SEV Biblia, Chapter 14:45 Entonces el pueblo dijo a Saúl: Â¿Ha pues de morir Jonatán, el que ha hecho esta salud grande en Israel? No será así. Vive el SEÑOR, que no ha de caer un cabello de su cabeza en tierra, pues que ha obrado hoy con Dios. Así libró el pueblo a Jonatán, para que no muriese.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 14:45 Verse 45. And the people said] "Shall Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel? God forbid! As the Lord liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground." Here was a righteous and impartial jury, who brought in a verdict according to the evidence: No man should die but for a breach of the law of God; but Jonathan hath not broken any law of God; therefore Jonathan should not die. And because he should not, therefore he shall not.
He hath wrought with God this day.] God has been commander- in-chief; Jonathan has acted under his directions.
So the people rescued Jonathan] And God testified no displeasure; and perhaps he permitted all this that he might correct Saul's propensity to rashness and precipitancy.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 45. And the people said unto Saul , etc.] Hearing such words, and filled with grief, pity, and sympathy for Jonathan, as Josephus observes: shall Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel ? no, he shall not; what, such a man as he die, who, under God, has been the instrument of so great deliverance, who first began it himself with one man only with him, and has proceeded in it to the finishing of it? God forbid : this shall not be so; they speak of it with the utmost abhorrence and detestation, as a shocking piece of cruelty and ingratitude, unheard of, and not to be paralleled: as the Lord liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground ; as Saul swore he should die, they also swear he should not, expressing their firm resolution to stand by him, and preserve his life; and so far should it be from him to have his life taken away, that an hair of his head should not be touched, or the least injury done to his person; for though they had yielded a ready obedience to all the orders and commands of Saul, which were distressing to themselves, they were determined to oppose him in this case of his son: for he hath wrought with God this day ; God has been with him, assisted him to do great things for Israel, and therefore should not die for a thing so trivial; and it being not done in disobedience to his father, nor in contempt of him, but through pure ignorance, as some of them well knew; so the Targum, “for it is known before the Lord, that in ignorance he did it this day:” so the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not ; not by force, but by their resolution and importunity; or “redeemed” him f290 , by exposing their own lives to danger in opposing their king, and by their petitions to him for him; and, as Josephus says f291 , by their prayers to God for him, that his fault might be forgiven.
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 העם 5971 אל 413 שׁאול 7586 היונתן 3129 ימות 4191 אשׁר 834 עשׂה 6213 הישׁועה 3444 הגדולה 1419 הזאת 2063 בישׂראל 3478 חלילה 2486 חי 2416 יהוה 3068 אם 518 יפל 5307 משׂערת 8185 ראשׁו 7218 ארצה 776 כי 3588 עם 5973 אלהים 430 עשׂה 6213 היום 3117 הזה 2088 ויפדו 6299 העם 5971 את 853 יונתן 3129 ולא 3808 מת׃ 4191