And he said unto him, God forbid; you shall not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will show it to me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so.
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George Leo Haydock
Be. The recent machinations and orders of Saul had been concealed from his son, with whom he used to consult on all important matters. (Calmet)
Perceiving, however, that Jonathan was unwilling to come into his measures, Saul, in his phrenzy, tried to destroy David. (Haydock)
But Jonathan, forming his judgment of others by his own upright heart, relied on the oath of his father, (Calmet) and on the information he had lately communicated to him, when he desired David to be slain. (Menochius)
Abulensis believes that the particulars of a preceding reconciliation have been lost, which Salien supplies, the year of the world 2973.