And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul's side, and David's place was empty.
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George Leo Haydock
Arose, out of respect. Septuagint, "he had the precedence over Jonathan "alone, as the latter sat "on the king's right hand, and Abner on the left "Arabic. (Calmet)
David's place was after Abner. (Menochius)