The story of friends:
I Samuel 20
We know they were good friends; the Bible
as his own soul!
I Samuel 18:4 says that Jonathan gave David his
own robe and garments, even his own sword and
was the son of King Saul,
the first king of Israel.
the son of Jesse.
King Saul was very jealous of
and he wanted to kill him.
was living in the king's house because King Saul
liked to hear him play his harp; but
became afraid to live there anymore.
came up with a plan.
would hide in the field while
went home to dinner. If King Saul got mad because
wasn't at dinner, then Jonathan would know that
King Saul meant
would warn him.
He would warn
by coming back out to the field with his bow and arrow
and a young lad. He would tell the young lad to go fetch the arrows that
he had shot. If
told the lad that the arrows were on this side of
would know that everything was okay and he could come back to
the king's house.
If Jonathon told the lad that the arrows are beyond him,
should run away to preserve his own life.
Sure enough, King Saul became angry at Jonathan during dinner because
wasn't also at the table. King Saul yelled to
to go get
that King Saul could kill him.
tried to ask his father what wrong thing that
King Saul threw a javelin at his own son.
went out to the field with his bow and arrows and a young lad.
He shot an arrow and told the young lad that that arrow had gone beyond him.
The young lad gathered all the arrows and then
told the lad to go back to
came out of his hiding place and
cried together and said good-bye to each
other and promised to always be