1 Samuel 20:22
New International Version
But if I say to the boy, 'Look, the arrows are beyond you,' then you must go, because the LORD has sent you away.

New Living Translation
But if I tell him, ‘Go farther—the arrows are still ahead of you,’ then it will mean that you must leave immediately, for the LORD is sending you away.

English Standard Version
But if I say to the youth, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you,’ then go, for the LORD has sent you away.

Berean Study Bible
But if I say to the young man, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you,’ then you must go, for the LORD has sent you away.

King James Bible
But if I say thus unto the young man, Behold, the arrows are beyond thee; go thy way: for the LORD hath sent thee away.

New King James Version
But if I say thus to the young man, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you’—go your way, for the LORD has sent you away.

New American Standard Bible
But if I say to the youth, ‘Behold, the arrows are beyond you,’ go, because the LORD has sent you away.

NASB 1995
"But if I say to the youth, 'Behold, the arrows are beyond you,' go, for the LORD has sent you away.

NASB 1977
“But if I say to the youth, ‘Behold, the arrows are beyond you,’ go, for the LORD has sent you away.

Amplified Bible
But if I say to the boy, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you,’ then go, for the LORD has sent you away.

Christian Standard Bible
But if I say this to the youth, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you! ’ then go, for the LORD is sending you away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if I say this to the youth: 'Look, the arrows are beyond you!' then go, for the LORD is sending you away.

American Standard Version
But if I say thus unto the boy, Behold, the arrows are beyond thee; go thy way; for Jehovah hath sent thee away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if I say thus to the boy: ‘Behold, the arrows are beside you and beyond!’ Go, because LORD JEHOVAH is sending you away

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If I should expressly say to the lad, The arrow is here, and on this side of thee, take it; then come, for it is well with thee, and there is no reason for fear, as the Lord lives: but if I should say thus to the young man, The arrow is on that side of thee, and beyond; go, for the Lord hath sent thee away.

Contemporary English Version
But if it isn't safe, I'll say to the boy, "The arrows are farther away!" This will mean that the LORD wants you to leave, and you must go.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I shall say to the boy: Behold the arrows are on this side of thee, take them up: come thou to me, because, there is peace to thee, and there is no evil, as the Lord liveth. But if I shall speak thus to the boy: Behold the arrows are beyond thee: go in peace, for the Lord hath sent thee away.

English Revised Version
But if I say thus unto the boy, Behold, the arrows are beyond thee: go thy way; for the LORD hath sent thee away.

Good News Translation
But if I tell him, 'The arrows are on the other side of you,' then leave, because the LORD is sending you away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if I tell the boy, 'The arrows are next to you,' then go, because the LORD has sent you away.

International Standard Version
But if I say this to the young man: 'Look, the arrows are beyond you,' then go, for the LORD has sent you away.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if I say thus unto the boy: Behold, the arrows are beyond thee; go thy way; for the LORD hath sent thee away.

Literal Standard Version
And if thus I say to the young man, Behold, the arrows [are] beyond you—go, for YHWH has sent you away;

NET Bible
But if I say to the boy, "Look, the arrows are on the other side of you,' get away. For in that case the LORD has sent you away.

New Heart English Bible
But if I say this to the boy, 'Look, the arrow is beyond you;' then go your way; for the LORD has sent you away.

World English Bible
But if I say this to the boy, 'Behold, the arrows are beyond you;' then go your way; for Yahweh has sent you away.

Young's Literal Translation
And if thus I say to the young man, Lo, the arrows are beyond thee, -- go, for Jehovah hath sent thee away;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jonathan and David Renew Their Covenant
21Then I will send a boy and say, ‘Go, find the arrows!’ Now, if I expressly say to him, ‘Look, the arrows are on this side of you; bring them,’ then come, because as surely as the LORD lives, it is safe for you and there is no danger. 22But if I say to the young man, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you,’ then you must go, for the LORD has sent you away. 23And as for the matter you and I have discussed, the LORD is a witness between you and me forever.”…

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:21
Then I will send a boy and say, 'Go, find the arrows!' Now, if I expressly say to him, 'Look, the arrows are on this side of you; bring them,' then come, because as surely as the LORD lives, it is safe for you and there is no danger.

1 Samuel 20:37
When the boy reached the place where Jonathan's arrow had fallen, Jonathan called to him, "Isn't the arrow beyond you?"

1 Samuel 20:42
And Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace, for the two of us have sworn in the name of the LORD, saying, 'May the LORD be a witness between you and me, and between your descendants and mine forever.'" Then David got up and departed, and Jonathan went back into the city.


Treasury of Scripture

But if I say thus to the young man, Behold, the arrows are beyond you; go your way: for the LORD has sent you away.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But if
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I say
אֹמַר֙ (’ō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to the young man,
לָעֶ֔לֶם (lā·‘e·lem)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5958: Something kept out of sight, a lad

‘Look,
הִנֵּ֥ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

the arrows [are]
הַחִצִּ֖ים (ha·ḥiṣ·ṣîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2678: An arrow

beyond you,’
מִמְּךָ֣ (mim·mə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

then
וָהָ֑לְאָה (wā·hā·lə·’āh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 1973: To the distance, far away, thus far

you must go,
לֵ֕ךְ (lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has sent you away.
שִֽׁלַּחֲךָ֖ (šil·la·ḥă·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out


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