1 Samuel 20:12

“And Jonathan said unto David, O LORD God of Israel, when I have sounded my father about to morrow any time, or the third day, and, behold, if there be good toward David, and I then send not unto thee, and shew it thee;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ionathan said vnto Dauid, O Lord God of Israel, when I haue sounded my father, about to morrow any time, or the third day, and behold, if there be good toward Dauid, and I then send not vnto thee, and shew it thee;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Jonathan said to David, "The LORD, the God of Israel, {be witness!} When I have sounded out my father about this time tomorrow, {or} the third day, behold, if there is good {feeling} toward David, shall I not then send to you and make it known to you?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jonathan said unto David, Jehovah, the God of Israel, `be witness': when I have sounded my father about this time to-morrow, `or' the third day, behold, if there be good toward David, shall I not then send unto thee, and disclose it unto thee?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jonathan said to David, May the Lord, the God of Israel, be witness; when I have had a chance of talking to my father, about this time tomorrow, if his feelings to David are good, will I not send and give you the news?
- Basic English Bible

And Jonathan said to David, Jehovah, God of Israel, when I sound my father about this time to-morrow, [or] the next day, and behold, there be good toward David, and I then send not to thee, and apprise thee of it,
- Darby Bible

And Jonathan said to David, O LORD God of Israel, when I have sounded my father about to-morrow any time, or the third day, and behold, if there be good towards David, and I then send not to thee, and show it thee;
- Webster's Bible

Jonathan said to David, "Yahweh, the God of Israel, [be witness]: when I have sounded my father about this time tomorrow, [or] the third day, behold, if there be good toward David, shall I not then send to you, and disclose it to you?
- World English Bible

And Jonathan saith unto David, `Jehovah, God of Israel -- when I search my father, about [this] time to-morrow [or] the third [day], and lo, good [is] towards David, and I do not then send unto thee, and have uncovered thine ear --
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jonathan said unto David: `The LORD, the God of Israel--when I have sounded my father about this time to-morrow, or the third day, behold, if there be good toward David, shall I not then send unto thee, and disclose it unto thee?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 20:12


20:12 O Lord God - Do thou hear and judge between us. It is an abrupt speech which is usual in great passions.


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