1 Samuel 20:33
New International Version
But Saul hurled his spear at him to kill him. Then Jonathan knew that his father intended to kill David.

New Living Translation
Then Saul hurled his spear at Jonathan, intending to kill him. So at last Jonathan realized that his father was really determined to kill David.

English Standard Version
But Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him. So Jonathan knew that his father was determined to put David to death.

Berean Study Bible
Then Saul hurled his spear at Jonathan to kill him; so Jonathan knew that his father was determined to kill David.

King James Bible
And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.

New King James Version
Then Saul cast a spear at him to kill him, by which Jonathan knew that it was determined by his father to kill David.

New American Standard Bible
Then Saul hurled his spear at him to strike and kill him; so Jonathan knew that his father had decided to put David to death.

NASB 1995
Then Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him down; so Jonathan knew that his father had decided to put David to death.

NASB 1977
Then Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him down; so Jonathan knew that his father had decided to put David to death.

Amplified Bible
Then Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him down, so Jonathan knew [without any doubt] that his father had decided to put David to death.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Saul threw his spear at Jonathan to kill him, so he knew that his father was determined to kill David.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Saul threw his spear at Jonathan to kill him, so he knew that his father was determined to kill David.

American Standard Version
And Saul cast his spear at him to smite him; whereby Jonathan knew that is was determined of his father to put David to death.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shaul lifted a spear against him to strike him, and Yonathan knew the purpose from the presence of his father was to kill David

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Saul lifted up his spear against Jonathan to slay him: so Jonathan knew that this evil was determined on by his father to slay David.

Contemporary English Version
Saul threw his spear at Jonathan and tried to kill him. Then Jonathan was sure that his father really did want to kill David.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul caught up a spear to strike him. And Jonathan understood that it was determined by his father to kill David.

English Revised Version
And Saul cast his spear at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to put David to death.

Good News Translation
At that, Saul threw his spear at Jonathan to kill him, and Jonathan realized that his father was really determined to kill David.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul raised his spear to strike him. Then Jonathan knew his father was determined to kill David.

International Standard Version
Then Saul threw the spear that was beside him to strike Jonathan down. So Jonathan realized that his father was determined to kill David.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul cast his spear at him to smite him; whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to put David to death.

Literal Standard Version
And Saul casts the javelin at him to strike him, and Jonathan knows that it has been determined by his father to put David to death.

NET Bible
Then Saul threw his spear at Jonathan in order to strike him down. So Jonathan was convinced that his father had decided to kill David.

New Heart English Bible
And Saul raised his spear at him to strike him. Then Jonathan realized that this evil from his father to kill David was determined.

World English Bible
Saul cast his spear at him to strike him. By this Jonathan knew that his father was determined to put David to death.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul casteth the javelin at him to smite him, and Jonathan knoweth that it hath been determined by his father to put David to death.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul Seeks to Kill Jonathan
32“Why must he be put to death?” Jonathan replied. “What has he done?” 33Then Saul hurled his spear at Jonathan to kill him; so Jonathan knew that his father was determined to kill David. 34Jonathan got up from the table in fierce anger and did not eat any food that second day of the month, for he was grieved by his father’s shameful treatment of David.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 18:11
and he hurled it, thinking, "I will pin David to the wall." But David eluded him twice.

1 Samuel 19:10
Saul tried to pin him to the wall with his spear. But the spear struck the wall and David eluded him, ran away, and escaped that night.

1 Samuel 20:7
If he says, 'Good,' then your servant is safe, but if he is enraged, you will know he has evil intentions.

1 Samuel 20:34
Jonathan got up from the table in fierce anger and did not eat any food that second day of the month, for he was grieved by his father's shameful treatment of David.


Treasury of Scripture

And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Saul
שָׁא֧וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

hurled
וַיָּ֨טֶל (way·yā·ṭel)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2904: To pitch over, reel, to cast down, out

his spear
הַחֲנִ֛ית (ha·ḥă·nîṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2595: A lance

at [Jonathan]
עָלָ֖יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

to kill him;
לְהַכֹּת֑וֹ (lə·hak·kō·ṯōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

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

knew
וַיֵּ֙דַע֙ (way·yê·ḏa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

his father
אָבִ֖יו (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1: Father

was determined
כָ֥לָה (ḵā·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3617: Completion, complete destruction, consumption, annihilation

to kill
לְהָמִ֥ית (lə·hā·mîṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

David.
דָּוִֽד׃ (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse


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