SEV Biblia, Chapter 14:43 Entonces Saúl dijo a Jonatán: Declárame qué has hecho. Y Jonatán se lo declaró, y dijo: Cierto que gusté con la punta de la vara que traía en mi mano, un poco de miel; Â¿he de morir por eso?
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 43. Then Saul said to Jonathan, tell me what thou hast done , etc.] What sin he had committed, the lot having fallen on him, and found him out: and Jonathan told him ; the whole of the matter, all the truth, without any reserve: and said, I did but take a little honey with the end of the rod that was in mine hand ; he speaks of the fact as a trivial thing, as if it was not deserving of death, though he was willing to submit to it; yet it seems strange he should say nothing of his ignorance of the charge and oath of Saul, and plead that in excuse of it; though Josephus makes him to take notice of it: and, “lo, I must die”; am condemned to die, as the Targum; for which he was prepared and ready, being willing to testify an entire subjection to his father’s authority and will. Josephus represents him speaking with a generosity and greatness of soul, after this manner, “death is most sweet to me, which is for the sake of maintaining thy piety and religion; and after so glorious a victory, it is the greatest consolation to me to leave the Hebrews conquerors of the Philistines.”
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 36-46 - If God turns away our prayer, we have reason to suspect it is for some sin harboured in our hearts, which we should find out, that we may pu it away, and put it to death. We should always first suspect an examine ourselves; but an unhumbled heart suspects every other person and looks every where but at home for the sinful cause of calamity Jonathan was discovered to be the offender. Those most indulgent to their own sins are most severe upon others; those who most disregar God's authority, are most impatient when their own commands ar slighted. Such as cast abroad curses, endanger themselves and their families. What do we observe in the whole of Saul's behaviour on thi occasion, but an impetuous, proud, malignant, impious disposition? An do we not in every instance perceive that man, left to himself, betray the depravity of his nature, and is enslaved to the basest tempers.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 שׁאול 7586 אל 413 יונתן 3129 הגידה 5046 לי מה 4100 עשׂיתה 6213 ויגד 5046 לו יונתן 3129 ויאמר 559 טעם 2938 טעמתי 2938 בקצה 7097 המטה 4294 אשׁר 834 בידי 3027 מעט 4592 דבשׁ 1706 הנני 2005 אמות׃ 4191