1 Samuel 20:18

Overview - 1 Samuel 20
David consults with Jonathan for his safety.
11 Jonathan and David renew their covenant by oath.
18 Jonathan's token to David.
24 Saul, missing David, seeks to kill Jonathan.
35 Jonathan affectionately takes his leave of David.
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1 Samuel 20:18  (King James Version)
Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.

new moon

and thou shalt
Among the forms of salutation and compliment used in Persia, one was, "according to my mode of notation in italics, {J i shma khali bud pish yrn,} signifying, Thy place or seat was empty among thy friends. This phrase, or the greater part of it, was frequently addressed to myself when coming into a circle of Persian acquaintances, after an absence of several days or weeks. It reminded me of a passage in the First book of Samuel, (ch
20:18 .) And thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty
And again, David's place was empty." Sir W
Ouseley's Travels, vol i. preface, p.16.

Hebrew missed.