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Parallel Bible results for 1 Samuel 20:20-42

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1 Samuel 20:20-42

NIV 20 I will shoot three arrows to the side of it, as though I were shooting at a target. NIV 20 I will shoot three arrows to the side of it, as though I were shooting at a target. NIV 21 Then I will send a boy and say, ‘Go, find the arrows.’ If I say to him, ‘Look, the arrows are on this side of you; bring them here,’ then come, because, as surely as the LORD lives, you are safe; there is no danger. NIV 21 Then I will send a boy and say, ‘Go, find the arrows.’ If I say to him, ‘Look, the arrows are on this side of you; bring them here,’ then come, because, as surely as the LORD lives, you are safe; there is no danger. NIV 22 But if I say to the boy, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you,’ then you must go, because the LORD has sent you away. NIV 22 But if I say to the boy, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you,’ then you must go, because the LORD has sent you away. NIV 23 And about the matter you and I discussed—remember, the LORD is witness between you and me forever.” NIV 23 And about the matter you and I discussed—remember, the LORD is witness between you and me forever.” NIV 24 So David hid in the field, and when the New Moon feast came, the king sat down to eat. NIV 24 So David hid in the field, and when the New Moon feast came, the king sat down to eat. NIV 25 He sat in his customary place by the wall, opposite Jonathan, and Abner sat next to Saul, but David’s place was empty. NIV 25 He sat in his customary place by the wall, opposite Jonathan, and Abner sat next to Saul, but David’s place was empty. NIV 26 Saul said nothing that day, for he thought, “Something must have happened to David to make him ceremonially unclean—surely he is unclean.” NIV 26 Saul said nothing that day, for he thought, “Something must have happened to David to make him ceremonially unclean—surely he is unclean.” NIV 27 But the next day, the second day of the month, David’s place was empty again. Then Saul said to his son Jonathan, “Why hasn’t the son of Jesse come to the meal, either yesterday or today?” NIV 27 But the next day, the second day of the month, David’s place was empty again. Then Saul said to his son Jonathan, “Why hasn’t the son of Jesse come to the meal, either yesterday or today?” NIV 28 Jonathan answered, “David earnestly asked me for permission to go to Bethlehem. NIV 28 Jonathan answered, “David earnestly asked me for permission to go to Bethlehem. NIV 29 He said, ‘Let me go, because our family is observing a sacrifice in the town and my brother has ordered me to be there. If I have found favor in your eyes, let me get away to see my brothers.’ That is why he has not come to the king’s table.” NIV 29 He said, ‘Let me go, because our family is observing a sacrifice in the town and my brother has ordered me to be there. If I have found favor in your eyes, let me get away to see my brothers.’ That is why he has not come to the king’s table.” NIV 30 Saul’s anger flared up at Jonathan and he said to him, “You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don’t I know that you have sided with the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of the mother who bore you? NIV 30 Saul’s anger flared up at Jonathan and he said to him, “You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don’t I know that you have sided with the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of the mother who bore you? NIV 31 As long as the son of Jesse lives on this earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. Now send someone to bring him to me, for he must die!” NIV 31 As long as the son of Jesse lives on this earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. Now send someone to bring him to me, for he must die!” NIV 32 “Why should he be put to death? What has he done?” Jonathan asked his father. NIV 32 “Why should he be put to death? What has he done?” Jonathan asked his father. NIV 33 But Saul hurled his spear at him to kill him. Then Jonathan knew that his father intended to kill David. NIV 33 But Saul hurled his spear at him to kill him. Then Jonathan knew that his father intended to kill David. NIV 34 Jonathan got up from the table in fierce anger; on that second day of the feast he did not eat, because he was grieved at his father’s shameful treatment of David. NIV 34 Jonathan got up from the table in fierce anger; on that second day of the feast he did not eat, because he was grieved at his father’s shameful treatment of David. NIV 35 In the morning Jonathan went out to the field for his meeting with David. He had a small boy with him, NIV 35 In the morning Jonathan went out to the field for his meeting with David. He had a small boy with him, NIV 36 and he said to the boy, “Run and find the arrows I shoot.” As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him. NIV 36 and he said to the boy, “Run and find the arrows I shoot.” As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him. NIV 37 When the boy came to the place where Jonathan’s arrow had fallen, Jonathan called out after him, “Isn’t the arrow beyond you?” NIV 37 When the boy came to the place where Jonathan’s arrow had fallen, Jonathan called out after him, “Isn’t the arrow beyond you?” NIV 38 Then he shouted, “Hurry! Go quickly! Don’t stop!” The boy picked up the arrow and returned to his master. NIV 38 Then he shouted, “Hurry! Go quickly! Don’t stop!” The boy picked up the arrow and returned to his master. NIV 39 (The boy knew nothing about all this; only Jonathan and David knew.) NIV 39 (The boy knew nothing about all this; only Jonathan and David knew.) NIV 40 Then Jonathan gave his weapons to the boy and said, “Go, carry them back to town.” NIV 40 Then Jonathan gave his weapons to the boy and said, “Go, carry them back to town.” NIV 41 After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept together—but David wept the most. NIV 41 After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept together—but David wept the most. NIV 42 Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the LORD, saying, ‘The LORD is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.’ ” Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town. NIV 42 Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the LORD, saying, ‘The LORD is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.’ ” Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town.

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