Saul then said to all the Israelites, "You stand over there; I and Jonathan my son will stand over here." "Do what seems best to you," the men replied.
Then Saul prayed to the LORD, the God of Israel, "Give1 me the right2 answer."a And Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot, and the men were cleared.
Saul said, "Cast the lot3 between me and Jonathan my son." And Jonathan was taken.
Then Saul said to Jonathan, "Tell me what you have done."4 So Jonathan told him, "I merely tasted a little honey5 with the end of my staff. And now must I die?"
Saul said, "May God deal with me, be it ever so severely,6 if you do not die, Jonathan.7"