1 Samuel 20:7
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New International Version
If he says, 'Very well,' then your servant is safe. But if he loses his temper, you can be sure that he is determined to harm me.

King James Bible
If he say thus, It is well; thy servant shall have peace: but if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil is determined by him.

Darby Bible Translation
If he say thus, It is well, -- thy servant shall have peace; but if he be very wroth, be sure that evil is determined by him.

World English Bible
If he says, 'It is well;' your servant shall have peace: but if he be angry, then know that evil is determined by him.

Young's Literal Translation
If thus he say: Good; peace is for thy servant; and if it be very displeasing to him -- know that the evil hath been determined by him;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To-morrow is the new moon - The months of the Hebrews were lunar months, and they reckoned from new moon to new moon. And as their other feasts, particularly the passover, were reckoned according to this, they were very scrupulous in observing the first appearance of each new moon. On these new moons they offered sacrifices, and had a feast; as we learn from Numbers 10:10; Numbers 28:11. And we may suppose that the families, on such occasions, sacrificed and feasted together. To this David seems to refer; but the gathering together all the families of a whole tribe seems to have taken place only once in the year. There is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family, 1 Samuel 20:6.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

It is well

Deuteronomy 1:23 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:

2 Samuel 17:4 And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

evil

1 Samuel 20:9 And Jonathan said, Far be it from you: for if I knew certainly that evil were determined by my father to come on you...

1 Samuel 25:17 Now therefore know and consider what you will do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household...

Esther 7:7 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden...

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 20:33
But Saul hurled his spear at him to kill him. Then Jonathan knew that his father intended to kill David.

1 Samuel 25:17
Now think it over and see what you can do, because disaster is hanging over our master and his whole household. He is such a wicked man that no one can talk to him."

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