1 Samuel 20:1

“And Dauid fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Ionathan, What haue I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sinne before thy father, that he seeketh my life?”

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And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what [is] mine iniquity? and what [is] my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?
- King James Version

Then David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said to Jonathan, "What have I done? What is my iniquity? And what is my sin before your father, that he is seeking my life?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David went in flight from Naioth in Ramah and came to Jonathan and said, What have I done? What is my crime and my sin against your father that he is attempting to take my life?
- Basic English Bible

And David fled from Naioth by Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity, and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeks my life?
- Darby Bible

And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is my iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?
- Webster's Bible

David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, "What have I done? What is my iniquity? What is my sin before your father, that he seeks my life?"
- World English Bible

And David fleeth from Naioth in Ramah, and cometh, and saith before Jonathan, `What have I done? what [is] mine iniquity? and what my sin before thy father, that he is seeking my life?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan: 'What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 1 Samuel 20

  • Obbie Beal
    Why? Why? Why? asked these 2 young men, never-the-less GOD is allowing HIS will to be done, even though these 2 young men do not know GOD is in full control. (In 2018 both the saved and unsaved are asking Why? WHY? WHY?, never-the-less GOD is in full control.
  • Ijeoma Otigbuo
    A very touching story that depicts God's unconditional Love
  • Christ Magnified Glorifying Jesus
    Day 79 of Bible in a Year Reading. Great history concerning this relational triangle of David, Saul and Jonathan. So much drama but David and Jonathan were loyal to each other and faithful to the Lord. Saul loses so much by his hatred and faithlessness. Like Pharaoh in Egypt; Saul is given many opportunities to repent and depend upon God to direct his paths, but he choses self instead.
  • April
    Each for eachother, both for the Lord, David and Johnathans love, as should our relationships with people hopefully we seek to he like.
  • BSP
    Verse 42: Jonathan maintained his loyalty to David because he had loyalty to Jehovah God. Their friendship was based on their love for God and this helped them to be loyal to each other.
  • April
    :-( this made me very sad,I had tears come from my eyes,yes I am sensitive,but what ever lol,such a touching relationship,I agree with A DISCIPLE, its hard to find that kind of Love now adays,I feel this way for my bestfriend,I care for her as my own flesh and blood,I hope that we all can realize we have different opinions but not one is "better" then the other,some just carry more enlightenment:)

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