1 Samuel 20:10
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English Standard Version
Then David said to Jonathan, “Who will tell me if your father answers you roughly?”

King James Bible
Then said David to Jonathan, Who shall tell me? or what if thy father answer thee roughly?

American Standard Version
Then said David to Jonathan, Who shall tell me if perchance thy father answer thee roughly?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David answered Jonathan: Who shall bring me word, if thy father should answer thee harshly concerning me?

English Revised Version
Then said David to Jonathan, Who shall tell me if perchance thy father answer thee roughly?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said David to Jonathan, Who shall tell me? or what if thy father shall answer thee roughly?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When Jonathan answered, "What thy soul saith, will I do to thee," i.e., fulfil every wish, David made this request, "Behold, to-morrow is new moon, and I ought to sit and eat with the king: let me go, that I may conceal myself in the field (i.e., in the open air) till the third evening." This request implies that Saul gave a feast at the new moon, and therefore that the new moon was not merely a religious festival, according to the law in Numbers 10:10; Numbers 28:11-15, but that it was kept as a civil festival also, and in the latter character for two days; as we may infer both from the fact that David reckoned to the third evening, i.e., the evening of the third day from the day then present, and therefore proposed to hide himself on the new moon's day and the day following, and also still more clearly from 1 Samuel 20:12, 1 Samuel 20:27, and 1 Samuel 20:34, where Saul is said to have expected David at table on the day after the new moon. We cannot, indeed, conclude from this that there was a religious festival of two days' duration; nor does it follow, that because Saul supposed that David might have absented himself on the first day on account of Levitical uncleanness (1 Samuel 20:26), therefore the royal feast was a sacrificial meal. It was evidently contrary to social propriety to take part in a public feast in a state of Levitical uncleanness, even though it is not expressly forbidden in the law.

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1 Samuel 20:30-34 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, You son of the perverse rebellious woman...

1 Samuel 25:10,14,17 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse...

Genesis 42:7,30 And Joseph saw his brothers, and he knew them, but made himself strange to them, and spoke roughly to them; and he said to them...

1 Kings 12:13 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him;

Proverbs 18:23 The poor uses entreaties; but the rich answers roughly.

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:9
And Jonathan said, "Far be it from you! If I knew that it was determined by my father that harm should come to you, would I not tell you?"

1 Samuel 20:11
And Jonathan said to David, "Come, let us go out into the field." So they both went out into the field.

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