1 Samuel 20:1

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? KJV

1 Samuel 20:2

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 show it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so. KJV

1 Samuel 20:3

And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death. KJV

1 Samuel 20:4

Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee. KJV

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. KJV

1 Samuel 20:6

If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family. KJV

1 Samuel 20:7

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. KJV

1 Samuel 20:8

Therefore thou shalt deal kindly with thy servant; for thou hast brought thy servant into a covenant of the LORD with thee: notwithstanding, if there be in me iniquity, slay me thyself; for why shouldest thou bring me to thy father? KJV

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? KJV

1 Samuel 20:10

Then said David to Jonathan, Who shall tell me? or what if thy father answer thee roughly? KJV

1 Samuel 20:11

And Jonathan said unto David, Come, and let us go out into the field. And they went out both of them into the field. KJV

1 Samuel 20:12

And Jonathan said unto David, O LORD God of Israel, when I have sounded my father about to morrow any time, or the third day, and, behold, if there be good toward David, and I then send not unto thee, and show it thee; KJV

1 Samuel 20:13

The LORD do so and much more to Jonathan: but if it please my father to do thee evil, then I will show it thee, and send thee away, that thou mayest go in peace: and the LORD be with thee, as he hath been with my father. KJV

1 Samuel 20:14

And thou shalt not only while yet I live show me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not: KJV

1 Samuel 20:15

But also thou shalt not cut off thy kindness from my house for ever: no, not when the LORD hath cut off the enemies of David every one from the face of the earth. KJV