1 Samuel 20:11
New International Version
"Come," Jonathan said, "let's go out into the field." So they went there together.

New Living Translation
“Come out to the field with me,” Jonathan replied. And they went out there together.

English Standard Version
And Jonathan said to David, “Come, let us go out into the field.” So they both went out into the field.

Berean Study Bible
“Come,” he replied, “let us go out to the field.” So the two of them went out into the field,

King James Bible
And Jonathan said unto David, Come, and let us go out into the field. And they went out both of them into the field.

New King James Version
And Jonathan said to David, “Come, let us go out into the field.” So both of them went out into the field.

New American Standard Bible
Jonathan said to David, “Come, and let’s go out to the field.” So both of them went out to the field.

NASB 1995
Jonathan said to David, "Come, and let us go out into the field." So both of them went out to the field.

NASB 1977
And Jonathan said to David, “Come, and let us go out into the field.” So both of them went out to the field.

Amplified Bible
Jonathan said to David, “Come, let us go out into the field [to talk].” So they went out to the field.

Christian Standard Bible
He answered David, “Come on, let’s go out to the countryside.” So both of them went out to the countryside.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He answered David, "Come on, let's go out to the field." So both of them went out to the field.

American Standard Version
And Jonathan said unto David, Come, and let us go out into the field. And they went out both of them into the field.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Jonathan said to David: “Come, we will go out to the field.” And they both went out to the field

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jonathan said to David, Go, and abide in the field. And they went out both into the field.

Contemporary English Version
"Let's go out to this field, and I'll tell you," Jonathan answered. When they got there,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jonathan said to David: Come and let us go out into the field. And when they were both of them gone out into the field,

English Revised Version
And Jonathan said unto David, Come and let us go out into the field. And they went out both of them into the field.

Good News Translation
"Let's go out to the fields," Jonathan answered. So they went,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jonathan said, "Let's go out into the country." So they went out into the country.

International Standard Version
Then Jonathan told David, "Come, let's go into the field." So the two of them went into the field.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jonathan said unto David: 'Come and let us go out into the field.' And they went out both of them into the field.

Literal Standard Version
And Jonathan says to David, “Come, and we go out into the field”; and both of them go out into the field.

NET Bible
Jonathan said to David, "Come on. Let's go out to the field." When the two of them had gone out into the field,

New Heart English Bible
Jonathan said to David, "Come, and let us go out into the field." They both went out into the field.

World English Bible
Jonathan said to David, "Come, and let us go out into the field." They both went out into the field.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jonathan saith unto David, 'Come, and we go out into the field;' and they go out both of them into the field.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jonathan and David Renew Their Covenant
10Then David asked Jonathan, “Who will tell me if your father answers you harshly?” 11“Come,” he replied, “let us go out to the field.” So the two of them went out into the field, 12and Jonathan said, “By the LORD, the God of Israel, I will sound out my father by this time tomorrow or the next day. If he is favorable toward you, will I not send for you and tell you?…

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:10
Then David asked Jonathan, "Who will tell me if your father answers you harshly?"

1 Samuel 20:12
and Jonathan said, "By the LORD, the God of Israel, I will sound out my father by this time tomorrow or the next day. If he is favorable toward you, will I not send for you and tell you?


Treasury of Scripture

And Jonathan said to David, Come, and let us go out into the field. And they went out both of them into the field.









Verses 11-13. - Let us go out into the field. David's question had shown Jonathan that there were grave difficulties in their way, and so he proposes that they should walk into the country, to be able to talk with one another more freely, and concert measures for the future. And there Jonathan binds himself with a solemn oath, if Saul's intentions be good, to send a trusty messenger to inform David, but if there be danger, then to come and tell David himself. O Lord God. With a few MSS. we must supply the usual formula of an oath: "As Jehovah the God of Israel liveth." About tomorrow any time, or the third day. This cumbrous translation arose out of the mistaken idea that the word rendered tomorrow could only be used in that limited sense. Strictly it signifies the morning, and is applicable to any morrow. Jonathan fixes one time, and one only, and the passage should be rendered, "By this time on the third morrow." The meeting was to be on the morrow after the second day of the festival, and so on the third morrow after the conversation. The whole may be translated, "As Jehovah the God of Israel liveth, when by this time on the third morrow I have searched my father, and, behold, there be good for David, if then I send not to thee, and uncover thy ear, Jehovah do so and much more to Jonathan." The alternative case is then put, and if the news be evil, Jonathan undertakes himself to be the messenger, and David is to provide for his safety by flight. The concluding prayer that Jehovah might be with David as he had been with Saul contains the same presentiment of David attaining to great power and dignity which is more directly expressed in the following verses.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Come,”
לְכָ֖ה (lə·ḵāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

he
יְהֽוֹנָתָן֙ (yə·hō·w·nā·ṯān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3083: Jonathan -- 'the LORD has given', the name of a number of Israelites

replied,
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“let us go out
וְנֵצֵ֣א (wə·nê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common plural
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

to the field.”
הַשָּׂדֶ֑ה (haś·śā·ḏeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land

So the two
שְׁנֵיהֶ֖ם (šə·nê·hem)
Number - mdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

of them went out
וַיֵּצְא֥וּ (way·yê·ṣə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

into the field,
הַשָּׂדֶֽה׃ (haś·śā·ḏeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land


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