Then you shall say unto them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.
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George Leo Haydock
There. This he had actually done, chap. xxxvii. 19. He perhaps renewed the petition, at this interview, to satisfy the king. (Haydock)
We may conceal the truth, but must never speak what is false. (Calmet)
"In a matter, says Puffendorf, which I am not obliged to declare to another, if I cannot with safety conceal the whole, I may fairly discover no more than a part. "Who can require a privy counsellor to reveal the king's secret? Yet Paine accuses the prophet of duplicity! (Watson)