1 Samuel 20:32
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English Standard Version
Then Jonathan answered Saul his father, “Why should he be put to death? What has he done?”

King James Bible
And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore shall he be slain? what hath he done?

American Standard Version
And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore should he be put to death? what hath he done?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jonathan answering Saul his father, said: Why shall he die: what hath he done?

English Revised Version
And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore should he be put to death? what hath he done?

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said to him, Why shall he be slain? what hath he done?

1 Samuel 20:32 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

On this (first) day Saul said nothing, sc., about David's absenting himself, "for he thought there has (something) happened to him, that he is not clean; surely (כּי) he is not clean" (vid., Leviticus 15:16.; Deuteronomy 23:11).

1 Samuel 20:32 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Wherefore

1 Samuel 19:5 For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD worked a great salvation for all Israel: you saw it...

Proverbs 24:11,12 If you forbear to deliver them that are drawn to death, and those that are ready to be slain...

Proverbs 31:8,9 Open your mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction...

John 7:51 Does our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he does?

what hath

Matthew 27:23 And the governor said, Why, what evil has he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

Luke 23:22 And he said to them the third time, Why, what evil has he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him...

cast

1 Samuel 18:11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

1 Samuel 19:10,11 And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin: but he slipped away out of Saul's presence...

Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go:

Ecclesiastes 9:3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event to all: yes...

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

whereby

1 Samuel 20:7 If he say thus, It is well; your servant shall have peace: but if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil is determined by him.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Cross References
Matthew 27:23
And he said, "Why? What evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Let him be crucified!"

Genesis 31:36
Then Jacob became angry and berated Laban. Jacob said to Laban, "What is my offense? What is my sin, that you have hotly pursued me?

1 Samuel 19:4
And Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, "Let not the king sin against his servant David, because he has not sinned against you, and because his deeds have brought good to you.

1 Samuel 19:5
For he took his life in his hand and he struck down the Philistine, and the LORD worked a great salvation for all Israel. You saw it, and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood by killing David without cause?"

1 Samuel 22:14
Then Ahimelech answered the king, "And who among all your servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and captain over your bodyguard, and honored in your house?

Proverbs 31:9
Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

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