1 Samuel 20:11
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New International Version
"Come," Jonathan said, "let's go out into the field." So they went there together.

King James Bible
And Jonathan said unto David, Come, and let us go out into the field. And they went out both of them into the field.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jonathan said to David, Come and let us go out into the field. And they went out both of them into the field.

World English Bible
Jonathan said to David, "Come, and let us go out into the field." They both went out into the field.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jonathan saith unto David, 'Come, and we go out into the field;' and they go out both of them into the field.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Come, and let us go out into the field - In answer to David's question, he now shows him how he shall convey this intelligence to him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Samuel 20:10 Then David said to Jonathan, "Who will tell me if your father answers you harshly?"

1 Samuel 20:12 Then Jonathan said to David, "The LORD, the God of Israel, be witness! When I have sounded out my father about this time tomorrow, or the third day, behold, if there is good feeling toward David, shall I not then send to you and make it known to you?

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Jonathan, 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,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Samuel
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

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:10
David asked, "Who will tell me if your father answers you harshly?"

1 Samuel 20:12
Then Jonathan said to David, "I swear by the LORD, the God of Israel, that I will surely sound out my father by this time the day after tomorrow! If he is favorably disposed toward you, will I not send you word and let you know?

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