And it came to pass in the morning:
The next morning, the morning of the third day of the month:
that Jonathan went out into the field at the time appointed
he went to the place in the field, or near it, where David hid himself, and at the time agreed between them; which, Abarbinel says, was the time the nobles agreed on for walking, and motion, and for hunting, and casting of arrows, so that Jonathan could go forth without suspicion:
and a little lad with him;
to carry his bow and arrows, and fetch his arrows when cast.