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1 Samuel 20:20

    1 Samuel 20:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And on the third day I will send arrows from my bow against its side as if at a mark.

    Webster's Revision

    And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark.

    World English Bible

    I will shoot three arrows on its side, as though I shot at a mark.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 20:20

    I will shoot three arrows - Jonathan intended that David should stay at the stone Ezel, where probably there was some kind of cave, or hiding place; that, to prevent all suspicion, he would not go to him himself, but take his servant into the fields, and pretend to be exercising himself in archery; that he would shoot three arrows, the better to cover his design; and that, if he should say to his servant, who went to bring back the arrows, "The arrows are on this side of thee," this should be a sign to David that he might safely return to court, no evil being designed; but if he should say, "The arrows are beyond thee," then David should escape for his life, Saul having determined his destruction.