1 Samuel 20:6
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New Living Translation
If your father asks where I am, tell him I asked permission to go home to Bethlehem for an annual family sacrifice.

King James Bible
If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.

Darby Bible Translation
If thy father should actually miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city; for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.

World English Bible
If your father miss me at all, then say, 'David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city; for it is the yearly sacrifice there for all the family.'

Young's Literal Translation
if thy father at all look after me, and thou hast said, David asked earnestly of me to run to Beth-Lehem his city, for a sacrifice of the days is there for all the family.

1 Samuel 20:6 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

20:6 Asked me - Who being the king's son and deputy, used to give license to military men to depart for a season upon just occasions.

1 Samuel 20:6 Parallel Commentaries

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Deuteronomy 12:5
Rather, you must seek the LORD your God at the place of worship he himself will choose from among all the tribes--the place where his name will be honored.

1 Samuel 9:12
"Yes," they replied. "Stay right on this road. He is at the town gates. He has just arrived to take part in a public sacrifice up at the place of worship.

1 Samuel 17:58
"Tell me about your father, young man," Saul said. And David replied, "His name is Jesse, and we live in Bethlehem."

1 Samuel 20:28
Jonathan replied, "David earnestly asked me if he could go to Bethlehem.

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