1 Samuel 20:7
New International Version
If he says, ‘Very well,’ then your servant is safe. But if he loses his temper, you can be sure that he is determined to harm me.

New Living Translation
If he says, ‘Fine!’ you will know all is well. But if he is angry and loses his temper, you will know he is determined to kill me.

English Standard Version
If he says, ‘Good!’ it will be well with your servant, but if he is angry, then know that harm is determined by him.

Berean Study Bible
If he says, ‘Good,’ then your servant is safe, but if he is enraged, you will know he has evil intentions.

King James Bible
If he say thus, It is well; thy servant shall have peace: but if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil is determined by him.

New King James Version
If he says thus: ‘It is well,’ your servant will be safe. But if he is very angry, be sure that evil is determined by him.

New American Standard Bible
If he says, ‘That is good,’ your servant will be safe; but if he is very angry, be aware that he has decided on evil.

NASB 1995
“If he says, ‘It is good,’ your servant will be safe; but if he is very angry, know that he has decided on evil.

NASB 1977
“If he says, ‘It is good,’ your servant shall be safe; but if he is very angry, know that he has decided on evil.

Amplified Bible
If he says, ‘All right,’ your servant will be safe; but if he is very angry, then be certain that he has decided on evil.

Christian Standard Bible
If he says, ‘Good,’ then your servant is safe, but if he becomes angry, you will know he has evil intentions.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If he says, ‘Good,’ then your servant is safe, but if he becomes angry, you will know he has evil intentions.

American Standard Version
If he say thus, It is well; thy servant shall have peace: but if he be wroth, then know that evil is determined by him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If thus he will say, ‘very good’, your Servant will have peace and if it is very displeasing to him, know that evil is determined from his presence

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If he shall say thus, Well, - all is safe for thy servant: but if he shall answer harshly to thee, know that evil is determined by him.

Contemporary English Version
If your father says it's all right, then I'm safe. But if he gets angry, you'll know he wants to harm me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If he shall say, It is well: thy servant shall have peace: but if he be angry, know that his malice is come to its height.

English Revised Version
If he say thus, It is well; thy servant shall have peace: but if he be wroth, then know that evil is determined by him.

Good News Translation
If he says, 'All right,' I will be safe; but if he becomes angry, you will know that he is determined to harm me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If he says, 'Good!' then I will be safe. But if he gets really angry, then you'll know for sure that he has decided to harm me.

International Standard Version
If he says, 'Good,' then your servant will be safe. But if he actually gets angry, you will know that his intentions are evil.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If he say thus: It is well; thy servant shall have peace; but if he be wroth, then know that evil is determined by him.

Literal Standard Version
If thus he says: Good; [there is] peace for your servant; and if it is very displeasing to him—know that the evil has been determined by him;

NET Bible
If he should then say, 'That's fine,' then your servant is safe. But if he becomes very angry, be assured that he has decided to harm me.

New Heart English Bible
If he says, 'It is well;' your servant shall have peace: but if he be angry, then know that evil is determined by him.

World English Bible
If he says, 'It is well;' your servant shall have peace: but if he be angry, then know that evil is determined by him.

Young's Literal Translation
If thus he say: Good; peace is for thy servant; and if it be very displeasing to him -- know that the evil hath been determined by him;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jonathan Helps David
6If your father misses me at all, tell him, ‘David urgently requested my permission to hurry to Bethlehem, his hometown, because there is an annual sacrifice for his whole clan.’ 7If he says, ‘Good,’ then your servant is safe, but if he is enraged, you will know he has evil intentions. 8Therefore deal faithfully with your servant, for you have brought me into a covenant with you before the LORD. If there is iniquity in me, then kill me yourself; why should you bring me to your father?”…

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:33
Then Saul hurled his spear at Jonathan to kill him; so Jonathan knew that his father was determined to kill David.

1 Samuel 25:17
Now consider carefully what you must do, because disaster looms over our master and all his household. For he is such a scoundrel that nobody can speak to him!"


Treasury of Scripture

If he say thus, It is well; your servant shall have peace: but if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil is determined by him.

It is well

Deuteronomy 1:23
And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:

2 Samuel 17:4
And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

evil

1 Samuel 20:9
And Jonathan said, Far be it from thee: for if I knew certainly that evil were determined by my father to come upon thee, then would not I tell it thee?

1 Samuel 25:17
Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.

Esther 7:7
And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

he says,
יֹאמַ֛ר (yō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘Good,’
ט֖וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

then your servant
לְעַבְדֶּ֑ךָ (lə·‘aḇ·de·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

is safe,
שָׁל֣וֹם (šā·lō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

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

he is enraged,
חָרֹ֤ה (ḥā·rōh)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 2734: To glow, grow warm, to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy

you will know
דַּ֕ע (da‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

he has evil
הָרָעָ֖ה (hā·rā·‘āh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

intentions.
כָלְתָ֥ה (ḵā·lə·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent


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