Context33Then Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him down; so Jonathan knew that his father had decided to put David to death. 34Then Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did not eat food on the second day of the new moon, for he was grieved over David because his father had dishonored him.
35Now it came about in the morning that Jonathan went out into the field for the appointment with David, and a little lad was with him. 36He 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. 37When the lad reached the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan called after the lad and said, Is not the arrow beyond you? 38And Jonathan called after the lad, Hurry, be quick, do not stay! And Jonathans lad picked up the arrow and came to his master. 39But the lad was not aware of anything; only Jonathan and David knew about the matter. 40Then Jonathan gave his weapons to his lad and said to him, Go, bring them to the city. 41When the lad was gone, David rose from the south side and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed three times. And they kissed each other and wept together, but David wept the more. 42Jonathan said to David, Go in safety, inasmuch as we have sworn to each other in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD will be between me and you, and between my descendants and your descendants forever. Then he rose and departed, while Jonathan went into the city.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And Saul cast his spear at him to smite him; whereby Jonathan knew that is was determined of his father to put David to death.
And Saul caught up a spear to strike him. And Jonathan understood that it was determined by his father to kill David.
Darby Bible Translation
Then Saul cast the spear at him to smite him; and Jonathan knew that it was determined by his father to put David to death.
English Revised Version
And Saul cast his spear at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to put David to death.
Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: by which Jonathan knew that it was determined by his father to slay David.
World English Bible
Saul cast his spear at him to strike him. By this Jonathan knew that his father was determined to put David to death.
Young's Literal Translation
And Saul casteth the javelin at him to smite him, and Jonathan knoweth that it hath been determined by his father to put David to death.
LibraryJonathan, the Pattern of Friendship
'And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life? 2. And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so. 3. And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, …
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