1 Samuel 21:2
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English Standard Version
And David said to Ahimelech the priest, “The king has charged me with a matter and said to me, ‘Let no one know anything of the matter about which I send you, and with which I have charged you.’ I have made an appointment with the young men for such and such a place.

King James Bible
And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.

American Standard Version
And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know anything of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed the young men to such and such a place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David said to Achimelech the priest: The king hath commanded me a business, and said: Let no man know the thing for which thou art sent by me, and what manner of commands I have given thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.

English Revised Version
And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed the young men to such and such a place.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David said to Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said to me, Let no man know any thing of the business about which I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the boy came to the place of the shot arrow (i.e., to the place to which the arrow had flown), Jonathan called after him, "See, the arrow is (lies) away from thee, farther off;" and again, "Quickly, haste, do not stand still," that he might not see David, who was somewhere near; and the boy picked up the arrow and came to his lord. The Chethibh החצי is evidently the original reading, and the singular is to be understood as in 1 Samuel 20:37; the Keri החצּים is an emendation, according to the meaning of the words. The writer here introduces the remark in 1 Samuel 20:39, that the boy knew nothing of what had been arranged between Jonathan and David.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The king The whole of this is a gross falsehood; and which was attended with the most fatal consequences. It is well known that from all antiquity it was held no crime to tell a lie in order to save life. Thus Diphilon () `I hold it right to tell a lie for safety: nothing should be avoided to save life.' A heathen may say or sing thus: but no Christian can act thus and save his soul, though he may save his life.

1 Samuel 19:17 And Saul said to Michal, Why have you deceived me so, and sent away my enemy, that he is escaped? And Michal answered Saul...

1 Samuel 22:22 And David said to Abiathar, I knew it that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul...

Genesis 27:20,24 And Isaac said to his son, How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son? And he said...

1 Kings 13:18 He said to him, I am a prophet also as you are; and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying...

Psalm 119:29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me your law graciously.

Galatians 2:12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself...

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;

Cross References
1 Samuel 21:3
Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever is here."

Psalm 141:3
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

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