43 Saul commanded him, “Tell me what you did.”(A)

Jonathan told him, “I tasted a little honey(B) with the end of the staff I was carrying. I am ready to die!”

44 Saul declared to him, “May God punish me and do so severely(C) if you do not die, Jonathan!”

45 But the people said to Saul, “Must Jonathan die, who accomplished such a great deliverance for Israel? No, as the Lord lives, not a hair of his head will fall to the ground,(D) for he worked with God’s help today.”(E) So the people redeemed Jonathan, and he did not die.

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