1 Samuel 20:38
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New International Version
Then he shouted, "Hurry! Go quickly! Don't stop!" The boy picked up the arrow and returned to his master.

King James Bible
And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not! And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

World English Bible
Jonathan cried after the boy, "Go fast! Hurry! Don't delay!" Jonathan's boy gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jonathan calleth after the youth, 'Speed, haste, stand not;' and Jonathan's youth gathereth the arrows, and cometh unto his lord.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Make speed, haste, stay not - Though these words appear to be addressed to the lad, yet they were spoken to David, indicating that his life was at stake, and only a prompt flight could save him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 55:6-9 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest...

Proverbs 6:4,5 Give not sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids...

Matthew 24:16-18 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains...

Mark 13:14-16 But when you shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not...

Luke 17:31,32 In that day, he which shall be on the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away...

Library
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 20:37
When the boy came to the place where Jonathan's arrow had fallen, Jonathan called out after him, "Isn't the arrow beyond you?"

1 Samuel 20:39
(The boy knew nothing about all this; only Jonathan and David knew.)

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