For as long as the son of Jesse lives upon the earth, neither you nor your kingdom shall be established. Therefore send and fetch him to me, for he shall surely die."
Then Jonathan answered Saul his father, "Why should he be put to death? What has he done?"
But Saul cast his spear at him to smite him; so Jonathan knew that his father was determined to put David to death.
And Jonathan rose from the table in fierce anger and ate no food the second day of the month, for he was grieved for David, because his father had disgraced him.
In the morning Jonathan went out into the field to the appointment with David, and with him a little lad.
And he said to his lad, "Run and find the arrows which I shoot." As the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.
And when the lad came to the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan called after the lad and said, "Is not the arrow beyond you?"
And Jonathan called after the lad, "Hurry, make haste, stay not." So Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.
But the lad knew nothing; only Jonathan and David knew the matter.
And Jonathan gave his weapons to his lad, and said to him, "Go and carry them to the city."
And as soon as the lad had gone, David rose from beside the stone heap and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed three times; and they kissed one another, and wept with one another, until David recovered himself.