1 Samuel 20:6

“If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If thy father at all misse me, then say, Dauid earnestly asked leaue of me that he might runne to Bethlehem his citie: for there is a yeerely sacrifice there for all the family.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If your father misses me at all, then say, 'David earnestly asked {leave} of me to run to Bethlehem his city, because it is the yearly sacrifice there for the whole family.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If thy father miss me at all, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Beth-lehem his city; for it is the yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if your father takes note of the fact that I am away, say, David made a request to me for himself that he might go to Beth-lehem, to his town: for it is the time when his family make their offering year by year.
- Basic English Bible

If thy father should actually miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city; for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
- Darby Bible

If thy father shall at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me, that he might run to Beth-lehem his city: for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
- Webster's Bible

If your father miss me at all, then say, 'David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city; for it is the yearly sacrifice there for all the family.'
- World English Bible

if thy father at all look after me, and thou hast said, David asked earnestly of me to run to Beth-Lehem his city, for a sacrifice of the days [is] there for all the family.
- Youngs Literal Bible

If thy father miss me at all, then say: David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Beth-lehem his city; for it is the yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 20:6


20:6 Asked me - Who being the king's son and deputy, used to give license to military men to depart for a season upon just occasions.


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