ֤עַר (na·‘ar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

picked up the arrow
וַיְלַקֵּ֞ט (way·laq·qêṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3950: To pick up, to gather, to glean

and returned
וַיָּבֹ֖א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

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

his master.
אֲדֹנָֽיו׃ (’ă·ḏō·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller


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