When the boy had almost reached the arrow, Jonathan shouted, "The arrow is still ahead of you.
Hurry, hurry, don't wait." So the boy quickly gathered up the arrows and ran back to his master.
He, of course, didn't understand what Jonathan meant; only Jonathan and David knew.
Then Jonathan gave his bow and arrows to the boy and told him to take them back to the city.
As soon as the boy was gone, David came out from where he had been hiding near the stone pile. a Then David bowed to Jonathan with his face to the ground. Both of them were in tears as they embraced each other and said good-bye, especially David.
At last Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace, for we have made a pact in the LORD's name. We have entrusted each other and each other's children into the LORD's hands forever." Then David left, and Jonathan returned to the city.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)