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[Bible Study]Did David lie In 1 Samuel 20:5-6
« on: February 23, 2018, 10:45:49 AM »
Did David lie In 1 Samuel 20:5-6

In this passage, David and Jonathan are talking about Saul if he is trying to kill David. David tells Jonathan to test Saul of how he would react if David went to Bethlehem. So David was telling Jonathan to lie to Saul that he was going to Bethlehem but he really was not since it said that he was going to hide in the field. If this is considered a lie, is this particular lie a sin?

So David said, “Look, tomorrow is the New Moon feast, and I am supposed to dine with the king; but let me go and hide in the field until the evening of the day after tomorrow. If your father misses me at all, tell him, ‘David earnestly asked my permission to hurry to Bethlehem, his hometown, because an annual sacrifice is being made there for his whole clan.’ If he says, ‘Very well,’ then your servant is safe. But if he loses his temper, you can be sure that he is determined to harm me. As for you, show kindness to your servant, for you have brought him into a covenant with you before the Lord. If I am guilty, then kill me yourself! Why hand me over to your father?”

1 Samuel 20:5-8

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