1 Samuel 20:1
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English Standard Version
Then David fled from Naioth in Ramah and came and said before Jonathan, “What have I done? What is my guilt? And what is my sin before your father, that he seeks my life?”

King James Bible
And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?

American Standard Version
And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But David fled from Najoth, which is in Ramatha, and came and said to Jonathan: What have I done? what is my iniquity, and what is my sin against thy father, that he seeketh my life?

English Revised Version
And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?

Webster's Bible Translation
And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is my iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When Saul was told where this place was, he sent messengers to fetch David. But as soon as the messengers saw the company of prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing there as their leader, the Spirit of God came upon them, so that they also prophesied. The singular ויּרא is certainly very striking here; but it is hardly to be regarded as merely a copyist's error for the plural ויּראוּ, because it is extremely improbable that such an error as this should have found universal admission into the MSS; so that it is in all probability to be taken as the original and correct reading, and understood either as relating to the leader of the messengers, or as used because the whole company of messengers were regarded as one body. The ἁπ. λεγ. להקה signifies, according to the ancient versions, an assembly, equivalent to קהלה, from which it arose according to Kimchi and other Rabbins by simple inversion.

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1 Samuel 19:19-24 And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah...

1 Samuel 23:26-28 And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain...

Psalm 124:6-8 Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as a prey to their teeth...

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished:

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1 Samuel 12:3 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose donkey have I taken?...

1 Samuel 24:11,17 Moreover, my father, see, yes, see the skirt of your robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and killed you not...

Psalm 7:3-5 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands...

Psalm 18:20-24 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me...

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

1 John 3:21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:2
And he said to him, "Far from it! You shall not die. Behold, my father does nothing either great or small without disclosing it to me. And why should my father hide this from me? It is not so."

1 Samuel 24:9
And David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of men who say, 'Behold, David seeks your harm'?

Psalm 54:3
For strangers have risen against me; ruthless men seek my life; they do not set God before themselves. Selah

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