1 Samuel 20:36
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New International Version
and he said to the boy, "Run and find the arrows I shoot." As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

King James Bible
And he said unto his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to his lad, Run, find now the arrows which I shoot. The lad ran, and he shot the arrow beyond him.

World English Bible
He said to his boy, "Run, find now the arrows which I shoot." As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith to his youth, 'Run, find, I pray thee, the arrows which I am shooting;' the youth is running, and he hath shot the arrow, causing it to pass over him.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Jonathan arose - in fierce anger - We should probably understand this rather of Jonathan's grief than of his anger, the latter clause explaining the former: for he was grieved for David. He was grieved for his father - he was grieved for his friend.

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1 Samuel 20:20,21 And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark...

beyond him [heb] to pass over him

1 Samuel 20:21,22 And, behold, I will send a lad, saying, Go, find out the arrows. If I expressly say to the lad...

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

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 20:20
I will shoot three arrows to the side of it, as though I were shooting at a target.

1 Samuel 20:21
Then I will send a boy and say, 'Go, find the arrows.' If I say to him, 'Look, the arrows are on this side of you; bring them here,' then come, because, as surely as the LORD lives, you are safe; there is no danger.

1 Samuel 20:35
In the morning Jonathan went out to the field for his meeting with David. He had a small boy with him,

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