Old Testament, 1 Samuel 20

 
 

 

 
 

(King James Version)

 

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  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.

    

    

  

18

 

Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.

19

 

And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself when the business was in hand, and shalt remain by the stone Ezel.

20

 

And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark.

21

 

And, behold, I will send a lad, saying, Go, find out the arrows. If I expressly say unto the lad, Behold, the arrows are on this side of thee, take them; then come thou: for there is peace to thee, and no hurt; as the Lord liveth.

22

 

But if I say thus unto the young man, Behold, the arrows are beyond thee; go thy way: for the Lord hath sent thee away.

      

    

  

32

 

And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore shall he be slain? what hath he done?

33

 

And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David

34

 

So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat no meat the second day of the month: for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.

35

 

And it came to pass in the morning, that Jonathan went out into the field at the time appointed with David, and a little lad with him.

36

 

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.

37

 

And when the lad was come to the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan cried after the lad, and said, Is not the arrow beyond thee?

38

 

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

39  

But the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

 

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