1 Samuel 20:18
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King James Version
Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jonathan said to him, To-morrow is the new moon; and thou wilt be missed, for thy seat will be empty;

World English Bible
Then Jonathan said to him, "Tomorrow is the new moon: and you will be missed, because your seat will be empty.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jonathan saith to him, 'To-morrow is new moon, and thou hast been looked after, for thy seat is looked after;

1 Samuel 20:18 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

empty: Heb. missed

Geneva Study Bible

Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.1 Samuel 20:18 Parallel Commentaries

Library
How to Make Use of Christ for Steadfastness, in a Time when Truth is Oppressed and Borne Down.
When enemies are prevailing, and the way of truth is evil spoken of, many faint, and many turn aside, and do not plead for truth, nor stand up for the interest of Christ, in their hour and power of darkness: many are overcome with base fear, and either side with the workers of iniquity, or are not valiant for the truth, but being faint-hearted, turn back. Now the thoughts of this may put some who desire to stand fast, and to own him and his cause in a day of trial, to enquire how they shall make
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:5
And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to morrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at even.

1 Samuel 20:19
And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself when the business was in hand, and shalt remain by the stone Ezel.

1 Samuel 20:25
And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul's side, and David's place was empty.

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