1 Samuel 20:39
New International Version
(The boy knew nothing about all this; only Jonathan and David knew.)

New Living Translation
He, of course, suspected nothing; only Jonathan and David understood the signal.

English Standard Version
But the boy knew nothing. Only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

Berean Study Bible
But the boy did not know anything; only Jonathan and David knew the arrangement.

King James Bible
But the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

New King James Version
But the lad did not know anything. Only Jonathan and David knew of the matter.

New American Standard Bible
But the boy was not aware of anything; only Jonathan and David knew about the matter.

NASB 1995
But the lad was not aware of anything; only Jonathan and David knew about the matter.

NASB 1977
But the lad was not aware of anything; only Jonathan and David knew about the matter.

Amplified Bible
But the boy was not aware of anything; only Jonathan and David knew about the matter.

Christian Standard Bible
He did not know anything; only Jonathan and David knew the arrangement.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He did not know anything; only Jonathan and David knew the arrangement.

American Standard Version
But the lad knew not anything: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the boy did not know the matter, but Jonathan and David knew the matter

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the boy knew nothing, only Jonathan and David knew.

Contemporary English Version
but he had no idea about what was going on. Only Jonathan and David knew.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he knew not at all what was doing: for only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

English Revised Version
But the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

Good News Translation
not knowing what it all meant; only Jonathan and David knew.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The boy had no idea what was going on, but Jonathan and David understood.

International Standard Version
The servant was not aware of anything. Only Jonathan and David understood what had happened.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the lad knew not any thing; only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

Literal Standard Version
And the youth has not known anything, only Jonathan and David knew the word.

NET Bible
(Now the servant did not understand any of this. Only Jonathan and David knew what was going on.)

New Heart English Bible
But the boy did not know anything. Only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

World English Bible
But the boy didn't know anything. Only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

Young's Literal Translation
And the youth hath not known anything, only Jonathan and David knew the word.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul Seeks to Kill Jonathan
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. 40Then Jonathan gave his equipment to the boy and said, “Go, take it back to the city.”…

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:38
Then Jonathan cried out, "Hurry! Make haste! Do not delay!" So the boy picked up the arrow and returned to his master.

1 Samuel 20:40
Then Jonathan gave his equipment to the boy and said, "Go, take it back to the city."


Treasury of Scripture

But the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But the boy
וְהַנַּ֖עַר (wə·han·na·‘ar)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

did not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

know
יָדַ֣ע (yā·ḏa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

anything;
מְא֑וּמָה (mə·’ū·māh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3972: A speck, point, nothing

only
אַ֤ךְ (’aḵ)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

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

and David
וְדָוִ֔ד (wə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

knew
יָדְע֖וּ (yā·ḏə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3045: To know

the arrangement.
הַדָּבָֽר׃ (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause


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