1 Samuel 20:4
New International Version
Jonathan said to David, "Whatever you want me to do, I'll do for you."

New Living Translation
“Tell me what I can do to help you,” Jonathan exclaimed.

English Standard Version
Then Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you say, I will do for you.”

Berean Study Bible
Then Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you desire, I will do for you.”

King James Bible
Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee.

New King James Version
So Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you yourself desire, I will do it for you.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you say, I will do for you.”

NASB 1995
Then Jonathan said to David, "Whatever you say, I will do for you."

NASB 1977
Then Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you say, I will do for you.”

Amplified Bible
Then Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you say, I will do for you.”

Christian Standard Bible
Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you say, I will do for you.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jonathan said to David, "Whatever you say, I will do for you."

American Standard Version
Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Jonathan said to David: “Whatever your soul says, I shall do for you!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jonathan said to David, What does thy soul desire, and what shall I do for thee.

Contemporary English Version
Then Jonathan said, "Tell me what to do, and I'll do it."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jonathan said to David: Whatsoever thy soul shall say to me, I will do for thee.

English Revised Version
Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee.

Good News Translation
Jonathan said, "I'll do anything you want."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jonathan said to David, "I'll do whatever you say."

International Standard Version
Jonathan told David, "Whatever you say, I'll do."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said Jonathan unto David: 'What doth thy soul desire, that I should do it for thee?'

Literal Standard Version
And Jonathan says to David, “What does your soul [desire]? Command and I do it for you.”

NET Bible
Jonathan replied to David, "Tell me what I can do for you."

New Heart English Bible
Then Jonathan said to David, "Whatever your soul desires, I will even do it for you."

World English Bible
Then Jonathan said to David, "Whatever your soul desires, I will even do it for you."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jonathan saith to David, 'What doth thy soul say? -- and I do it for thee.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jonathan Helps David
3But David again vowed, “Your father knows very well that I have found favor in your eyes, and he has said, ‘Jonathan must not know of this, or he will be grieved.’ As surely as the LORD lives and as you yourself live, there is but a step between me and death.” 4Then Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you desire, I will do for you.” 5So David told him, “Look, tomorrow is the New Moon, and I am supposed to dine with the king. Instead, let me go and hide in the field until the third evening from now.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:3
But David again vowed, "Your father knows very well that I have found favor in your eyes, and he has said, 'Jonathan must not know of this, or he will be grieved.' As surely as the LORD lives and as you yourself live, there is but a step between me and death."

1 Samuel 20:5
So David told him, "Look, tomorrow is the New Moon, and I am supposed to dine with the king. Instead, let me go and hide in the field until the third evening from now.


Treasury of Scripture

Then said Jonathan to David, Whatever your soul desires, I will even do it for you.

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Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

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

“Whatever
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

you
נַפְשְׁךָ֖ (nap̄·šə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

desire,
תֹּאמַ֥ר (tō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

I will do for you.”
וְאֶֽעֱשֶׂה־ (wə·’e·‘ĕ·śeh-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make


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