1 Samuel 20:39
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King James Version
But the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

Darby Bible Translation
And the lad knew nothing: 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.

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But the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.1 Samuel 20:39 Parallel Commentaries

How to Make Use of Christ for Steadfastness, in a Time when Truth is Oppressed and Borne Down.
When enemies are prevailing, and the way of truth is evil spoken of, many faint, and many turn aside, and do not plead for truth, nor stand up for the interest of Christ, in their hour and power of darkness: many are overcome with base fear, and either side with the workers of iniquity, or are not valiant for the truth, but being faint-hearted, turn back. Now the thoughts of this may put some who desire to stand fast, and to own him and his cause in a day of trial, to enquire how they shall make
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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1 Samuel 20:38
And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

1 Samuel 20:40
And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad, and said unto him, Go, carry them to the city.

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