1 Samuel 20:39
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New International Version
(The boy knew nothing about all this; only Jonathan and David knew.)

King James Bible
But the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

Darby Bible Translation
And the lad knew nothing: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

World English Bible
But the boy didn't know anything. Only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

Young's Literal Translation
And the youth hath not known anything, only Jonathan and David knew the word.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Make speed, haste, stay not - Though these words appear to be addressed to the lad, yet they were spoken to David, indicating that his life was at stake, and only a prompt flight could save him.

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1 Samuel 20:38 And Jonathan called after the lad, "Hurry, be quick, do not stay!" And Jonathan's lad picked up the arrow and came to his master.

1 Samuel 20:40 Then Jonathan gave his weapons to his lad and said to him, "Go, bring them to the city."

Jonathan, the Pattern of Friendship
'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? 2. And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so. 3. And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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 20:38
Then he shouted, "Hurry! Go quickly! Don't stop!" The boy picked up the arrow and returned to his master.

1 Samuel 20:40
Then Jonathan gave his weapons to the boy and said, "Go, carry them back to town."

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