"And so it was, in the morning, that Jonathan went out into the field at the time appointed with David, and a little lad was with him.
Then he said to his lad, "Now run, find the arrows which I shoot." As the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.
When the lad had come to the place where the arrow was which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan cried out after the lad and said, "Is not the arrow beyond you?"
And Jonathan cried out after the lad, "Make haste, hurry, do not delay!" So Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows and came back to the master.
But the lad did not know anything. Only Jonathan and David knew of the matter.
Then Jonathan gave his weapons to his lad, and said to him, "Go, carry them to the city."
As soon as the lad had gone, David arose from a place toward the south, fell on his face to the ground, and bowed down three times. And they kissed one another; and they wept together, but David more so.
Then Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace, since we have both sworn in the name of the Lord, saying, 'May the Lord be between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants, forever.'" So he arose and departed, and Jonathan went into the city." 1 Samuel 20:35-42, NKJV
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